AIRCRAFT WING FIRE TESTS IN THE UAC JET BURNER TEST STAND.
UNITED AIRCRAFT RESEARCH LABS EAST HARTFORD CT
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An investigation of fires within a typical aircraft wing structure resulting from simulated battle damage has been conducted at sea level conditions and varying approach velocities in the United Aircraft Corporation Jet Burner Test Stand. The purpose of this program was two-fold 1 To evaluate the Jet Burner Test Stand and test techniques for simulation and investigation of aircraft wing fires resulting from battle damage and 2 To investigate the extinguishing of internal wing fires by a variation in airspeed. In addition to the work required to satisfy the above two objectives, tests were made to determine the effects of battle damage hole size, air leakage out of the wing, and fuel flow. The effects of combined battle damage and the variation of wing temperatures with time were also investigated, and an indication of wing fire heat release was obtained. Typical results are presented primarily in the form of temperature patterns on the wing surface and along the spars. Motion pictures taken during the tests have been assembled into a film to supplement the information presented in this report.