Accession Number : ADA189818

Title :   Fuel Containment Concepts - Transport Category Airplanes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 86-Mar 87,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA CO BURBANK

Personal Author(s) : Wittlin, Gil

PDF Url : ADA189818

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 214

Abstract : This report describes a four phase study to identify potential fuel containment concepts for transport category aircraft. A literature survey was performed and the relative contributions from 53 documents are noted. Transport airplane data are summarized including the results from full-scale airplane crash tests and section tests. Analyses results which depict dynamic pulses are presented. Several reports including the U.S. Army Crash Survival Design Guide and the Special Aviation Fire and Explosion Reduction (SAFER) Advisory Committee are discussed in detail. Several fuel containment structural design concepts are evaluated with regard to both wing and fuselage usage. The state-of-the-art technology is summarized in this report. Included in this summary is a priority ranking of approaches. A selection of approaches is described. The selected concepts are reviewed with regard to benefit and penalties. The concepts are prioritized in order of effectiveness. Keywords: Crash resistant fuel system (CRFS), Auxiliary tank, Wet cell, Accident data, Tests, Design studies, Criteria, FAR, BCAR, Post-crash.

Descriptors :   *CRASHWORTHINESS, AIRCRAFT FIRES, CONTAINMENT(GENERAL), CRASHES, EXPLOSIONS, FUEL SYSTEMS, FUSELAGES, LITERATURE SURVEYS, TEST METHODS, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, WET CELLS, WINGS, FIRE HAZARDS, FIRE RESISTANCE

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE