SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1971

Fatigue Damage Detection


Relationships between the characterization and the nondestructive detection of fatigue damage are discussed and illustrated. Inspection methods presently used at overhaul facilities are reviewed, and examples of the equipment used and the results obtained are given. The advantages and limitations of currently used nondestructive methods are summarized. A perspective review of recent research efforts in nondestructive fatigue damage detection including descriptions of methods and typical experimental results is presented. Finally, nondestructive evaluation technology is appraised critically in relation to the desired results and practices, and this appraisal is used as a basis for a look into the future.

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Barton, JR
Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas
Kusenberger, FN
Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas
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Developed by Committee: E08
Pages: 123–227
DOI: 10.1520/STP26686S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4601-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0722-9