Generalized Procedures for Tracking Crack Growth in Fighter Aircraft
Final technical rept. 15 Sep 1975-15 Oct 1976
MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CO ST LOUIS MO
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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.
- Metallurgy and Metallography