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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003457
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
.... These include manufacturer service bulletins, reliability and customer service departments, literature reviews, demonstration programs, in-service evaluations, design guides, and surveys of commercial and military aircraft maintenance organizations. The article describes lessons learned while attempting...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003504
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... repair. By 1969, United had qualified 209 items on various types of aircraft for this program. The program proved remarkably successful and served as a model for on-condition maintenance, that is, maintenance in which repairs are only performed on the condition that a potential failure had been detected...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13C
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13c.a0004128
EISBN: 978-1-62708-184-9
... aircraft inspection intervals, and perform repair and maintenance of aircraft in service. It illustrates the types of corrosive attack observed in aircraft structures, including uniform, galvanic, pitting, filiform, fretting, intergranular, exfoliation corrosion, and stress-corrosion cracking. The article...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 19
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v19.a0002394
EISBN: 978-1-62708-193-1
... protect the safety of aircraft. A damage tolerance design approach that would incorporate fracture mechanics, periodic inspections, and a maintenance policy based on these inspections was initiated in the B-1A program, and a structural assessment of the C-5A was initiated using this procedure. At...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13C
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13c.a0004127
EISBN: 978-1-62708-184-9
... concept and design phases of these aircraft during acquisition processes of the 1960s through early 1980s. As a result, currently fielded aircraft weapon systems experience high life-cycle costs due to increased maintenance and decreased component/system reliability from degradation associated with...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13C
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13c.a0004125
EISBN: 978-1-62708-184-9
... operational and maintenance chemicals commonly used or found on aircraft, such as paint strippers, battery acid, deicing fluids, and cleaners, are corrosive. These effects are exaggerated with aging fleet aircraft that have flown many flights over long periods of time, adding fatigue as another factor...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 19
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v19.a0002392
EISBN: 978-1-62708-193-1
... advisory circular to other airplanes ( Ref 45 ). The SID informs the user of the changes required in the maintenance actions as the aircraft accumulates an increasingly larger number of service hours. The inspection program defined by the SID requires the user to continually re-evaluate the inspection...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 19
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v19.a0002393
EISBN: 978-1-62708-193-1
...-generation fail-safe aircraft were being sold to new operators. It believed that new operators of old aircraft might not be familiar with the scope of required maintenance and the means that had been used to keep the aircraft in a safe and airworthy condition. The FAA held a series of meetings with the...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003450
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... repair of composite structures. Specific structural applications are also discussed, including marine, infrastructure, and aircraft related issues. Operators of equipment employing composite structures in primary load applications must understand the issues with respect to maintenance and repair action...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003456
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... considerations for personnel, facilities, and equipment during maintenance. adhesive bonding commercial aircraft composite repair designing for repairability durability maintainability manufacturing defects monolithic structures nondestructive inspection sandwich structures stiffened-skin...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13a.a0003655
EISBN: 978-1-62708-182-5
... Abstract Corrosion monitoring is important in the operation of modern industrial plants and in the use and maintenance of expensive assets such as bridges and aircrafts, because the damage caused by corrosion and the rate of the deterioration can be huge and the risks devastating. This article...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 20
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v20.a0002423
EISBN: 978-1-62708-194-8
... cost) is yet another challenge. These costs include raw material, production, use, maintenance (scheduled or otherwise), and disposal or recycling costs. Some of these cost elements are unknown. This is where the combination of the art and skill of engineering faces its most severe test. Similar...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06.a0001452
EISBN: 978-1-62708-173-3
... furnaces are lower initial capital expenditures, reduced contamination from the retort, and easy upkeep and maintenance. The cold-walled vacuum furnace is typically designed with a water-cooled outer jacket that is protected by radiation shielding adjacent to the inner wall. The heating elements are...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 18
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 31 December 2017
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v18.a0006400
EISBN: 978-1-62708-192-4
... example, aircraft are comprised of completely different systems whose interactions result in complex failure modes that are difficult to diagnose or predict. Additionally, the high operational needs of civilian and military organizations put pressure on maintenance personnel to reduce downtime to a...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003386
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... further maintenance needs to be performed until the re-inspection interval occurs. This process can be repeated until the aircraft is retired. Dealing with issues such as these is the function of the force management programs implemented for all aircraft that are designed using the damage tolerance...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13C
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13c.a0004131
EISBN: 978-1-62708-184-9
... and maintenance data for critical equipment in order to be able to assess the usage history and life consumption and define the point of retirement. References 1. Lincoln J.W. , “Challenges for the Aircraft Structural Integrity Program,” FAA/NASA Symposium on...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13a.a0003706
EISBN: 978-1-62708-182-5
... certainly a spectacular example of corrosion degradation exacerbating fatigue damage during normal aircraft operation ( Ref 1 ). There is ample evidence that the deleterious effects of corrosion have significant maintenance and safety implications for the continued long-term operation of other aircraft...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13C
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13c.a0004119
EISBN: 978-1-62708-184-9
... physical assets, ranging from ground vehicles, aircraft, ships, ammunition, and other support systems to infrastructures such as wharves, buildings, utilities, and many other stationary structures. Hence, there is a major budgetary concern in routine maintenance and operations ( Ref 1 , Ref 2 , Ref 3...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003503
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... approaches to automating some of the analysis. References 1. Campbell M. , “History and Background of FMECA,” unpublished personal communication 2. Lomas W.R. , “Safety Considerations in the Design of Flight Control Systems for Navy Aircraft,” Paper 60-AV-34...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 17
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v17.a0006440
EISBN: 978-1-62708-190-0
... workpieces before and after penetrant inspection. The quality assurance and maintenance of penetrant inspection materials are also discussed. The article concludes with information on specifications and standards applicable to penetrant inspection. liquid penetrant inspection quality assurance...