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,
Corporate Author : AEROJET SOLID PROPULSION CO SACRAMENTO CALIF
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