Accession Number : ADP001927

Title :   Defect Occurrences in the Manufacture of Large CFC Structures and Work Associated with Defects, Damage and Repair of CFC Components,

Corporate Author : BRITISH AEROSPACE AIRCRAFT GROUP PRESTON (ENGLAND) WARTON DIV

Personal Author(s) : Frame,C. S. ; Jackson,G.

Report Date : JUL 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Current activities in a Ministry of Defence funded research investigation into the effects of defects and damage, and their repair, are reviewed. Future work in this field is also discussed. The occurrences of defects and damage in large CFC structures (eg. Tornado taileron, Jaguar wing etc) are then presented and comments made on experience gained from flight and ground testing. Current NDT detection and characterisation methods are presented together with an outline of the work proposed to overcome existing problem areas and limitations.

Descriptors :   *Carbon reinforced composites, *Defects(Materials), *Structural mechanics, Nondestructive testing, Damage assessment, Structural analysis, Fatigue(Mechanics), Loads(Forces), Failure(Mechanics), Strength(Mechanics)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE