Supersonic Aircraft Fuel Tank Fire Hazard Investigation
Final technical rept. 31 Mar 1967-30 Jun 1968
DYNAMIC SCIENCE MONROVIA CA
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The severe operating environment associated with advanced supersonic and hypersonic flight causes conditions which may significantly reduce the fire safety of these flight systems. The new problem areas arise, in part, from the high temperature produced by supersonic flight through the atmosphere and also from new design concepts. The nature and causes of new fire hazard problems were described in detail in Ref. 1 and those areas requiring further study were pointed out in that survey report. The purpose of this work was to supplement survey reports which could only postulate problem areas but could not define absolute limits. This was accomplished by carrying out experiments which determined the actual conditions for which a potential fire hazard might exist.
- Combustion and Ignition