Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1998 12:00 AM

Description

As the commercial and military aircraft fleets age, additional resources are required to ensure their airworthiness. As the aircraft become older, the more likely they are to develop structural damage that may lead to unscheduled repairs or, in the worst case, accidents. Fatigue and corrosion are the two main causes of structural damage in aging aircraft and this research examines the use of a Superconducting QUantum Interference Device (SQUID) as a tool for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) to detect and characterize these aging aircraft problems. The primary advantage of using SQUIDs in NDE over other techniques is the ability to detect second layer cracks and corrosion commonly found in aircraft structures.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

17A

Chapter

Chapter 4: NDE Sensors and Fields

Section

Electromagnetic Sensors

Pages

1083-1090

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-5339-7_140

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

A SQUID NDE Measurement Model Using BEM

La Jolla, CA

As the commercial and military aircraft fleets age, additional resources are required to ensure their airworthiness. As the aircraft become older, the more likely they are to develop structural damage that may lead to unscheduled repairs or, in the worst case, accidents. Fatigue and corrosion are the two main causes of structural damage in aging aircraft and this research examines the use of a Superconducting QUantum Interference Device (SQUID) as a tool for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) to detect and characterize these aging aircraft problems. The primary advantage of using SQUIDs in NDE over other techniques is the ability to detect second layer cracks and corrosion commonly found in aircraft structures.