Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1987 12:00 AM

Description

As a consequence of metal fatigue, cracks can develop and grow in operational aircraft. Periodic inspections must be made in order to detect and repair them before they reach a dangerous length. Cracks which grow from holes are a significant problem for aircraft since the wings and fuselage can contain many thousands of fasteners. Since it is impractical to remove them all, inspection must be made with them installed.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

6A

Chapter

Chapter 5: NDE Systems and Reliability

Section

System Reliability

Pages

1013-1017

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-1893-4_116

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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The Detection of Cracks under Installed Fasteners by Means of a Scanning Eddy-Current Method

La Jolla, CA

As a consequence of metal fatigue, cracks can develop and grow in operational aircraft. Periodic inspections must be made in order to detect and repair them before they reach a dangerous length. Cracks which grow from holes are a significant problem for aircraft since the wings and fuselage can contain many thousands of fasteners. Since it is impractical to remove them all, inspection must be made with them installed.