Accession Number : ADA295081

Title :   Reliability Assessment at Airline Inspection Facilities. Volume 3: Results of an Eddy Current Inspection Reliability Experiment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SANDIA NATIONAL LABS ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Spencer, Floyd ; Schurman, Donald

PDF Url : ADA295081

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 174

Abstract : The Aging Aircraft NDI Development and Demonstration Center (AANC) at Sandia National Laboratories is charged by the FAA to support technology transfer, technology assessment, and technology validation. A key task facing the center is to establish a consistent and systematic methodology to assess the reliability of inspections through field experiments. This task is divided into three major areas: reliability of eddy current lap splice inspections at transport aircraft maintenance facilities, reliability of inspection at commuter aircraft maintenance facilities, and reliability of inspection associated with visual inspection of aircraft structural parts. Volume III is the third in a series of three describing the planning, execution, and results of an eddy current inspection field experiment. The experiment was taken to nine facilities, and five inspections were performed at each facility. All inspections took place in the environment in which actual aircraft were inspected, were accomplished using the same equipment that would be used in actual aircraft inspections, and were performed by the same people who would do actual aircraft inspections. This document provides a detailed description of the results of that eddy current inspection reliability experiment (ECIRE).

Descriptors :   *EDDY CURRENTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, METHODOLOGY, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, AIRCRAFT, AGING(MATERIALS), AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, VALIDATION, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, DEMONSTRATIONS, FACILITIES, FIELD TESTS, COMMERCIAL AVIATION, CONSISTENCY, RELIABILITY, INSPECTION, AIRFRAMES, VISUAL INSPECTION, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, REPAIR SHOPS, STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, SPLICES.

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE