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Nondestructive evaluation considerations for aerospace propellant tanks
Author(s): Charles Salkowski
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Paper Abstract

An overview of important nondestructive evaluation considerations necessary for safe life qualification of aerospace propellant tanks is presented. Options for tank qualification without performing NDE are discussed. The concept of initial flaw size limits and their relationship to fracture mechanics analysis are compared to the capability of various NDE methods. It is concluded that it may not always be possible nor desirable to demonstrate safe life using NDE.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2455, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Aircraft, Airports, Aerospace Hardware, and Materials, (7 July 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.213555
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Charles Salkowski, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2455:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Aircraft, Airports, Aerospace Hardware, and Materials
Tobey M. Cordell; Raymond D. Rempt, Editor(s)

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