Accession Number:

AD0609615

Title:

STRUCTURAL DESIGN FOR FUEL CONTAINMENT UNDER SURVIVABLE CRASH CONDITIONS

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

This study is an investigation of crash-resistant design principles for integral fuel tanks. The objective was to improve fuel containment as a means of minimizing or eliminating post-crash fires during severe but survivable accidents. Aircraft types studied were multi-engine transports. Analytical studies indicate relative strengths, weights and costs for various tank configurations subjected to concentrated impact, distributed impact and fuel inertial loadings. Results of full-scale tank tests substantiate analytic results.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE