Advanced Rotor Blade Materials Evaluation
Technical rept. 1 Sep 2010-31 Mar 2013
DAYTON UNIV RESEARCH INST OH
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The evaluation of wear resistant treatments on the leading edges of helicopter rotor blades was not a standard procedure at the time of the award for the first phase of specimen testing from which this program evolved. Mil Spec 3033 was produced for the evaluation of helicopter rotor blades after the earlier ONR BAA Program had been concluded and while this specific program was active. This program was one of the drivers behind the need to establish a standard testing method. The understanding developed during the earlier testing program allowed some testing formalism to be established and incorporated into the new Mil Spec.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods