Crashworthy Fuel System Design Criteria and Analyses
DYNAMIC SCIENCE INC PHOENIX AZ AVSER FACILITY
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Comprehensive design criteria for crashworthy aircraft fuel systems were developed from the design philosophies of the U. S. Army and several aircraft manufacturers, as well as from Dynamic Sciences experience in the development and testing of crashworthy fuel systems. Eight aircraft fuel systems currently in the U. S. Army inventory were analyzed, and unsatisfactory areas in regard to crashworthiness were determined. Most of these areas were common to the majority of the aircraft studied. Recommendations for improving the crash resistance of these hazardous areas were proposed.