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Improved NDI Techniques for Aircraft Inspection
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published November 10, 1998 by SAE International in United States
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Through the use of an “Integrated Product Team” approach and new inspection techniques incorporating the latest in imaging capabilities and automation, the costs of some man-power intensive tasks can now be drastically reduced. Also, through the use of advanced eddy current techniques, the detectable size of cracks under flush-head fasteners can be reduced while maintaining reliable inspection.
This article describes the evaluation and results obtained using eddy current technology to determine the minimum fasteners, Secondly, it describes the integrated efforts of engineers at Boeing DPD and Northwest Airlines in the successful application of MAUS eddy current scanning of the DC-10 circumferential and axial crow splices. The eddy current scanning greatly reduced the man-hour effort required for the existing radiographic inspection
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CitationHagemaier, D., Jappe, B., and Wood, N., "Improved NDI Techniques for Aircraft Inspection," SAE Technical Paper 983105, 1998, https://doi.org/10.4271/983105.
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