REDUCTION OF VULNERABILITY OF AIRCRAFT HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS 450074
The problem of the reduction of the vulnerability to damage of aircraft hydraulic systems is divided into two catagories.
The reduction of the probability of damage.
The localization of the effects of damage to the actually damaged circuit or unit.
Various methods of attack upon each catagory are outlined and the suggestion made that the problem be attacked from both sides and by several methods simultaneously. When all engineers cooperate they can design hydraulic systems having very low relative vulnerability thus permitting full enjoyment of the weight savings, reliability, ease of repair, flexibility, and accuracy of control, which hydraulic systems provide.
This paper is presented in the hope that it will stimulate thought by all aircraft engineers to the end that our airplanes will be not only better but safer.