ICAF 2009, Bridging the Gap between Theory and Operational Practice

Proceedings of the 25th Symposium of the International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue, Rotterdam, The Netherlands,27–29 May 2009

  • M. J. Bos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Full-Scale Fatigue Testing of Aircraft and Aircraft Structural Components

    1. R. Best, Th. Fleischer, M. Götze, M. Sachse, M. Semsch
      Pages 3-14
    2. S. A. Barter, L. Molent, R. J. H. Wanhill
      Pages 15-54
    3. I. Kressel, U. Ben-Simon, M. Elyahu, D. Peled, A. David, T. Nachshhon et al.
      Pages 55-58
  3. Airworthiness Considerations

  4. NDI, Inspections and Maintenance

    1. R. J. H. Wanhill, D. J. Platenkamp, T. Hattenberg, A. F. Bosch, P. H. de Haan
      Pages 145-167
    2. Robert G. Eastin, Jon B. Mowery
      Pages 169-186
    3. Gregory A. Shoales, Scott A. Fawaz, Molly R. Walters
      Pages 187-207
  5. Life Extension and Management of Ageing Fleets

    1. N. Rößler, C. Peters, O. Tusch, G. Hilfer, C. Herrmann
      Pages 225-236
    2. Andreas Uebersax, Cyril Huber, Guillaume Renaud, Min Liao
      Pages 245-261
    3. Sławomir Klimaszewski, Andrzej Leski, Krzysztof Dragan, Marcin Kurdelski, Mirosław Wrona
      Pages 263-277
    4. M. Heller, M. Burchill, R. Wescott, W. Waldman, R. Kaye, R. Evans et al.
      Pages 279-299
    5. R. S. Rutledge, D. S. Backman, R. J. Hiscocks
      Pages 301-327

About these proceedings


This book contains the proceedings of the 25th symposium of the International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue that was held from 27-29 May 2009 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It contains 77 selected papers on a broad range of structural fatigue related topics. They all reflect in some way or another the ICAF 2009 symposium’s theme "Bridging the gap between theory and operational practice", with particular emphasis on:

  • Airworthiness considerations
  • Advanced materials and innovative structural concepts
  • Full-scale fatigue testing of aircraft and aircraft structural components
  • Life extension and management of ageing fleets
  • Structural health and structural loads monitoring
  • NDI, inspections and maintenance
  • Fatigue crack growth and life prediction methods
  • Fatigue life enhancement methods and repair solutions
  • Environmental effects
  • Probabilistic modelling and risk analysis

The book is an excellent read for anyone with an interest in aeronautical fatigue and aircraft structural integrity, from both a scientific and a practical point of view.


Advanced materials Aeronautical fatigue Fatigue Feder ICAF Metall aircraft airworthiness design development environmental effects probabilistic modelling risk analysis structural integrity

Editors and affiliations

  • M. J. Bos
    • 1
  1. 1.National Aerospace Laboratory NLRAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2746-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2745-0
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2746-7
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