Location

Thousand Oaks, CA

Start Date

1975 12:00 AM

Description

This paper is concerned with a program that's being sponsored by the Air Force for the purpose of building an adhesive bonded structure. A discussion will be given on some of the problems that we are currently trying to address; what we are doing to solve these problems; and some of the road map programs that will support the Primary Adhesive Bonded Structure Techno logy (PABST) program. This program is under contract with t he McDonald-Douglas Corp., Long Beach.

The objective of this program is to demonstrate and validate t hat by the use of adhesive bonding as the primary joining method that a structure can be fabricated that will be cheaper, lighter i n weight, and reliable. The approach is to review and analyze several design configurations and select a single design for fabrication. To support this decision testing will be accomplished on actual test components representative of the design selected, in addition to extensive coupon testing . After fabrication the structure will be subjected to several life cycle test s at the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Book Title

Proceedings of the ARPA/AFML Review of Quantitative NDE

Chapter

8. Adhesives and Composites

Pages

537-548

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Inspection Requirements for Adhesive Bonded Primary Structures

Thousand Oaks, CA

This paper is concerned with a program that's being sponsored by the Air Force for the purpose of building an adhesive bonded structure. A discussion will be given on some of the problems that we are currently trying to address; what we are doing to solve these problems; and some of the road map programs that will support the Primary Adhesive Bonded Structure Techno logy (PABST) program. This program is under contract with t he McDonald-Douglas Corp., Long Beach.

The objective of this program is to demonstrate and validate t hat by the use of adhesive bonding as the primary joining method that a structure can be fabricated that will be cheaper, lighter i n weight, and reliable. The approach is to review and analyze several design configurations and select a single design for fabrication. To support this decision testing will be accomplished on actual test components representative of the design selected, in addition to extensive coupon testing . After fabrication the structure will be subjected to several life cycle test s at the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio