Accession Number:

ADA028225

Title:

Vulnerability of Airborne Cryogenic Fuel Tanks.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Mar-Aug 74,

Corporate Author:

LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Report Date:

1975-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

This report examines certain aspects of cryogenic fuel tankage specifically liquid hydrogen LH2 use in aircraft. These aspects include background properties, production methods and cost of LH2 tankage configuration and associated problems and description of candidate tank wall specimens fabricated for AFFDLPTS in-house test program. It is concluded that liquid hydrogen presents new potential hazards that require further study to determine their vulnerability.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE