Corrosion is an issue that cannot be ignored by the aerospace industry, with
ageing fleets of aircraft the importance of effective monitoring, prediction
and prevention strategies cannot be disputed. The impact of corrosion on aircraft
structural integrity is causing a huge financial headache for the aerospace
Corrosion control in the aerospace industry from Woodhead
Publishing comprehensively reviews the subject with highly valuable contributions
from experts in the field. The importance of this discussion is placed into
context with an examination of the cost of corrosion to the aerospace industry,
including cost measurement tools and case studies. The threat to aircraft structural
integrity is analysed by considering different types of corrosion and their
impact of aircraft structure.
Further to the examination of the costs and impact of corrosion in the aerospace
industry are chapters reviewing corrosion monitoring, evaluation and prediction
as well as protection and prevention. Specific chapters consider the methods
employed in the industry such as the non-destructive evaluation of corrosion
as well as corrosion control in space launch vehicles. Coatings removal techniques,
novel corrosion schemes and the role of greases expand the discussion to include
protection and prevention strategies. Business strategies for corrosion in fleet
maintenance complete this comprehensive new title.
With its distinguished editor team of expert contributors, Corrosion control
in the aerospace industry is a standard reference for everyone involved in the
maintenance and daily operation of aircraft, as well as those concerned with
aircraft safety, design of aircraft, materials scientists and corrosion experts.