Accession Number : ADA306605

Title :   Glass Window/Windshield Initial Repair Guidelines.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Sep 91-30 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH

Personal Author(s) : Olson, Richard J.

PDF Url : ADA306605

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Information on the technology used in the OEM production of glass airplane W/WS and the methods used to repair them is presented in this report. The technology for making glass transport- type aircraft W/WS is not particularly high-tech; glass and plastic are laminated together under heat and pressure. Likewise, the major repair processes for such W/WS are also quite simple; relamination and polishing to remove scratches. Some of the repair vendors use patented or proprietary innovative repair techniques to allow them to differentiate themselves from their competitors and to salvage W/WS that would otherwise be scrapped. With respect to the impact of the information learned during this study on using repaired glass W/WS on military transport-type aircraft, with little exception, nothing was uncovered that would preclude the Air Force from considering using repaired W/WS. So long as the structural performance and economics are acceptable, the use of repaired W/WS should be pursued.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT, *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, *GLASS, *REPAIR, *WINDOWS, *WINDSHIELDS, AIR FORCE, PRODUCTION, ECONOMICS, TRANSPORT, VENDORS, INSTRUCTIONS, SALVAGE, TRANSPORT SHIPS.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE