Accession Number : ADA571697


Title :   Repair Types, Procedures - Part 1


Descriptive Note : Educational note no. 9


Corporate Author : R-TEC ROLLING HILLS ESTATE CA


Personal Author(s) : Ratwani, Mohan M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a571697.pdf


Report Date : May 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : Battle damage repair (BDR) can play a key role in the outcome of a war. Promptness, reliability, and effectiveness of repairs affect the availability of aircraft for combat. In an air combat, an efficient Aircraft Battle Damage Repair (ABDR) is a key element in maintaining high sortie rates considering the limited availability of spares. Bonded repair techniques for monolithic and sandwich structures are discussed. The equipment required for the repairs is briefly described. The procedures described here are intended to assist the repair personnel in carrying out non-standard repairs. It may be noted that not all the repair concepts, discussed here, may be suited for battle damage environment if necessary facilities, tools, and skilled personnel are not available Every step of repair process from damage identification to final inspection of a completed repair is important and can affect the integrity of a repair. It is important to follow each step precisely to assure high quality repairs.


Descriptors :   *DAMAGE ASSESSMENT , *MILITARY AIRCRAFT , *REPAIR , BONDED JOINTS , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , EXPERT SYSTEMS , PREPREGS , REPAIR SHOPS , SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION , SKIN(STRUCTURAL)


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE