STRUCTURAL DESIGN FOR FUEL CONTAINMENT UNDER SURVIVABLE CRASH CONDITIONS
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GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV
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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.
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