Accession Number : AD0766400

Title :   Low Cost, Fiber Glass Reinforced Plastic Fuel Tank.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. May 70-Jun 72,

Corporate Author : WHITTAKER CORP SAN DIEGO CALIF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Chase,Vance A.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 261

Abstract : Fiber glass reinforced plastic composite fuel tanks (300 gal.) for the A7D aircraft are developed and tested. The primary objective of this program is to demonstrate feasibility of utilizing fiber reinforced plastic composite materials for fabrication of aircraft tankage on a production basis at low cost. Fatigue data for the composite and adhesive bonded materials utilized in fabrication of the tank is developed. Analysis of the tank involving loads, weight, stress, nesting, and tank volume is performed. Procedure and results of these analyses are reported. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   (*FUEL TANKS, REINFORCED PLASTICS), ATTACK BOMBERS, GLASS TEXTILES, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), STRESSES, LOADS(FORCES), WEIGHT

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE