Accession Number:

ADA213368

Title:

NDI (Nondestructive Inspection) Oriented Corrosion Control for Army Aircraft. Phase 1. Inspection Methods

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 18 Sep 1987-1 Sep 1989

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

253.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the work in this project was to assess the extent of corrosion in Army aircraft and its cost, to investigate nondestructive inspection NDI methods of corrosion control, and to formulate specific recommendations for detecting corrosion in new and fielded Army aircraft. The work focused on corrosion detection based on techniques inplace and on the latest NDI techniques taking into account the type and stage of corrosion. Included was investigation of the application of NDI methods at critical points in the Corpus Christi Army Depot CCAD operation in order to better detect, prevent, and control corrosion in aircraft components as a result of depot maintenance. A key task involved determining how to proceed in developing and NDI oriented manufacturing model for CCAD into which can be incorporated candidate NDI methods that would improve the prevention of corrosion during CCADs depot maintenanceNDI operations. Effort was concentrated on structuring a flexible manufacturing system FMS model for CCAD, including the defining of an FMS cell for support of corrosion control. The report contains a summary of the NTIAC State-of-the-Art SOAR on Nondestructive Evaluation methods for Characterization of Corrosion. Keywords Corrosion Corrosion detection Corrosion control Nondestructive inspection Flexible manufacturing system Aircraft NDI. KT

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE