Accession Number:

AD0773466

Title:

Development of NDT/I for Integral Wing Fuel Tank Structures using Infrared Thermography.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR PROPULSION TEST CENTER TRENTON N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Infrared thermography was successful in detecting flaws in wing tank structures through changes in temperature pattern under controlled conditions. The flaws detected by Thermovision included voids, cracks, indentations, a loose fuel inspection plate, defective counter sunk screws, material imperfections and damaged honeycomb sections. Laser beams used as a heat source have a limited capability in providing heat patterns of defective materials scanned by Thermovision, but are worthy of further investigation with some modifications. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE