Accession Number : AD0102825


Title :   COMPARTMENTED FUEL TANKS


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : KENTUCKY UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION LEXINGTON


Personal Author(s) : CARTER, W M ; GARD, O W ; WALTON, W W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/102825.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 73


Abstract : A study on compartmented fuel tanks has been made to determine the optimum number of compartments which give maximum leakage protection for minimum weight. Design criteria have been established to evaluate various arrangements, and several designs have been studied. From the results of this analysis the two most promising styles were selected for further study. These are the cellular type and the vertical tube type. One of each has been designed and detailed. It is concluded that compartmented fuel tanks can be built which give high leakage protection against 40 mm or larger missiles with a weight which compares favorably with the present self-sealing tanks.


Descriptors :   *FUEL TANKS , VULNERABILITY , PROTECTION , OPTIMIZATION , COMPARTMENTS


Subject Categories : Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE