Accession Number:

ADA415672

Title:

Ageing Mechanisms and Control. Specialists' Meeting on Life Management Techniques for Ageing Air Vehicles (Les mecanismes vieillissants et le controle) (Reunions des specialistes des techniques de gestion du cycle de vie pour vehicules aeriens vieillissants)

Descriptive Note:

Proceedings

Corporate Author:

NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

416.0

Abstract:

The costs of maintaining aging aircraft are draining the existing budgets. The Specialist Meeting provided guidance on strategies for the development and implementation of technologies and logistic management processes to reduce this economic burden. The emphasis was on military aircraft, but many of the principles could be applied to other defense systems. The papers covered the entire range of aging problems including structural integrity, collision, avionics, mechanical subsystems, structures and wiling as well as the role of information management. Forty-two papers addressed the safety and economic implications such as fatigue cracking, corrosion, wear and material degradation. Key technologies were discussed, including non-destructive inspection, repair, modifications, prevention analysis, and health management. The shortcomings of current were highlighted and the investment required was identified. The need for research and development was clearly identified.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE