An Investigation of Methods to Control Post-Crash Fuel Spill from Integral Fuel Tanks.
Final rept. 1 Jul 69-Jan 71,
GOODYEAR TIRE AND RUBBER CO AKRON OHIO
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The study was undertaken to investigate the use of elastomer coatings, curtains and other more novel materials as containment methods to eliminate or control post-crash spill from aircraft integral fuel tanks. Through use of comparative screening tests, elastomeric liner, curtain, and multilayer liner, and contractor selected boot type liner concepts were selected for evaluation in aircraft wing sections. Results of aircraft wing section drop tests show that very little improvement was realized with the various systems installed. The structural damage to the wing sections was of such magnitude as to preclude success of any of the systems evaluated. Author