Accession Number : ADA296170

Title :   Fuel Containment of Auxillary Fuel Tanks.

Corporate Author : GALAXY SCIENTIFIC CORP PLEASANTVILLE NJ

Personal Author(s) : Wittlin, Gil ; Muller, Mark

PDF Url : ADA296170

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This report summarizes activity performed in support of the FAA's Fuel Containment research program. A review was made of previously performed pretest analysis and longitudinal test results for a double-wall cylindrical auxiliary fuel tank. A review was made of the Auxiliary Fuel System Installation Advisory Circular. Available data from recent, pertinent transport category airplane accidents and full-scale crash test results were discussed for their relevance to the Fuel Containment research effort. The fuel tank/airframe installation was defined for the next series of longitudinal- and vertical-impact tests. The outline of a proposed semiempirical procedure was developed. The procedure's potential would be for use in evaluating fuselage- auxiliary fuel tank installations under dynamic loading utilizing available and pending test data.

Descriptors :   *CONTAINMENT(GENERAL), *FUELS, *FUEL TANKS, TEST AND EVALUATION, FUEL SYSTEMS, AUXILIARY, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, AIRCRAFT, INSTALLATION, FUSELAGES, AIRFRAMES, DYNAMIC LOADS, CRASHES, ACCIDENTS.

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE