Accession Number : ADA554005
Title : Corrosion and Maintenance Data Sharing (Partage des Donnees de Corrosion et de Maintenance)
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
Report Date : Nov 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 88
Abstract : The increasing average age of military platforms and greater legislative restriction of maintenance materials that has occurred in the past decade has heavily exacerbated the detrimental effects of corrosion on worthiness and maintenance costs. In order to identify the efficacy of different anticorrosion policies and procedures adopted among the NATO countries, a number of Nations - namely Canada, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States - have decided to take part in this Task Group where the exchange of information based on the expertise developed and some maintenance technology demonstrations have been carried out to provide a framework of possible best practices to be applied to maintenance procedures and the corrosion prevention of military vehicles. Furthermore, since effective maintenance and prevention often includes an in-depth analysis of the in-service observed failures, this report also provides a proposal for a common approach to the failure analysis.
Descriptors : *CORROSION , *CORROSION INHIBITION , *MAINTENANCE , AGING(MATERIALS) , CRACKING(FRACTURING) , DAMAGE ASSESSMENT , DATA ACQUISITION , FAILURE(MECHANICS) , FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS , FRACTURE(MECHANICS) , INFORMATION EXCHANGE , MILITARY EQUIPMENT , NATO , NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING , POLICIES , VISUAL INSPECTION
Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE