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Efficiency With Modern Materials

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  • By Joshua Dufrane
  • Airman Magazine

  Ed Clark, Air Force Research Laboratory – RXT aviation program lead, discusses new designs on the fan duct for the KC-135 Stratotanker. The original fan-duct panel has a water intrusion problem that causes delamination. This delamination causes sustainment, maintenance and energy efficiency problems. The modified panel fixes these issues utilizing modern materials.

  The fan-ducts are being installed by Airmen at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio, as part of the Air Force’s focus on the Climate Action Plan.



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