Quality Engineering in Aerospace Technologies : A Review

  • J.S. Soni Defence Research & Development Laboratory, Hyderabad.
  • S.C. Narang Interim Test Range, Balasore .
Keywords: Total quality management, Nondestructive testing, Metrology, Quality assurance


Quality assurance and reliability have assumed paramount importance in aerospace technologies due to stringent requirement of weight-to-strength considerations and the need for highly reliable systems. The techniques of inspection and testing have given way to the use of sophisticated reliability engineering, failure mode effects & criticality analysis, deign of experiments and total quality management concepts. The role of failure analysis to improve the quality on a continuous basis has been realised by all engaged in aerospace technologies. The number of simulation runs help to build up quality in design and development phase and obviate the need for extensive hardware testing. The techniques of metrology and nondestructive testing have been upgraded considerably during the last decade. Most of the manufacturing techniques, now being computer-aided, give consistent production and better quality.

Author Biographies

J.S. Soni, Defence Research & Development Laboratory, Hyderabad.
Dr JS Soni Received his MTech and PhD from JNTU, Hyderabad in 1986 ahd 1994, respectively. He joined DRDO in 1974. At present, he is working as by Director in Defence Research and Development Laboratory, Hyderabad, where he is engaged in the quality assurance in the design and production of missile systems.
S.C. Narang, Interim Test Range, Balasore .
Interim Test Range, Balasore .
How to Cite
Soni, J., & Narang, S. (2013). Quality Engineering in Aerospace Technologies : A Review. Defence Science Journal, 47(1), 5-18. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.47.3972