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Adhesives May Predict Structural Failures in Planes

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Lauren Muskett
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Re: A path to finding flaws?
Lauren Muskett   12/16/2011 2:15:03 PM
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It would be great if adhesives could help provide a warning for structural problems in an aircraft. I look forward to see the progress of this through research and development. 


Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   12/16/2011 1:55:19 PM
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Jenn, it's all still in R&D, so the only things available to read are rather dense research reports.

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Ann R. Thryft   12/16/2011 1:53:26 PM
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Thanks, Rob. Yes, the hope here seems to be that since the use of adhesives is increasing massively along with the use of composites,  adhesives can help provide an early-warning system for detecting structural problems in aircraft. Reading about nanotechnology and its possible applications is like reading about science fiction, far more so than most other leading-edge technologies. I covered early carbon tube and carbon wire R&D efforts several years ago, so it was heartening to see that it's advanced to the level of possible real-world applications. Although this, of course, is still in R&D.


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Jennifer Campbell   12/16/2011 1:50:32 PM
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The self-monitoring aspect of this story is what fascinates me the most. I'd like to read more about this topic, especially what other areas something like this is being used in. Ann, do you happen to know?

Rob Spiegel
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A path to finding flaws?
Rob Spiegel   12/16/2011 1:45:27 PM
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Nice story, Ann. This is a good companion to your earlier article on composites and the difficulty in detecting and fixing failures in the aircraft industry. Are adhesives part of the solution to the challenges you outlined in your other article?

 

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