Crack growth from naturally occurring material discontinuities in operational aircraft

Rhys Jones, Daren Peng, Pu Huang, Raman R.K. Singh

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Abstract

his paper focuses on problems associated with aircraft sustainment related issues and illustrates how cracks that grow from small naturally occurring material discontinuities in operational aircraft behave. The example discussed in this paper, which is associated with crack growth under a representative maritime aircraft load spectrum, when taken in conjunction with previous studies into cracks growing under combat aircraft load spectra illustrates how for cracks that grow from naturally occurring material discontinuities under such operational load spectra there is generally little crack closure so that the crack growth history from its initial equivalent pre-crack size (EPS) through to final failure can be easily and accurately computed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia Engineering: 3rd International Conference on Material and Component Performance under Variable Amplitude Loading, VAL 2015
EditorsJan Papuga, Milan Ruzicka
Place of PublicationAmsterdam Netherlands
PublisherElsevier
Pages227 - 234
Number of pages8
Volume101
ISBN (Electronic)1877-7058
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Material and Component Performance under Variable Amplitude Loading (VAL 2015) - Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 23 Mar 201526 Mar 2015
Conference number: 3rd
http://www.pragueconvention.cz/3rd-international-conference-on-material-and-component-performance-under-variable-amplitude-loading-val-2015-/
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Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Material and Component Performance under Variable Amplitude Loading (VAL 2015)
Abbreviated titleVAL 2015
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period23/03/1526/03/15
Internet address

Keywords

  • aircraft sustainment
  • NASGRO
  • fatigue crack growth
  • corrosion-fatigue interaction

Cite this

Jones, R., Peng, D., Huang, P., & Singh, R. R. K. (2015). Crack growth from naturally occurring material discontinuities in operational aircraft. In J. Papuga, & M. Ruzicka (Eds.), Procedia Engineering: 3rd International Conference on Material and Component Performance under Variable Amplitude Loading, VAL 2015 (Vol. 101, pp. 227 - 234). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.02.031