Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1998 12:00 AM

Description

The Dripless Bubbler technique [1–4] has demonstrated in both laboratory and field trials the ability to identify adhesive disbonds and quantify the metal loss due to corrosion in aircraft fuselage structures. In the latest round of field trials, this technique was successfully applied to aid in characterizing exfoliation corrosion around fasteners in thick wing skins (0.190 – 0.500 inches). In two Beta-site tests, the technique was used to identify delaminations, verify ply drop-offs and evaluate repairs in aircraft composite structures such as rudders, spoilers and flaps.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

17B

Chapter

Chapter 8: Systems, Reliability, Training

Section

New Systems

Pages

1921-1928

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-5339-7_249

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Field and Beta-Site Testing of the Dripless Bubbler Ultrasonic Scanner

La Jolla, CA

The Dripless Bubbler technique [1–4] has demonstrated in both laboratory and field trials the ability to identify adhesive disbonds and quantify the metal loss due to corrosion in aircraft fuselage structures. In the latest round of field trials, this technique was successfully applied to aid in characterizing exfoliation corrosion around fasteners in thick wing skins (0.190 – 0.500 inches). In two Beta-site tests, the technique was used to identify delaminations, verify ply drop-offs and evaluate repairs in aircraft composite structures such as rudders, spoilers and flaps.