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Extension of service life of rigid transfer lines /SMDC/. [explosive components for aircraft escape systems]
Author and Affiliation:
Bement, L. J.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Kayser, E. G.(U.S. Navy, Naval Surface Weapons Center, White Oak, MD, United States)
Schimmel, M. L.(McDonnell Aircraft Co., St. Louis, MO, United States)
Abstract: The results of a life evaluation program on rigid explosive transfer lines, which are used to initiate aircraft emergency crew escape functions, are presented in order to provide quantitative information on rigid explosive transfer lines which can contribute to responsible, conservative, service life determinations. The program involved the development of a test methodology, testing of the three types of transfer lines in use in the U.S., testing of these lines following a repeat of the thermal test conducted in the original qualification, and conducting a degradation investigation. Results from the testing of more than 800 components showed that rigid explosive transfer lines were not affected by age, service, or a repeat of the thermal qualification tests on full-service lines. The explosive degradation limits were approximated and the mechanisms examined. It is concluded that the service lives of rigid explosive transfer lines should be considered for extension in order to provide cost savings and increased system reliability.
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1982
Document ID:
19830032955
(Acquired Nov 30, 1995)
Accession Number: 83A14173
Subject Category: PROPELLANTS AND FUELS
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: SAFE Association, Annual Symposium; 20th; Dec. 6-8, 1982; Las Vegas, NV
Meeting Sponsor: Army;
NASA
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Naval Surface Weapons Center; Silver Spring, MD, United States
McDonnell Aircraft Co.; Saint Louis, MO, United States
Description: 9p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS; ESCAPE SYSTEMS; EXPLOSIVE DEVICES; SERVICE LIFE; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTS; PERFORMANCE TESTS; THERMAL CYCLING TESTS
Imprint And Other Notes: SAFE Association, Annual Symposium, 20th, Las Vegas, NV, Dec. 6-8, 1982, Paper. 9 p. Army-NASA-sponsored research.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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