Analysis of deposits collected from the main fuel pump of an aircraft

Madan, M and Bhuvana, R and Sujata, M and Venkataswamy, MA and Bhaumik, SK (2011) Analysis of deposits collected from the main fuel pump of an aircraft. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India.

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In connection with the accident investigation of an aircraft, deposits/sediment collected from the main fuel pump housing was forwarded to this laboratory for analysis. Compositional analysis of the residue was carried by energy dispersive X-ray analyzer attached to a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The results obtained indicate that the deposits were rich in carbon (C), oxygen (O), aluminium (Al) and silicon (Si). Analysis suggests that the deposits observed would have been intruded into the main fuel pump housing after the impact of the aircraft onto the ground.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aircraft;Fuel pump;Deposits/sediment;Chemical composition
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2011 05:26
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2011 05:26

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