The role of service failure analysis in defining new inspection procedures and adapting existing ones is illustrated by case histories. It appears that in some cases this leads to a different design or choice of material. The examples, all taken from failure analyses conducted by the National Aerospace Laboratory NLR, include: failures detected during inspections prescribed by the manufacturer, failures discovered after having learned about the experience of other operators of the same type of aircraft, failures discovered after an accident, and failures discovered more or less by chance. Examples are also presented of supplementary investigations aimed at extending and improving the available techniques for service failure analysis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conf-Presented at the Conf. On Non-Destructive Analysis, Twenthe, Neth., 13-14 Apr. 1977. In Dutch; English Summary.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aerospace Laboratory, Netherlands

    Structures and Materials Division
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Degraaf, EAB
  • Publication Date: 1977-1-19

Media Info

  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NLR-MP-77002-U
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM