Bonded Repair of Aircraft Structures

  • A. A. Baker
  • R. Jones

Part of the Engineering Application of Fracture Mechanics book series (EAFM, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. L. J. Kelly
    Pages 1-18
  3. Theodore J. Reinhart
    Pages 19-30
  4. R. Jones
    Pages 49-76
  5. L. R. F. Rose
    Pages 77-106
  6. R. E. Trabocco, T. M. Donnellan, J. G. Williams
    Pages 175-211
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-214

About this book


The conventional approach to through-life-support for aircraft structures can be divided into the following phases: (i) detection of defects, (ii) diagnosis of their nature and significance, (iii) forecasting future behaviour-prognosis, and (iv) pre­ scription and implementation of remedial measures including repairs. Considerable scientific effort has been devoted to developing the science and technology base for the first three phases. Of particular note is the development of fracture mechanics as a major analytical tool for metals, for predicting residual strength in the presence of cracks ( damage tolerance) and rate of crack propagation under service loading. Intensive effort is currently being devoted to developing similar approaches for fibre composite structures, particularly to assess damage tolerance and durability in the presence of delamination damage. Until recently there has been no major attempt to develop a science and tech­ nology base for the last phase, particularly with respect to the development of repairs. Approaches are required which will allow assessment of the type and magnitude of defects amenable to repair and the influence of the repair on the stress intensity factor (or some related parameter). Approaches are also required for the development and design of optimum repairs and for assessment of their durability.


acid bending damage defects design fracture materials metals preparation repair sheet metal skin stress surface testing

Editors and affiliations

  • A. A. Baker
    • 1
  • R. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Defence, Defence Science and Technology OrganisationAeronautical Research LaboratoriesMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7736-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2752-0
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