An Evaluation of the Shelter Panel Inspector as a Nondestructive Device to Test Army Shelter Panels for Structural Integrity.
DARCOM INTERN TRAINING CENTER TEXARKANA TEX
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This research is designed to evaluate the Shelter Panel Inspector as a nondestructive device to test Army shelter panels for structural integrity. The shelter panels tested had paper honeycomb cores with aluminum skins ranging in skin thickness from .025 to .080 inches and were adhered to the core with Reliabond 332-3 adhesive. Panels with preprogrammed defects were tested for presence of flaws. The programmed defects did not adequately simulate an actual defect. Therefore, flaws were placed in the panels to more closely simulate debonds and presence of water in some cases this resulted in physical destruction of the panel. The defective panels were then checked to see if the Shelter Panel Inspector could adequately detect these defects. The results obtained are noted in detail in Chapter 4 of this paper.
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