Skip to Main Content


This article describes two analysis methods that are used to determine the life of aircrafts: fatigue life and fracture mechanics methods. The life limiting factors that control the durability of the aircraft are also discussed. The article provides an overview of the various approaches to corrosion identification and prevention. These include safe-life, fail-safe, and damage tolerance approaches. The article discusses their application to the process of extending the life of aircraft structural components.

You do not currently have access to this chapter.
Don't already have an account? Register

Mitchell P. Kaplan, Timothy A. Wolff, Life Extension and Damage Tolerance of Aircraft, Fatigue and Fracture, Vol 19, ASM Handbook, ASM International, 1996, p 557–565,

Download citation file:

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal