Overview of composite projects at the FAA Airworthiness Assurance Validation Center

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The Airworthiness Assurance NDI Validation Center (AANC) was established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center at Sandia National Laboratories in 1991 to support nondestructive inspection (NDI) technology development and assessment. The evaluations are done using a variety of characterized test specimens and test beds including entire transport and commuter aircraft. Although the initial work at the Center concentrated on metallic structure, the FAA has more recently expanded the AANC`s charter to include projects directed at composite repair and inspection. The three projects briefly described in this paper are: (1) the validation and technology transfer of ... continued below

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Shurtleff, W.W.; Roach, D.P. & Valley, M.T. March 1, 1997.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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The Airworthiness Assurance NDI Validation Center (AANC) was established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center at Sandia National Laboratories in 1991 to support nondestructive inspection (NDI) technology development and assessment. The evaluations are done using a variety of characterized test specimens and test beds including entire transport and commuter aircraft. Although the initial work at the Center concentrated on metallic structure, the FAA has more recently expanded the AANC`s charter to include projects directed at composite repair and inspection. The three projects briefly described in this paper are: (1) the validation and technology transfer of a thermographic techniques for composite inspection, (2) the development of generic composite laminate and honeycomb calibration reference standards, and (3) the certification of the use of boron epoxy doubler on a Lockheed L-1011.

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  • 11. international conference on composite materials, Gold Coast (Australia), 14-18 Jul 1997

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  • Other: DE97002544
  • Report No.: SAND--96-2666C
  • Report No.: CONF-970735--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 516009
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc695208

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Shurtleff, W.W.; Roach, D.P. & Valley, M.T. Overview of composite projects at the FAA Airworthiness Assurance Validation Center, article, March 1, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc695208/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.