Accession Number:

ADD007277

Title:

Negative Gravity Swivel Device.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

An apparatus for withdrawing fluid from the fuel tank of an aircraft or missile. A structure of coaxial cylinders with one slidable member responding to transient variations in the direction of the gravitation g force acting on the reservoir by reversing the fluid withdrawal location. When the g force is positive, the fluid is drawn from the reservoir below. If the g force becomes negative, the slidable cylinder translates to align a different set of passage ports within the structure, changing the location of the fluid draw to one within the fluid. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE