Accession Number:

ADA261884

Title:

X-Ray Computed Tomography for Failure Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. May 1991-Jan 1992,

Corporate Author:

BOEING DEFENSE AND SPACE GROUP SEATTLE WA

Report Date:

1992-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Under a preliminary testing task assignment of the Advanced Development of X-Ray Computed Tomography Application program, computed tomography CT has been studied for its potential as a tool to assist in failure analysis investigations. CT provides three-dimensional spatial distribution of material that can be used to assess internal configurations and material conditions nondestructively. This capability has been used in failure analysis studies to determine the position of internal components and their operation. CT is particularly advantageous on complex systems, composite failure studies, and testing under operational or environmental conditions. CT plays an important role in reducing the time and effort of a failure analysis investigation. Aircraft manufacturing or logistical facilities perform failure analysis operations routinely and could be expected to reduce schedules, reduce costs andor improve evaluation on about 10 to 30 percent of the problems they investigate by using CT... Computed TomographyCT, Failure analysis, Electromechanical System, Materials, Costbenefit, Electronic, Honeycomb, Solenoid, Hydraulic, Nondestructive EvaluationNDE.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE