Accession Number : AD0774904

Title :   The Selection and Demonstration of Advanced Nondestructive Testing Techniques for on-Site Missile Inspection. Volume I. Technical Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 May 72-14 Sep 73,


Personal Author(s) : Briar,H. P. ; Bills,K. W. , Jr. ; Cribbs,R. W. ; Lamb,B. L.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 172

Abstract : The program was planned around the problem of on-site non-destructive testing (NDT) of solid rocket motors. It was designed to select, evaluate, and demonstrate NDT capabilities, beginning with comprehensive surveys of industry and the world's literature (from 1960 to mid-1972). Many materials and NDT devices were identified; most of these being ruled out by the constraints of in-silo testing. Only two techniques showed promise: Ultrasonic holography and gamma radiography. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Guided missile silos, *Surface to surface missiles, *Solid rocket propellants, *Nondestructive testing, Solid propellant rocket engines, Ultrasonic tests, Holography, Radiography, Gamma rays, Profiles

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE