Accession Number : ADA542001


Title :   Corrosion Fatigue and Environmentally Assisted Cracking in Aging Military Vehicles (La fatigue-corrosion et la fissuration en milieu ambiant des vehicules militaires vieillissants)


Corporate Author : NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a542001.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 434


Abstract : This AGARDograph provides a comprehensive and updated state-of-the-art on corrosion fatigue and environmentally assisted cracking. The interest of the NATO community in this specific subject can be dated back some decades ago, as shown by the publication of the AGARDograph AG-278 issued in 1985, the AGARD Corrosion Handbook Vol. 1 -- Aircraft Corrosion: Causes and Case Histories, where this issue was also jointly covered with the many other aspects of aircraft corrosion. A long time, however, has elapsed since then and the whole scenario in which the military platforms are now operated and maintained, as well as the materials and the tools available, have completely changed. These changes have resulted in the generation of a new AGARDograph, fully devoted to this specific area -- undoubtedly one of the most important among the corrosion-related phenomena; and whose consequences may seriously affect the reliability and the availability of military fleets. This report has collected the most relevant experiences within the NATO community, accumulated over the years, on how to deal with this never ending problem. It also offers useful tools in the new fields of the modeling and the simulation.


Descriptors :   *CRACKING(FRACTURING) , *CORROSION , *FATIGUE , *AGING(MATERIALS) , *AIRCRAFT , MORPHOLOGY , NUCLEATION , STEEL , HIGH STRENGTH , CADMIUM , REPLACEMENT , CHROMIUM , HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT , MILITARY VEHICLES , GROWTH(GENERAL) , MODELS , EXFOLIATION , SIMULATION , ENVIRONMENTS


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE