Accession Number : ADD008171

Title :   Louvre Buffer Fire Prevention System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bates,Jack R ; Collier,William E

Report Date : 03 Nov 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A composite or metal baffel system around a fuel tank collapses after puncture from an explosive round. The collapse is caused by the overpressure that follows penetration. The collapse delays fuel leakage until the incendiary effect of the explosive round is passed. The delay of fuel leakage is caused by the time it takes for fuel to follow a serpentine path through the collapsed baffel system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Fuel tanks, *Buffers, *Baffles, *Fire prevention, Collapsible structures, Penetration, Projectiles, Incendiary ammunition, High explosive ammunition

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE