Applications of SPD to enhance the structural integrity of corroded airframes

Rhys Jones, Neil Matthews, Daren Peng, Nam Phan, Trung Nguyen

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In the past decades, particularly since the Aloha Airlines (AA243) in 1989, corrosion has become one of the primary considerations in both military and commercial aircraft. Numerous authors have noted that corrosion can impact heavily on the economics, maintenance and safety of aircraft fleets. A number of different types of corrosion have been detected on aircraft structural aluminium alloys with exfoliation, pitting, intergranular corrosion and stress corrosion cracking being the prominent types of corrosion generally occurring in structural components exposed to corrosive environments. The additive metal technology of Supersonic Particle Deposition offers an effective methodolgy of repairing such damage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAircraft Sustainment and Repair
EditorsRhys Jones, Alan Baker, Neil Matthews, Victor Champagne
Place of PublicationOxford UK
Number of pages43
ISBN (Electronic)9780081005446
ISBN (Print)9780081005408
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Corroded airframes
  • Corrosion
  • Intergranular cracking
  • SPD
  • Stress corrosion cracking
  • Surface corrosion

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