Transcripts of the Presentations at the Workshop on NDE of Adhesive Bond Strength Held in Orlando, Florida on 13-14 April 1988
NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER SAN ANTONIO TX
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This particular Workshop has been organized by the Nondestructive Testing Information Analysis Center NTIAC which is operated by Southwest Research Institute on a contract for the Department of Defense. NTIAC maintains a computerized data base which can be computer searched for bibliographic information on specialized topic areas of nondestructive testing. A large number of bonding problems were identified by these major commands. Example 1 is the Armys Patriot missile which is manufactured by Raytheon and the problem encountered here, the most serious one at least, has to do with the bonding of this ceramic nose cone to a Kevlar epoxy substructure ring that attaches it to the rest of the missile. The adhesive thats used here is a two-part epoxy which is cured at as close to ambient temperature as possible.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods