Accession Number : ADA225267


Title :   Impact of Emerging NDE-NDI Methods on Aircraft Design, Manufacture and Maintenance (L'Impact des Nouvelles Methodes d'Examen Non Destructif et de Controle Non Destructif (NDE-NDI) sur la Conception, la Fabrication et la Maintenance des Aeronefs)


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a225267.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 236


Abstract : At its sixty-ninth meeting the Structures and Materials Panel held a conference of Specialists, to review developments in NDE-NDI applicable to the major components and assemblies in airframes, engines and their sub-assemblies. Users' needs and priorities were discussed with emphasis on identification of the constraints that present-day NDE-NDI methods impose on the activities of aircraft designers/manufacturers, airworthiness authorities and aircraft operators. The methods available for the characterisation and control of materials and processes were examined and current developments in techniques for improved reliability and in-service inspection were assessed. In a final season, research studies in both physical and analytical methods were reviewed. Keywords: Nondestructive tests, Inspection, Maintenance, Aircraft engines, Airframes, Reliability, Design, Manufacturing, NATO.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , SEASONS , SYMPOSIA , NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING , AIRCRAFT ENGINES , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , MATERIALS , PANELS , PILOTS , RELIABILITY , INSPECTION , AIRFRAMES , USER NEEDS , SPECIALISTS , AIRWORTHINESS , NATO , CONTROL


Subject Categories : Aircraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE