Weld Strength Verification and Proposed Weld Testing and Inspection Criteria for the MK83 and MK84 Conical Bomb Fins

Report No. ARL-TR-2862
Authors: Marc S. Pepi and Victor K. Champagne
Date/Pages: October 2002; 76 pages
Abstract: The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) performed weld strength verification testing on manufactured specimens to characterize four different types of welds found on both the MK83 and MK84 conical bomb fins. Based on the results obtained by testing as well as existing requirements, ARL established test and inspection criteria that may be employed at the discretion of the Naval Air Warfare Center for future First Article Inspections and/or during production as a tool for evaluating the equality and integrity of the weldments.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: October 1, 2002