Accession Number : AD0782221

Title :   Nondestructive Inspection of Shelter Panels. Phase 1: Functional Model.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Sep 73-Apr 74,

Corporate Author : GENERAL AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION CORP NILES ILL GENERAL AMERICAN RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Kraska,Irvin R. ; Wolf,John J.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The report summarizes the first phase of an effort to develop equipment and procedures to inspect sandwich panels in air transportable shelters in the field. A rapid and simple-to-operate system has been developed, utilizing a unique eddy sonic technique for metal-faced panels and pitch-catch ultrasonic techniques for nonmetal faced panels. The location(s) of debonds and free moisture in the panel are reliably detectable with the system. A functional model has been successfully field tested. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Shelters, *Sandwich panels, *Nondestructive testing, Ultrasonic tests, Air transportable equipment, Bonding, Defects(Materials), Field tests

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE