Accession Number : ADA256786
Title : Current Nondestructive Inspection Methods For Aging Aircraft
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : GALAXY SCIENTIFIC CORP MAYS LANDING NJ
Personal Author(s) : Ansley, George ; Bakanas, Stephen ; Castronuovo, Maurice ; Grant, Ted ; Vichi, Frank
Report Date : Jun 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 137
Abstract : This report identifies and describes current methods used during the nondestructive inspection (NDI) of commercial transport aircraft for structural damage. The six most prevalent NDI methods identified are visual, eddy current, radiography, ultrasonic, penetrant, and magnetic particle. The physical principles, generalized performance characteristics, and typical applications associated with each method are described. In addition, descriptions of specific airframe and engine inspection practices are also presented.
Descriptors : *AIRCRAFT , *INSPECTION , COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT , DAMAGE , TRANSPORT , ENGINES , DYES , RADIOGRAPHY , GRANTS , ADDITION , TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , TURBINES , AIRFRAMES , NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING , PARTICLES , ULTRASONICS
Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE