Accession Number : ADA019179

Title :   Manual on Fatigue of Structures. II. Causes and Prevention of Structural Damage. 6. Fretting - Corrosion Damage in Aluminum Alloys,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Barrois,William G.

Report Date : NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The present publication contains Chapter 6, the first chapter of Volume II of the Manual. Volume II deals with 'Causes and Prevention of Structural Damage' and Chapter 6 treats, in comprehensive detail, the problem of prevention of cumulative damage due to fretting, fatigue, corrosion, stress corrosion and embrittlement. Sudden in-service failure of aircraft structures is often the result of cumulative damage which has been induced over a finite period of time. Contained in this publication is an outline of the causes of failure and extensive sections dealing with corrosion and stress corrosion. An attempt is made to summarize those aspects of scientific knowledge in the field which are particularly relevant to the structural design process. Information is provided that can be used by designers to improve the environmental resistance of future vehicles and thus produce important benefits in cost and maintenance reduction and in aircraft availability and flight safety.

Descriptors :   *CORROSION, *FATIGUE(MECHANICS), *AIRFRAMES, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, STRESS CORROSION, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), FAILURE(MECHANICS), CRACK PROPAGATION, EMBRITTLEMENT, STRUCTURAL MEMBERS, HEAT TREATMENT, AGING(MATERIALS), METAL COATINGS, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, PAINTS, PROTECTIVE COATINGS, CREEP, HANDBOOKS, FRETTING, NATO

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE