Accession Number : ADA261884


Title :   X-Ray Computed Tomography for Failure Analysis


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. May 1991-Jan 1992,


Corporate Author : BOEING DEFENSE AND SPACE GROUP SEATTLE WA


Personal Author(s) : Bossi, Richard H ; Crews, Alan R ; Georgeson, Gary E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261884.pdf


Report Date : 31 Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 56


Abstract : Under a preliminary testing task assignment of the Advanced Development of X-Ray Computed Tomography Application program, computed tomography (CT) has been studied for its potential as a tool to assist in failure analysis investigations. CT provides three-dimensional spatial distribution of material that can be used to assess internal configurations and material conditions nondestructively. This capability has been used in failure analysis studies to determine the position of internal components and their operation. CT is particularly advantageous on complex systems, composite failure studies, and testing under operational or environmental conditions. CT plays an important role in reducing the time and effort of a failure analysis investigation. Aircraft manufacturing or logistical facilities perform failure analysis operations routinely and could be expected to reduce schedules, reduce costs and/or improve evaluation on about 10 to 30 percent of the problems they investigate by using CT... Computed Tomography(CT), Failure analysis, Electromechanical System, Materials, Cost/benefit, Electronic, Honeycomb, Solenoid, Hydraulic, Nondestructive Evaluation(NDE).


Descriptors :   *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING , *COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY , ELECTRONICS , SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION , LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , MATERIALS , X RAYS , COSTS , INTERNAL , ALLOCATIONS , SOLENOIDS , BENEFITS , HYDRAULICS , TOMOGRAPHY , CONFIGURATIONS , THREE DIMENSIONAL , TIME , FAILURE , TOOLS , AIRCRAFT , MANUFACTURING


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE