High Temperature Elastomeric Integral Fuel Tank Sealant Evaluations
Technical Report,15 Apr 1963,15 Jul 1964
BOEING CO WICHITA KS WICHITA United States
Pagination or Media Count:
Several experimental sealants were evaluated to determine their suitability for sealing fuel tanks of supersonic aircraft exposed to temperatures up to 650F. Sealants were initially screened by standard material specification test methods, followed by the evaluation of promising sealants in small titanium simulated fuel tanks. These tanks were subjected to realistic fuel tank environments in conjunction with cyclic structural loading at temperatures up to 450F on a dynamic test device. A total of five sealants were evaluated in five tanks.