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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, many of which, due to economic pressures, remain in service well beyond their initial design goals. Corrosion is also a significant economic concern since the costs related to its detection, mitigation, repair, and maintenance are among the largest components of life-cycle costs for military...
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
... for compression testing of 125 × 250 mm (5 × 10 in.) laminate panels Abstract Abstract This article addresses the issue of the implementation of composite damage tolerance requirements as it relates to military aircraft. It presents a brief introduction on the durability impact threat, damage tolerance...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003477
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
...Abstract Abstract This article provides information on the applications of fiber-reinforced composites in commercial and military aircrafts. It tabulates the composite components in various types of aircraft. The applications of the composites in the components of Boeing 727, 737, 757, 767, 777...
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
... of sources. 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 also describes lessons learned...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003411
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
.... NC, numerical control Abstract Abstract Automated tape laying is a mature process used in both commercial and military aircraft applications. This article provides a brief history of the process and describes the use of commercially available flat and contour tape-laying equipment...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003452
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... composite repairs or reinforcements that are adhesively bonded to a damaged structure. This article discusses the key steps that are normally encountered in the design, certification, and application of an adhesively bonded repair. Some examples of successful repairs to military aircraft are also discussed...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003425
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
.... , and Sheu M.F. , The Development of the Thermoplastic Composite Nose Landing Gear Door of a Fighter Aircraft , 42nd International SAMPE Symposium , May 1997 , p 1520 – 1530 2. Barnes A.J. , Harper-Tervet J. , Reeve S. , Schwarz J. , Stratton R. , Tervet F...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13C
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13c.a0004100
EISBN: 978-1-62708-184-9
... by materials failures. Military assets include more than 350,000 ground and tactical vehicles, 15,000 aircraft, 1000 strategic missiles, 300 ships, and facilities worth roughly $435 billion (U.S.). Since the military does not choose where its next battle must be fought, military assets must perform reliably...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 19
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v19.a0002416
EISBN: 978-1-62708-193-1
... with various cut lengths. W ≥ 8 a o Fig. 34 Stress-intensity correction factors for pressurized shells with cuts Abstract Abstract This article presents the damage tolerance criteria for military composite aircraft structures to safely operate the structures with initial defects...
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
.... Lincoln J.W. and Melliere R.A. , Economic Life Determination for a Military Aircraft , J. Aircraft , Vol 36 ( No. 5 ), 1999 , p 737 – 742 10.2514/2.2512 5. Kinzie R. , “Cost of Corrosion Maintenance,” Second Joint NASA/FAA/DoD Conference on Aging Aircraft, Proceedings...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05.a0001325
EISBN: 978-1-62708-170-2
... transfer efficiency. (Transfer efficiency is discussed in the section “Application Equipment” in this article.) Primers supplied for military and commercial applications differ in that the latter must be resistant to the phosphate ester hydraulic fluid used in these aircraft. The densely cross...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003064
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... and physical properties and applications of CCCs. The main applications of CCCs, in terms of money and mass, are in the military, space, and aircraft industries. References References 1. Kohno T. , Mutoh A. , Kude Y. , and Sohda Y. , Potential Qualities of Pitch-based Carbon...
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
... relevant subject matters: military specifications and standards; corrosion of military facilities; ground vehicle corrosion; armament corrosion; design, in-process, and field corrosion problems; high-temperature corrosion/oxidation; military aircraft; engines and turbine blades in naval environments...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003368
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... of these factors, applications of thermoplastic composites to military aircraft during the 1990s were quite limited. Recently, a third generation of thermosets has achieved CSAI and OHCS values that approach those of PEI and PEEK, also shown in Fig. 1 . Based on military experience, some members of this later...
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
... with eliminating toxic heavy metal pigments such as the lead, chromate, and cadmium compounds used in protective primers and topcoats. Low-VOC versions of military aircraft primers and topcoats have already been developed that comply with the CAAA Aerospace CTG, based on waterborne and high-solids formulations...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003459
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
.... Because a fundamental issue with composite repairs is their limited inspectability, the quality of the repair is very much dependent on the training and integrity of the repair specialist. In military or type-certified-civilian aircraft, repairs must be performed in accordance with approved repair...
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
... Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, 1977 16. Britton C.F. and Tofield B.C. , Effective Corrosion Monitoring , Mater. Perform. , Vol 4 , p 41 – 44 17. Agarwala V.S. , “Aircraft Corrosion in the Military: Maintenance and Repair Issues,” Paper 597...
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By Don O. Evans
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003410
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... blade grip ( Ref 1 ). Another military aircraft that is taking advantage of the unique capabilities of the fiber placements is the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet. The U.S. Navy funded a program to further advance fiber placement by implementing it on a F/A-18 E/F fuselage skin ( Fig. 3 ). The program...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003350
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... materials, which can be exploited to create extremely lightweight structures. DRA, discontinuously reinforced aluminum; DRTi; discontinously reinforced titanium; Q/I, quasi-isotropic; P, polyacrylonitrile PAN fibers; A, aramid fibers Fig. 9 Exhaust nozzle of an F414 engine on an F-18 E/F aircraft...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003375
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... incorporated into the aircraft design to replace the heavier conventional sheet and stringer or beam support approach, and their incorporation into sandwich panels has been a basic structural concept in the aerospace industry since the 1950s. In 2000, virtually every commercial and military aircraft depends...