Accession Number:

ADA001628

Title:

Vulnerability Assessment of JP-4 and JP-8 under Vertical Gunfire Impact Conditions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb 70-Mar 71

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AERO PROPULSION LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

This report presents results of tests conducted to determine effects of a fifty-caliber incendiary projectile penetrating vertically from the bottom into a partially-filled fuel tank. Fuel types investigated in this program are JP-4 high volatility fuel and JP-8 low volatility fuel. This test program was carried out in two phases 1 nonequilibrium tests conducted with a cylindrical tank to determine effects of fuel temperature, initial ullage pressure, tank volume, fuel depth, venting, etc. and 2 equilibrium tests conducted with various rectangular tank configurations to determine effects of initial fuel-air mass ratio of the ullage fuel-air mixtures on ignition and reaction overpressures.

Subject Categories:

  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE