Accession Number : AD0709846

Title :   AN ENGINEERING INVESTIGATION AND ANALYSIS OF CRASH-FIRE RESISTANT FUEL TANKS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FIRESTONE COATED FABRICS CO AKRON OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Yancey,Merritt M. ; Headrick,Richard T.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : A study was made of the use of available rubber, plastic and other materials to reduce probability of fire in fuel tanks during and after survivable crashes. Techniques investigated apply to integral tanks and bladder cells as well. General contributions include prevention of original penetration, containment of penetration, maintenance of fuel integrity even with failure of above two systems; change in characteristics of fuel expulsion from major wound to non-vapor, low flow liquid leak; flame and explosion suppression and surge attenuation. Proper selection of building blocks to optimize desired performance characteristics indicates a major contribution is available with slight, almost unmeasurable displacement of usable fuel and addition of weight. Structures so protected may be inspected. (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   (*FUEL TANKS, *FIRE SAFETY), (*AVIATION ACCIDENTS, FIRE SAFETY), (*AIRCRAFT FIRES, AVIATION FUELS), RUBBER, EXPANDED PLASTICS, PROBABILITY, REDUCTION, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), PENETRATION, LEAKAGE(FLUID), FLAMES, EXPLOSIONS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE