Accession Number:

ADA273721

Title:

X-Ray Computed Tomography for Emerging Aerospace Materials and Processes Development

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Sep 91-May 93,

Corporate Author:

BOEING DEFENSE AND SPACE GROUP SEATTLE WA

Report Date:

1993-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The development and qualification of new materials and processes requires characterization of the product as a function of manufacturing and operational parameters. X-ray computed tomography CT provides quantitative measurements of material characteristics in terms of the dimensions, density and composition. The results of studies involving CT testing of various materials demonstrate the ability of CT to provide valuable information for material process understanding and characterization. The cost benefit of CT is found in the reduction of risk and schedule savings by reducing cycle time in process development steps. CT is a tool which increases new design options by allowing internal measurement and evaluation at previously inaccessible locations in complex structures. X-ray CT will be a critical tool for organizations competing in emerging materials and processes development.

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE