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