Accession Number : ADD007712

Title :   Crashworthy Fuel Cell Repair.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : McCready,John E

Report Date : 04 Sep 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The need for crash-resistant fuel tanks to eliminate or minimize post-crash fires is well known. An equally well known fact is that such tanks, when ruptured ballistically or by impact, are very difficult to repair. Many materials have been tried, but without success. The variety of materials such as metal, plastic and nylon, which must be bonded to make a satisfactory repair renders the repair problem particularly challenging. A combination of bonding matrixes has been found which has resulted in a desirable fuel cell repair system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fuel cells, *Repair, *Crash resistance, *Fuel tanks, Impact tests, Adhesive bonding, Bonding, Nylon, Polymers, Inventions

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE