Aircraft Sustainment and Repair is a one-stop-shop for practitioners and researchers in the field of aircraft sustainment, adhesively bonded aircraft joints, bonded composites repairs, and the application of cold spray to military and civil aircraft. Outlining the state-of-the-art in aircraft sustainment, this book covers the use of quantitative fractography to determine the in-service crack length versus flight hours curve, the effect of intergranular cracking on structural integrity and the structural significance of corrosion. The book additionally illustrates the potential of composite repairs and SPD applications to metallic airframes.
- Covers corrosion damage assessment and management in aircraft structures
- Includes a key chapter on U.S. developments in the emerging field of supersonic particle deposition (SPD)
- Shows how to design and assess the potential benefits of both bonded composite repairs and SPD repairs to metallic aircraft structures to meet the damage tolerance requirements inherent in FAA ac 20-107b and the U.S. Joint Services
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1. Introduction and overview 2. Fatigue requirements for aircraft structures 3. Typical fatigue-initiating discontinuities in metallic aircraft structures 4. Practical computational fracture mechanics for aircraft structural integrity 5. Crack growth from naturally occurring material discontinuities 6. Adhesively bonded repair/reinforcement of metallic airframe components: materials, processes, design and proposed through-life management 7. Surface treatment and repair bonding 8. Analysis, design and assessment of composite repairs to operational aircraft 9. Repair of multi-site damage in civil transport aircraft
an example of the damage tolerant design of composite repairs 10. The F111C wing pivot fitting repair and implications for the design/assessment of bonded joints and composite repairs 11. Development and validation of bonded composite doubler repairs for commercial aircraft 12. Computing the growth of naturally-occuring disbonds in adhesively-bonded joints 13. Delamination growth in polymer-matrix fibre composites and the use of fracture mechanics data for material characterisation and life prediction 14. Introduction to supersonic particle deposition 15. Additive metal technologies for aerospace sustainment 16. Applications of SPD to enhance the structural integrity of corroded airframes 17. Application of SPD to enhance the structural integrity of fuseage skins and centre barells 18. Multiplicative manufacturing and aircraft sustainment
Rhys Jones is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Monash University where he is also Head of the Centre of Expertise in Structural Mechanics. With over 450 publications, Professor Jones has made significant contributions to the fields of aircraft structural integrity, fatigue life extension, thermo-elastic stress analysis; fatigue assessment and fracture mechanics; computational mechanics; aging structures; repair technology; Supersonic Particle Deposition and composite materials. Professor Jones is internationally acknowledged, together with Dr. Alan Baker, as having played a pioneering role in the development of advanced composites to extend the operational life of Military and Civilian aircraft and played a leading role in transferring this technology to the US as part of the US Federal Aviation Administration's Aging Aircraft Program.
Alan Baker is a Senior Research Consultant in Advanced Composite Structures - Australia and Honorary Research Fellow, Aerospace Composite Structures in Aerospace Division, Defense Science and Technology Group. He has edited and contributed to several books, chapters in books and many scientific papers on composites and composite repair technology. He co-edited and extensively contributed to the highly popular books Composite Materials for Aircraft Structures and Advances in Bonded Composite Repairs for Metallic Aircraft Structure. Dr. Baker has over 40 years of experience in advanced composites including 10 years in the Rolls Royce UK Advanced Research Laboratory; he is particularly recognized for pioneering work on bonded composite repair of metallic aircraft components for which he has received several major awards.
Neil Matthews is the Head of Research
Neil Matthews is the Head of Research and Technology at RUAG Australia, and holds a Master of Aircraft Design from Cranfield University (UK) Neil has been involved in Aircraft Engineering sustainment for the nearly 40 years both as a serving Air Force Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force and then in the commercial military aviation industry. Neil has been pioneering the use of SPD for aircraft sustainment since 2004 and has co-authored journal papers and been an invited speaker on this technology both in Australia and internationally on a number of occasions.
Champagne, V K
Victor K. Champagne Jr is the Director of the US Army Research LaboratoryCold Spray Centre, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, USA.He is recognized internationally as one of the foremost authorities on Cold Spray. He has held numerous positions throughout his career working closely with industry and academia. In his 34 years of materials research and development experience, he has been responsible for the advancement of emerging technologies for the Department of Defense, and his ideas have been translated into practical use and transitioned into industry and his achievements have been recognized across the globe by international organizations, major television networks, the Pentagon and even US Presidents.