Accession Number : AD0289074

Title :   ENGINEERING RESEARCH - SEALING - METAL-FIBER COMPOSITE - EVALUATION OF

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/FORT WORTH TEX

Personal Author(s) : CARROLL,M.T. ; PRITCHARD,D.J.

Report Date : 30 DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A silver impregnated metal-fiber composite seal was received for testing as a fuel seal in the temperature range of -100 F to +1200 F. The seal was a flat circular gasket 8 1/4 in. in diameter and .031 in. thick. Sealing properties at room temperature were determined by installing the seal between the faying surfaces of a steel test tank and applying internal pressres from 5 to 30 psi. An air tight seal at room temperature could not be obtained with this composite fiber-metal seal. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FUEL SEALS, *FUEL TANKS, *SEALS (STOPPERS), COMPOSITE MATERIALS, FAILURE (MECHANICS), IMPREGNATION, PLATING, PRESSURE, REENTRY VEHICLES, SILVER

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE