2006 ASIP Proceedings


Tuesday, 28 November 2006
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Conference Check-In / Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome and Administrative Remarks
Joseph Gallagher, USAF, Aeronautical Systems Center

Presentation by the John W. Lincoln Award Recipient

Ulf Goranson, The Boeing Company 

Presentation of the Lincoln Award

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Structural Integrity Overviews
Session Chair: James Rudd, USAF, Air Force Research Laboratory
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

F-35 Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Overview
Joseph Yates* and Robert Burt, Lockheed Martin Company

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Health of the USAF F-16 Fleet
Kimberli Jones*,
Science Applications International Corp.
Robert McCowin
, USAF, Ogden Air Logistics Center

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

B-2 ASIP Overview
John Bailey*, Jerry Turner and Bob Tashiro, USAF, Aeronautical Systems Center

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Aircraft Structural Integrity Program of Polish Su-22 “Fitter” Aircraft
Maj Andrzej Leski, Polish Air Force Institute of Technology

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

B-1 Experience in Determining an Optimal Maintenance Schedule Using Risk Assessment Strategy
Tony Torng* and Randal Edwards, The Boeing Company
John Morgan, USAF, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Group Luncheon
How Does Structural Integrity/Reliability Play Into Aircraft Sustainment Plans

Speaker: Michael Aimone, HQ USAF, Logistics, Installations and Mission Support 


Durability & Damage Tolerance of Friction Stir Welding
Session Chair: Paul Ret, USAF, Air Force Research Laboratory
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Fatigue Crack Propagation and Stable Tearing in FSW’d Aluminum Sheet
Eui Lim*, The Boeing Company
Nathalie Fuzier and Anthony Reynolds,
University of South Carolina
Raphael Muzzolini and Jean-Christophe Ehrstrom, ALCAN

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Performance Enhancement of Friction Stir Welding by Means of Laser Peening
Lloyd Hackel*, Metal Improvement Company, Inc.
Omar Hatamleh, NASA, Johnson Space Center

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Understanding the Residual Stress Effect in Damage Tolerance Evaluation of Integral-Stiffened and Friction Stir Weld Panel Concepts
Robert Bucci*, Mark James and John Brockenbrough, Alcoa Technical Center

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Advances in Risk Assessment
Session Chair: David Currie, USAF, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

USAF F-16A/B Fuel Shelf Joint Structural Risk Assessment
Kevin Welch*, Matthew Edghill, Timothy Jeske, and Lynette Hajovsky, Lockheed Martin Company
Robert McCowin, USAF, Ogden Air Logistics Center
Robert Kidd, USAF, Aeronautical Systems Center

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

On the MSD Assessment of Real Aircraft Fuselage Panels
Maj Abilio Garcia* and Major Alberto Mello, Brazilian Air Force

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

C-130 Center Wing MSD/MED Risk Analysis
Goeff Bateman* and Alex Navarrete, Lockheed Martin Company

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Development of a Probabilistic Fatigue Life Prediction Model Using AFGROW
William Grell* and Peter Laz, University of Denver

5:30 PM
Reception - Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, 29 November 2006
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Conference Check-In / Continental Breakfast
Full-Scale Test Technologies
Session Chair: William Buckey, USAF, Aeronautical Systems Center
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Monitoring the Health of the F/A-22 Airframe During Full Scale Ground Testing
Richard Stover, Lockheed Martin Company


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

F-22 Full-Scale Durability Test Evaluation Method
Peter Caruso*, Thomas Brussat and Wendy Hynes, Lockheed Martin Company

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Incorporation of Buffet in the JSF Full-Scale Durability Tests Spectra
Christopher Manders, Lockheed Martin Company

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Improving Inspections and Their Reliability
Session Chair: Thomas Andrews, USAF, Aeronautical Systems Center
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Nondestructive Inspection Reliability and Risk in the Field and Depot
David Forsyth*, Texas Research Institute – Austin
Alan Berens
, Consultant
Ward Rummel, D&W Enterprises, LTD

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Defining Experimentally the Probability of Detection of Hidden Second-Layer Cracks
Carmel Matias*, Abraham Brot and Wolf Senderovits, Israel Aircraft Industry

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Lower Layer Crack Detection in Thick Complex Aircraft Structures Using FG_RFEC Technique
Capt David Butcher*, Canadian Air Force and Yushi Sun, IMTT

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Practical Methods to Simplify the Probability of Detection Process
Eric Lindgren*, Charlie Buynak, James Malas and Jeremy Knopp, USAF, Air Force Research Laboratory
John Aldrin, Computational Tools

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Group Luncheon

Speaker: Robert Bucci, Alcoa Technical Center


1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

“Reliability Based Approaches for Design and Sustainment”
Objective:  Focus on the way ahead for institutionalizing risk based approaches for significant sustainment issues and for evaluating the potential for pursuing reliability based designs.

Panel Chair:
Charles Babish, USAF, Aeronautical Systems Center

Panel Members:
Michael Hatcher, USAF, Warner Robins-Air Logistics Command
Hal Burnside, Southwest Research Institute
Charles Saff, The Boeing Company
Ravinder Chona, USAF, Air Force Research Laboratory

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
3:45 PM - 5:30 PM

“USAF NDI Reliability Improvements”
Objective: Identify advances, actions taken and actions required to reduce the potential for nondestructive inspection misses on safety of flight aircraft structures. Define requirements for improving communication, processes, procedures, and demonstrating inspection capability.  

Panel Chair:
John Brausch, Lead NDI Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory

Panel Members:
David Forsythe, Consultant, Texas Research Institute
Jeffrey Catron, Chief Engineer for Maintenance, Tinker Air Force Base
David Campbell, NDI Program Manager, Tinker Air Force Base
David Piotrowski, Senior NDI Engineer, Delta Airlines

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Principles of Automated Fleet Usage Spectrum Evaluation and Individual Aircraft Mission Classification
Maj Motti Ben Noon, Israel Air Force

Thursday, 30 November 2006
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Conference Check-In / Continental Breakfast
Bonded Structures
Session Chair: David Stargel, USAF, Air Force Research Laboratory
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Residual Strength of Bonded Structural Repairs After 10 Years of Service
Lt Col Lawrence Butkus*, USAF, Aeronautical Systems Center
James Mazza,
USAF, Air Force Research Laboratory
Kees Guijt, USAF, Air Force Academy
Alex Gaskin
, USAF, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Analysis of Two Structural Failures of F-15 Speed Brakes
Robert McGinty* and Brian Fulwood, Mercer Engineering & Research Center

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Bonded Repair of a F-16 Bulkhead Flange
David Wieland*, Southwest Research Institute
Robert Wallace
, USAF, Ogden Air Logistics Center
Matthew Malkin, The Boeing Company

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Enabling Affordable Composite Structures
Session Chair: Mark DeFazio, Aeronautical Systems Center
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Composites Affordability Initiative Overview
John Russell* and Richard Holzwarth, USAF, Air Force Research Laboratory

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Composite Bonded Joint Stress Analysis – Composites Affordability Initiative Technology Advances
Stephen Engelstad, Lockheed Martin Company

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Assessing the Quality of Bonded Joints
Richard Bossi, The Boeing Company

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Certification Aspects of Large Integrated Bonded Structure
Eric Nottorf, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Open Lunch
Session Chair: John Pendleton, USAF, Ogden Air Logistics Center
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

B-1 Dorsal Longeron Repair Concept Case Study
Randal Edwards and Soo Y Oh*, The Boeing Company
John Morgan, USAF, Oklahoma Air Logistics Center

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

A Model for Local Plasticity Effects on Fatigue Crack Growth
Craig McClung*, Brian Gardner and Faser McMaster, Southwest Research Institute

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Fatigue Crack Initiation Analysis Method and Test for F-35 Design
Dale Ball*, Joe Yates, Bob Lee and Stephen Needler, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Force Management
Session Chair: Tony Dawson, USAF, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

F-22 Force Management; Overcoming Challenges to Maintain a Robust Usage Tracking Program
Wirt Garcia* and Robert Bair, USAF, Aeronautical Systems Center
Peter Caruso and Wayne Black, Lockheed Martin Company

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Navy K/C-130F/R/T/J Service Fatigue Usage Analysis and Gust
Suresh Moon, Titan, an L-3 Communications Co.
Chance McColl, Technical Data Analysis
Nam Phan, NAVAIR

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

SOF C-130 Service Life Analysis
Brian Harper* and Robert McGinty, Mercer Engineering & Research Center

The following Poster Exhibits will be Displayed in the ASIP Exhibit Area:
  ”Exoskeletal Engine – Novel Engine Concept”
Dr. Christos Chamis, NASA Glenn Research Center
  “Self Repairing of Composites for Increased Durability and Vulnerability Reduction in Military Air Vehicles”
Dr. Carolyn Dry, Natural Process Design, Inc.
  “Durability of Post-Buckled Machined Frames”
Mr. Douglas R. Rhoads, Boeing – Integrated Defense Systems
  “Tools for Structural Support”
Mr. Michael Welfare, Smiths Aerospace-Information Systems
“Ultra Electronics Airborne Acoustic Integrity Monitoring System” (AAIMS)
Mr. Michael Renouf, Ultra Electronics Controls
  “Technologies that Enable Life Cycle Management of Helicopter Structural Components”
Mr. David J. White, Avion, Inc.
“Rapid Assessment of Surface Treatment Effectiveness and Degradation by Direct Field Measurement”
Mr. Curtis A. Rideout and Mr. Scott Ritchie, Positron Systems, Inc.
Mr. David J. White, Spectra Technical Solutions, Inc.
“Life Remaining Prognostics for Airframe Structural and Engine Components”
Mr. Curtis A. Rideout and Mr. Scott Ritchie, Positron Systems, Inc.
Mr. David J. White, Spectra Technical Solutions, Inc.