Accession Number : AD0855741

Title :   High Temperature Elastomeric Integral Fuel Tank Sealant Evaluations.

Descriptive Note : Technical Documentary rept. 15 Apr 63-15 Jul 64,

Corporate Author : BOEING CO WICHITA KS AIRPLANE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Middleton, Lyle G.

Report Date : SEP 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : Several experimental sealants were evaluated to determine their suitability for sealing fuel tanks of supersonic aircraft exposed to temperatures up to 650F. Sealants were initially screened by standard material specification test methods, followed by the evaluation of promising sealants in small titanium simulated fuel tanks. These tanks were subjected to realistic fuel tank environments in conjunction with cyclic structural loading at temperatures up to 450F on a dynamic test device. A total of five sealants were evaluated in five tanks. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SEALING COMPOUNDS), (*SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, FUEL TANKS), (*FUEL TANKS, HEAT RESISTANT PLASTICS, HALOCARBON PLASTICS, FLUORINE COMPOUNDS, SILICONES, TEST METHODS, FUEL SEALS.

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE