Accession Number:

ADA055026

Title:

Hazard Assessment of Aircraft Gun Compartments.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 76-Oct 77,

Corporate Author:

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES CA LOS ANGELES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

240.0

Abstract:

Aircraft gun compartments provide an inherent fireexplosion risk potential because of the common location of flammable fluids, thermal ignition source, and various environmental conditions. This program, while specifically addressing the hazards associated with aircraft gun compartments, investigated other related area of concern. The areas include gun compartment hazard identification, accidentincident reports, historical data on aircraft gun compartment design and evaluation, development of a hazard assessment methodology, the chemical composition and behavior of typical gun gases, and various types of sensors to detect and measure combustible gases. The results of the study were used to prepare technical design guidance for possible inclusion in the Armament Handbook DH2-5. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Safety Engineering
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE