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Published: 01 August 2005
Fig. 3 Squeaky clean airplanes in a hangar filled with suds More
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Published: 01 May 2018
FIG. 9.8 The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, built in the 1960s, was the first airplane with all-titanium construction. Source: U.S. Air Force. More
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Published: 01 September 2008
Fig. 4 The probable cause of this accident was a loss of airplane pitch control resulting from the in-flight failure of the acme nut threads on the horizontal stabilizer trim system jackscrew assembly. The thread failure was caused by excessive wear resulting from insufficient lubrication More
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Published: 01 October 2012
Fig. 1.21 Boeing 787 Dreamliner commercial airplane. Courtesy of The Boeing Company More
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Published: 01 November 2010
Fig. 1.26 Boeing 787 Dreamliner commercial airplane. Source: The Boeing Company More
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hss.t52790123
EISBN: 978-1-62708-356-0
... airplane, the world's first stainless steel rubber-tired train, the Flying Yankee, the Mark Twain Zephyr, the development of the Budd Company in the war years and postwar years, and a review of the Budd Era. airplanes rubber-tired train stainless steel EDWARD GOWAN BUDD ( Fig. 26 ) was born...
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Published: 01 December 2004
Fig. 3.15 One-piece alloy D357.0 main landing gear door uplock support for the 767 airplane. The casting replaced a sheet metal assembly; the conversion eliminated 27 separate parts and reduced assembly time by 65%. Source: Ref 5 More
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2011
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mnm2.t53060001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-261-7
... application in airplane construction. Alloy 2017 also has been used in components for general engineering purposes, structural applications in construction and transportation, screw machine products, and fittings. A modern example of where Duralumin is used is in the handle of stainless steel knives ( Fig...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 June 2023
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.atia.t59340245
EISBN: 978-1-62708-427-7
... in the engine of their first plane, it took only 16 years for aluminum to replace most of the wood and canvas used in aircraft. The German aircraft company Junkers introduced the first all-aluminum airplane in 1919 ( Fig. 11.1a ), and regularly scheduled passenger airlines were in service by the 1930s ( Fig...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780075
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
... couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary took a private aerial tour of the Hawaiian Islands. The couple hired a company offering private flights in a small, twin-engine aircraft. Shortly after takeoff, one of the two engines on the aircraft caught fire. The pilot lost control of the airplane...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.omfrc.t53030001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-349-2
... optical microscopy particle interlayer toughening polymer matrices prepreg materials Composite Materials The unique and diverse characteristics of composite materials have caused an increase in their utilization worldwide. From featherweight fly fishing rods to high-performance airplane parts...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.omfrc.9781627083492
EISBN: 978-1-62708-349-2
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.horfi.t51180029
EISBN: 978-1-62708-256-3
...—be it a commercial airplane or a nutcracker. Determination of the physical, human, latent, and root causes of the failure usually is achieved. The difficulty of determining the failure’s root cause increases with the complexity of the component or machine, but it generally can be discovered. Failure of processes...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hss.t52790059
EISBN: 978-1-62708-356-0
... Brearley’s cutlery steel was being exclusively used for airplane exhaust valves and sold under the brand name Firth’s Aeroplane Steel. The heat treatment was critical for this application as well as for cutlery. Paper on Stellite and Stainless Steel by Elwood Haynes...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2000
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.ttg2.t61120039
EISBN: 978-1-62708-269-3
... and blocks of both titanium and aluminum. On the average, metal-removal (machining) costs constitute about 60% of total fabrication cost of an airplane. The use of precision investment castings reduces machining cost to about 5% of total part cost compared to as much as 70 to 80% for the same part made from...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hss.t52790193
EISBN: 978-1-62708-356-0
... Harry Brearley’s discovery of chromium stainless steel for cutlery, the British Munitions Board requisitioned all of this steel that could be made, because it was discovered that Brearley’s steel would make excellent airplane engine exhaust valves. During the war, Thomas Firth & Sons sold...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 June 2023
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.atia.t59340303
EISBN: 978-1-62708-427-7
..., nearly all trucks and buses will have aluminum bodies ” ( Saturday Evening Post , 11 Oct 1930). The prediction was a bit premature, but before World War II, aluminum’s value was demonstrated in all forms of transportation, from bicycles to airplanes. During World War II, the industry focused...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.ffub.t53610303
EISBN: 978-1-62708-303-4
... control of a hammer may be as simple as selecting a material with sufficient fracture resistance. Fracture control of an airplane includes damage tolerance analysis, tests, and subsequent inspection and repair/replacement plans. Inspections, repairs, and replacements must be scheduled rationally using...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.imub.t53720049
EISBN: 978-1-62708-305-8
... system by proper design of the machine base (foundation in a large machine). This is not as practical in smaller CMMs, and this configuration is most popular for large machines. The gantry configuration was initially introduced in the early 1960s to inspect large parts, such as airplane fuselages...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.ems.t53730001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-283-9
... the present day will be called the silicon age. Without steel, modern inventions such as the automobile, the bicycle, and railroads would be impossible. Without aluminum, there would be no airplanes. Without silicon, there would be no electronic devices like computers, digital cameras, or cell phones...