Accession Number : ADA213368


Title :   NDI (Nondestructive Inspection) Oriented Corrosion Control for Army Aircraft. Phase 1. Inspection Methods


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 18 Sep 1987-1 Sep 1989


Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX


Personal Author(s) : Iddings, F A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a213368.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 253


Abstract : The purpose of the work in this project was to assess the extent of corrosion in Army aircraft and its cost, to investigate nondestructive inspection (NDI) methods of corrosion control, and to formulate specific recommendations for detecting corrosion in new and fielded Army aircraft. The work focused on corrosion detection based on techniques inplace and on the latest NDI techniques taking into account the type and stage of corrosion. Included was investigation of the application of NDI methods at critical points in the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) operation in order to better detect, prevent, and control corrosion in aircraft components as a result of depot maintenance. A key task involved determining how to proceed in developing and NDI oriented manufacturing model for CCAD into which can be incorporated candidate NDI methods that would improve the prevention of corrosion during CCAD's depot maintenance/NDI operations. Effort was concentrated on structuring a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) model for CCAD, including the defining of an FMS cell for support of corrosion control. The report contains a summary of the NTIAC State-of-the-Art (SOAR) on Nondestructive Evaluation methods for Characterization of Corrosion. Keywords: Corrosion; Corrosion detection; Corrosion control; Nondestructive inspection; Flexible manufacturing system; Aircraft NDI. (KT)


Descriptors :   *CORROSION INHIBITION , *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING , *INSPECTION , *CORROSION , *AIRCRAFT , ARMY FACILITIES , TEST METHODS , COSTS , SUPPLY DEPOTS , AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT , PREVENTION , MODELS , MANUFACTURING , DETECTION , ARMY AIRCRAFT , MAINTENANCE , CONTROL


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE