Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1987 12:00 AM

Description

The use of composite structures in military aircraft has grown significantly in recent years. As an example, the F-15 is approximately 2 percent composite by weight compared to the more recent AV-8B which is approximately 31 percent by weight. Projections for the use of composite materials in future aircraft design indicate that this trend will continue. A significant portion of the increased use of composites involves essential aircraft structural components—wings, stabilators, control surfaces, etc. Consequently, regular inspection of these structures at military installations will become increasingly necessary to help assure structural integrity.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

6A

Chapter

Chapter 5: NDE Systems and Reliability

Section

System Design and Performance

Pages

933-941

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-1893-4_107

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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An Automated Real-Time Imaging System for Inspection of Composite Structures in Aircraft

La Jolla, CA

The use of composite structures in military aircraft has grown significantly in recent years. As an example, the F-15 is approximately 2 percent composite by weight compared to the more recent AV-8B which is approximately 31 percent by weight. Projections for the use of composite materials in future aircraft design indicate that this trend will continue. A significant portion of the increased use of composites involves essential aircraft structural components—wings, stabilators, control surfaces, etc. Consequently, regular inspection of these structures at military installations will become increasingly necessary to help assure structural integrity.