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Review of IAR NDI Research in support of Ageing Aircraft

Abbas Fahr, Jerzy P. Komorowski, David S. Forsyth, Charles E. Chapman
National Research Council Canada
Conseil national de recherches Canada
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Advanced Ultrasonic Techniques

Eddy Current Inspection Techniques

Enhanced Visual Inspections


Multi-mode NDT Analysis

Inspection Reliability Analysis




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  2. V. Mustafa, A. Chabaz, D. R. Hay, J. Gauthier, K. McRae, A. Fahr, and D. S. Forsyth, Advanced NDI Techniques for Corrosion Detection of Aging Aircraft Structures, 1997 USAF Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Conference, San Antonio, December 2-4 1997.
  3. D. W. Schindel, D. S. Forsyth, D. A. Hutchins and A. Fahr, Air-coupled Ultrasonic NDE of Bonded Aluminum Lap-joints, Ultrasonics, vol. 35, no.1, pp. 1-6, February 1997.
  4. A. Fahr et al., Surface Acoustic Wave Studies of Surface Cracks in Ceramics, Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1983.
  5. K. I. McRae, Ultrasonic Imaging of Fatigue Cracks Under Fasteners, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal, Vol. 43, No. 1, March 1997.
  6. J. G. Thompson, Second Layer Corrosion Detection Using Dual Frequency Eddy Current Techniques, American Transport Association NDT Forum, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 25-27, 1992.
  7. Gould, Ronald W., Komorowski, Jerzy P. Method for Preparing Solid Surfaces for Inspection, United States Patent, 5,569,342, Oct. 29, 1996.
  8. J. P. Komorowski, D. L. Simpson, R. W. Gould, A Technique for Rapid Impact Damage Detection with Implication for Composite Aircraft Structures, Composites, 1990, pp. 169-173.
  9. D. S. Forsyth, J.P. Komorowski, A. Marincak, R. W. Gould, The Edge of Light Enhanced Optical NDI Technique, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal, Vol. 43, No.4, December 1997, pp. 231-235.
  10. A. Fahr and D.S. Forsyth, Results of a Round Robin Inspection Reliability Study, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal, Vol. 43, No. 1, March 1997, pp. 6-10.

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