An Adhesive for Field Repair of Composites
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE
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The strength, durability, storage, processability and field adaptability of the NADC adhesive have been thoroughly demonstrated, and its stress-strain behavior has been well characterized. Representative repairs have been successfully fabricated using the adducted adhesive system. Under structural evaluation the adhesive provided comfortable margins of safety for field process variability. Field evaluation has demonstrated the safe application of bonded patches under field conditions using existing common ground support equipment and maintenance personnel. The adhesive has been qualified to military specification MIL-A-85705 Adhesive, Aircraft for Structural Repair and has been approved for use on the AV-8B aircraft as a structural repair adhesive.
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