Location

Brunswick, ME

Start Date

1-1-1997 12:00 AM

Description

As defense budgets are reduced, military aircraft are being flown well beyond their expected lifetimes. An example of this is the Boeing B-52 bomber. Introduced in 1954, the B-52 is still one of the Air Force’s primary bomber aircraft, as evidenced in Desert Storm. Currently, it is expected to fly until the year 2024, well past is original design goal. Because of this extended duty, fatigue crack growth in the airframe has become a concern, and methods to detect these defects are being implemented.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

16A

Chapter

Chapter 1: Standard Techniques

Section

Acoustic Emission

Pages

413-419

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-5947-4_55

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Automated Source Identification Using Modal Acoustic Emission

Brunswick, ME

As defense budgets are reduced, military aircraft are being flown well beyond their expected lifetimes. An example of this is the Boeing B-52 bomber. Introduced in 1954, the B-52 is still one of the Air Force’s primary bomber aircraft, as evidenced in Desert Storm. Currently, it is expected to fly until the year 2024, well past is original design goal. Because of this extended duty, fatigue crack growth in the airframe has become a concern, and methods to detect these defects are being implemented.