Accession Number : ADD005621

Title :   Fuel Tank Leakage Fiber Flow Sealant.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : San Miguel,Anthony

Report Date : 09 May 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A self-sealing fuel tank is described which utilizes elongated nonself-adhering polymer fibers attached to the inner surface of the tank wall and interwoven to form a carpet-like liner for efficiently sealing large tears and cored holes. After penetration of the tank wall by a large or tumbling projectile, escaping fluid causes nearby elongated fibers to be swept into the hole, thereby choking the escaping fluid flow. Conventional small caliber self-sealant incorporated in the tank wall then flows into the hole choked by fibers and completes the seal.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Self sealing fuel tanks, *Linings, *Synthetic fibers, Polymers, Elongation, Repair

Subject Categories : Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE