Accession Number:

ADA034118

Title:

Void Filler Foam Accelerated Load Testing

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1973-Jun 1974

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

This report presents the Phase IV program to qualify void filler foam for use in military aircraft. Phases I, II, and III of this task also are summarized in this report to show the evolution of the void filler foam concept. The purpose of the foam installation around the aircraft fuel cell is to reduce projectile damage, fuel fire hazard, improve thermal protection and aircraft survivability. The accelerated load testing was conducted to determine the ability of void filler foam to withstand the loads encountered during aircraft carrier deck operations. Results of the program show the void filler foam, used as a replacement for the backingboard on an A-4 aircraft, can withstand the loads assoicated with catapult launch and arrested landings.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Plastics
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE