Accession Number : ADD000146

Title :   Shock and Fire Attenuating Fuel Tank.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Winchester,Henry F

Report Date : 22 Jan 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to a self-sealing fuel tank subject to penetration by projectiles that is improved with the addition of a layer of rigid, fiber-reinforced foam material attached contiguous to the outside wall surface of the fuel tank. This enhances the resealing of the punctured tank wall and reduces the vulnerability of fires external and internal to the tank. The tank is further improved by the application of a layer of a similar foam material as a liner inside the tank to reduce damage caused by hydraulic ram pressure effects.

Descriptors :   *Self sealing fuel tanks, *Patents, Expanded plastics, Foam, Fiber reinforcement, Fuel tanks, Vulnerability, Shock waves

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE