Location

Williamsburg, VA

Start Date

1-1-1986 12:00 AM

Description

Systems Research Laboratories, Inc., with a team of subcontractors, has developed an automated NDE inspection system to detect surface flaws and inclusions in jet engine rotary parts. The system implements the Air Force Retirement for Cause philosophy in which good, used engine parts are returned to service, and flawed components are retired for cause. Emphasis has thus been placed on improving current flaw detection and characterization techniques by using computer algorithms (removing the human decision process) and achieving basic inspection and predictive capabilities via automated eddy current and ultrasonic inspection techniques.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

5A

Chapter

Chapter 4: Systems and Reliability

Section

Systems

Pages

877-884

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-7763-8_94

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Manufacturing Technology for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) System to Implement Retirement for Cause (RFC) Procedures for GAS Turbine Engine Components

Williamsburg, VA

Systems Research Laboratories, Inc., with a team of subcontractors, has developed an automated NDE inspection system to detect surface flaws and inclusions in jet engine rotary parts. The system implements the Air Force Retirement for Cause philosophy in which good, used engine parts are returned to service, and flawed components are retired for cause. Emphasis has thus been placed on improving current flaw detection and characterization techniques by using computer algorithms (removing the human decision process) and achieving basic inspection and predictive capabilities via automated eddy current and ultrasonic inspection techniques.