Verification of Coldworking and Interference Levels at Fastener Holes
Final rept. 14 May 2004-15 Sep 2005
TECHNOLOGY FOR ENERGY CORP KNOXVILLE TN
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This report was developed under SBIR contract for topic AF04-241. TEC developed a measurement and assessment capability to quantitatively determine the structural integrity around cold-worked fastener holes in various locations on aircraft, thereby assessing the aircrafts overall health, targeting necessary maintenance, improving aircraft readiness and air worthiness, and reducing its life-cycle cost. This capability will enable the Air Force to improve its aircraft life cycle management by a reliable, quantifiable, nondestructive means, instead of using other unreliable methods or overly conservative estimates that result in higher inspection and repair costs.
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