Accession Number:

ADA142811

Title:

Interactions between F-111 Fuselage Fuel Tank Sealants. Part I. Characterisation of Polyester Sealants and their Hydrolytic Degradation Products,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Interactions between polysulfides and the hydrolysis products of polyester sealants EC 5106 and EC 5146 within integral fuselage fuel tanks of F-111 aircraft lead to fuel leaks. To assist in determining the mechanisms involved in this process a study of the physical changes which occur during contact of typical polysulfides with actual and model polyester products is to be undertaken. Prior to this investigation a detailed analysis of the polyester sealants was necessary to assist selection of model degradation products.

Subject Categories:

  • Adhesives, Seals and Binders

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE