Evaluaton of Self-Sealing Breakaway Valves for Crashworthy Aircraft Fuel Systems
DYNAMIC SCIENCE ENGINEERING OPERATIONS PHOENIX AZ
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A program was aimed at improving the component performance characteristics of breakaway valves used to eliminate fuel spillage and subsequent fire in otherwise survivable aircraft crashes. It consisted of an initial study and literature survey to establish the state of the art followed by two series of static and dynamic tests of various types of valves to define problem areas and to verify that the problems had been corrected. An analysis to correct the indicated deficiencies was accomplished between the two test phases. The results were then collated into a draft military specification.
- Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves