Accession Number:

ADA048847

Title:

Generalized Procedures for Tracking Crack Growth in Fighter Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 15 Sep 1975-15 Oct 1976

Corporate Author:

MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CO ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

178.0

Abstract:

This study is composed of three major parts, 1 effects of usage parameters on crack growth, 2 development of generalized procedures, and 3 implementation of the tracking program. During the development of generalized procedures, crack growth trends and alternate methods of tracking were established. In addition, the recorded data requirements have been evaluated. The effort regarding implementation of a tracking program consisted of an evaluation of logistics and the identification of technical difficulties and potentially significant costs.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE