Lightning Hazards to Aircraft Fuel Tanks

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Note presenting an investigation of the hazards of lightning strikes to aircraft fuel tanks in a specially constructed facility meant to duplicate natural lightning discharges on aircraft. Explosion studies were made in an environmental explosion chamber using small fuel tanks under various simulated flight conditions. The results showed that there is a primary hazard whenever there is direct puncture of the fuel-tank wall, whereas the ignition of fuel by hot spots on tank walls due to lightning strikes is unlikely.

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58 p. : ill.

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Robb, J. D.; Hill, E. L.; Newman, M. M. & Stahmann, J. R. September 1958.

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Note presenting an investigation of the hazards of lightning strikes to aircraft fuel tanks in a specially constructed facility meant to duplicate natural lightning discharges on aircraft. Explosion studies were made in an environmental explosion chamber using small fuel tanks under various simulated flight conditions. The results showed that there is a primary hazard whenever there is direct puncture of the fuel-tank wall, whereas the ignition of fuel by hot spots on tank walls due to lightning strikes is unlikely.

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58 p. : ill.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R14488
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930085198 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TN-4326
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930085198
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc57310

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  • September 1958

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Robb, J. D.; Hill, E. L.; Newman, M. M. & Stahmann, J. R. Lightning Hazards to Aircraft Fuel Tanks, report, September 1958; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc57310/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.