Accession Number:

ADA456035

Title:

Verification of Coldworking and Interference Levels at Fastener Holes

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 14 May 2004-15 Sep 2005

Corporate Author:

TECHNOLOGY FOR ENERGY CORP KNOXVILLE TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

425.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE