Repair Types, Procedures - Part 1
Educational note no. 9
R-TEC ROLLING HILLS ESTATE CA
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Battle damage repair BDR can play a key role in the outcome of a war. Promptness, reliability, and effectiveness of repairs affect the availability of aircraft for combat. In an air combat, an efficient Aircraft Battle Damage Repair ABDR is a key element in maintaining high sortie rates considering the limited availability of spares. Bonded repair techniques for monolithic and sandwich structures are discussed. The equipment required for the repairs is briefly described. The procedures described here are intended to assist the repair personnel in carrying out non-standard repairs. It may be noted that not all the repair concepts, discussed here, may be suited for battle damage environment if necessary facilities, tools, and skilled personnel are not available Every step of repair process from damage identification to final inspection of a completed repair is important and can affect the integrity of a repair. It is important to follow each step precisely to assure high quality repairs.
- Adhesives, Seals and Binders
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies