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February 27, 2019
X-Ray Computed Tomography Scanning for Defense Applications
X-ray computed tomography (XCT) scanning has been used for decades and remains a key component in nondestructive testing (NDT). XCT allows a user to create a three-dimensional (3-...
November 12, 2018
What research is available on the non-destructive evaluation, inspection, and manufacturing techniques of aerospace composites? DSIAC was to research a variety of topics...
July 30, 2018 | Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, volpe.dot.gov, 3 Apr 2018, U.S. DOT Volpe Center News Staff
Detecting Damage in Structural Components With New Infrared Technologies
Deterioration in bridges and other structures commonly manifests from subsurface damage that cannot be detected through visual inspections. Once the subsurface damage is observed...
Survivability and Vulnerability
June 4, 2018 | Source: Phys.Org, phys.org, 11 May 2018, National University of Science and Technology MISIS
Scientists Develop First Non-Contact Method of Measuring Internal Stresses for Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering
Composite materials have become an integral part of our lives: they are used in aviation and space technologies, as well as the automobile and mining industries. However, there...
May 21, 2018 | Source: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, wpafb.af.mil, 2 Feb 2018, Donna Lindner
Air Force Collaboration Could Increase Use of Composites in Aerospace Manufacturing
Bonded composite airframe structures offer a potential to achieve more affordable manufacturing and more efficient structures, ultimately meeting the goals of the Air Force for...
May 16, 2018
Carbon-Steel Pipe Corrosion & Blockage
What options are available to detect section loss and pipe blockage, preferably without paint removal? DSIAC subject matter experts (SMEs) at TRI-Austin conducted...
June 5, 2017 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, 17 March 2017, Rachel Courtland
X-rays Map the 3D Interior of Integrated Circuits
A team of researchers based in Switzerland is on the way to laying bare much of the secret technology inside commercial processors. They pointed a beam of X-rays at a piece of an...
March 27, 2017 | Source: U.S. Air Forec, af.mil, 19 February 2017, Holly Jorden
Robotic Arm Tool Poised to Save Costly Inspection Time
AFRL researchers recently traveled to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to demonstrate the Remote Access Nondestructive Evaluation (RANDE) system. Developed through a contracted effort...
December 5, 2016 | Source: Sandia National Laboratories, share.sandia.gov
Sandia Labs Course Helps Aircraft Inspectors Detect Composite Material Damage
As manufacturers build more wings, fuselages and other major commercial aircraft parts out of solid-laminate composite materials, Sandia National Laboratories has shown that...
Contemporary Methods for Repairing Composite Materials
Introduction Composite materials, especially those that exhibit high strength-to-weight ratios and thermal stability, continue to be of increased interest to the Defense industry...