Accession Number:

ADA181071

Title:

Effects of Aircraft Engine Bleed Air Duct Failures on Surrounding Aircraft Structure

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 21 Mar-1 May 1986

Corporate Author:

BOEING MILITARY AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

Simulated bleed air impingement tests were conducted to explore the possibility that an engine bleed air leak contributed to the loss of an F-16 aircraft. A data base of the results of hot engine bleed air impinging on engine compartment walls was established for selected aircraft aluminum materials. Testing indicated the specific F-16 conditions could not have caused panel burnthrough however, substituting other conditions did result in panel burnthrough. The results provide information which will assist in future mishap investigations.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE