Section 7.0. Damage Tolerance Testing
The purpose of this section is to describe tests that support
the development of damage tolerant aircraft structures. These tests range from simple element tests
used to collect basic material properties to the full-scale article tests used
to verify the damage tolerant characteristics of the complete structure. For purposes of presentation, the damage
tolerant tests have been subdivided into four categories: materials tests, quality
control tests, analysis verification tests, and structural hardware tests.