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AIR5774 - Composite Fuel Tanks, Fuel System Design Considerations

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Document Number: AIR5774
Project Initiation: 10-13-2007
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Sponsor Name: David W. Minteer
Composite Fuel Tanks, Fuel System Design Considerations
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) is a compilation of engineering references and data useful to the technical community that can be used to ensure fuel system compatibility with composite structure. This AIR is not a complete detailed design guide and is not intended to satisfy all potential fuel system applications. Extensive research, design, and development are required for each individual application.
It has been discussed for quite some time that an industry standard is needed to outline the important considerations when developing the fuel system in a composite airplane and/or composite structure that contains the fuel system. After much consideration, an industry working group was formed to develop this AIR. This industry working group consisted of members from major airframers, system suppliers, component manufacturers, and government agencies.
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