Accession Number : ADA338004

Title :   Naval Air Systems Team Advanced Materials Requirements, Programs, and Initiatives

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS TEAM MATERIALS COMPETENCY PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Moore, Dale L.

PDF Url : ADA338004

Report Date : 07 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 148

Abstract : Naval aviation is facing some of it's most complex and difficult challenges in recent history. The Navy's harsh, corrosive environment combined with the demands of carrier and sea based operations have always been formidable factors. Today, the continuing evolution of performance-based requirements in addition to emerging environmental and safety requirements are adding significantly to the Navy's challenge. Affordability is now an overarching consideration across the broad spectrum of naval aviation science and technology, acquisition development, production and in-service engineering activities. These synergistic requirements are driving the programs and initiatives of the Naval Aviation Materials Competency. This paper describes the complex scenario facing the naval aviation community, and the Materials Competency plans, programs and initiatives to meet the requirements of today as well as those anticipated for tomorrow.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *CORROSION INHIBITION, METALS, NAVAL AVIATION, ENVIRONMENTS, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE