ANTIMISTING FUEL KINEMATICS RELATED TO AIRCRAFT CRASH LANDINGS

An approximate analysis is presented to quantitize kinematic behavior of antimisting Jt A fuel in an airstream representative of survivable aircraft crash landings. Antimisting fuel data were generated from a fuel expulsive airfoil placed in an airstream adjacent to a pulsing propane flame. Measurements of burning front velocities and accelerations were obtained from a camera located within the airfoil. These data were used in the analysis to predict the diameter, shear stress, and shearing strain rate of the average particle of antimisting fuel in the airstream under the airfoil. A description is given of the airflow-airfoil apparatus in the context of its simulation of crash landing conditions. The feasibility of using antimisting agents to suppress a fuel fire during a crash landing is evaluated.

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    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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  • Authors:
    • San, M A
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 137-142
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Aircraft
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • ISSN: 0021-8669

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM