Accession Number : ADP010417


Title :   Advances in Protective Coatings and Their Application to Ageing Aircraft


Corporate Author : DEFENCE EVALUATION AND RESEARCH AGENCY FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : Smith, C. J. ; Higgs, M. S. ; Baldwin, K. R.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADP010417


Report Date : APR 2000


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : Significant improvements have been achieved in the performance of coatings used in the corrosion protection of military and civil aircraft during the last thirty years. Research into aircraft paints, for example, has resulted in coatings with increased adhesion, fluid resistance and greater flexibility. New methods of paint stripping and novel processes for the repair of pre-treatments and metal coatings are being developed which will lead to reductions in the cost of corrosion maintenance and improved levels of protection. The paper reviews recent developments in aerospace coatings and considers their application in ameliorating some of the corrosion problems associated with ageing aircraft.


Descriptors :   *CORROSION , *PROTECTIVE COATINGS , AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , CORROSION INHIBITION , METAL COATINGS , CORROSION RESISTANCE , PAINTS , UNITED KINGDOM.


Subject Categories : COATINGS, COLORANTS AND FINISHES
      PROPERTIES OF METALS AND ALLOYS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE