Review of Corrosion Control in the Aerospace Industry

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 industry.

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.

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