Durability of Metal Aircraft Structures

Abstract

This paper presents an overview of Laser Shock Processing and then discusses how the process can be extended to treat fastener holes on aging aircraft. The process is used to treat localized fatigue-critical areas by developing deep residual compressive stresses to inhibit the initiation and propagation of fatigue cracks. This feature can be applied to fastener holes in aircraft structures to determine whether the fatigue life associated with the failure in these areas can be increased.

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@inproceedings{Atluri1998DurabilityOM, title={Durability of Metal Aircraft Structures}, author={S . N . Atluri and Clifford E Harris and Anneli Hoggard and Nancimae Miller}, year={1998} }