Reliability Based Aircraft Maintenance Optimization and Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128126684, 9780128126691

Reliability Based Aircraft Maintenance Optimization and Applications

1st Edition

Authors: He Ren Xi Chen Yong Chen
eBook ISBN: 9780128126691
Paperback ISBN: 9780128126684
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th March 2017
Page Count: 260
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Abstract
  • 1.1. Challenges of modern developing commercial aircraft
  • 1.2. Evolution of aircraft maintenance process
  • 1.3. Aircraft composite structures
  • 1.4. Reliability-centered maintenance
  • 1.5. MSG-3 structural analysis
  • 1.6. A380 maintenance programs
  • 1.7. Summary

Chapter 2: Basic Concepts

  • Abstract
  • 2.1. Accident
  • 2.2. Near misses
  • 2.3. Risk
  • 2.4. Safety
  • 2.5. Reliability
  • 2.6. Risk management
  • 2.7. Incident
  • 2.8. Airworthiness
  • 2.9. Quality
  • 2.10. Airworthiness
  • 2.11. Availability
  • 2.12. Aircraft maintenance
  • 2.13. Sources and types of failure in aircraft
  • 2.14. Maintenance system and tasks
  • 2.15. Component servicing
  • 2.16. Overhaul
  • 2.17. Bay servicing
  • 2.18. Replacement/throwaway
  • 2.19. Functional testing
  • 2.20. Calibration
  • 2.21. Nondestructive evaluation
  • 2.22. Avionics maintenance
  • 2.23. Software maintenance
  • 2.24. Interdependence of operations and maintenance

Chapter 3: Aircraft Reliability and Maintainability Analysis and Design

  • Abstract
  • 3.1. Reliability fundamental mathematics
  • 3.2. Some common failure distributions
  • 3.3. Binary system reliability models
  • 3.4. Mechanical reliability—stress–strength interference model
  • 3.5. Fuzzy reliability theory
  • 3.6. Hardware reliability
  • 3.7. Maintainability analysis and design
  • 3.8. Specification of maintainability [29]
  • 3.9. Assessment and prediction of maintainability
  • 3.10. Maintainability design: The affected factors
  • 3.11. Maintainability design: Criteria
  • 3.12. Maintainability design: Allocation
  • 3.13. Maintainability design—limiting clearance [31]
  • 3.14. Maintainability design—accessibility
  • 3.15. Maintainability design—packaging
  • 3.16. Maintainability design—standardization and interchange ability
  • 3.17. Maintainability design—installation-components arrangement
  • 3.18. Maintainability design—general criteria
  • 3.19. Maintainability demonstration and testing [32]
  • 3.20. Maintainability and reliability program activities during the phases of a project [33]
  • 3.21. Maintainability management

Chapter 4: RCM and Integrated Logistic Support

  • Abstract
  • 4.1. Introduction
  • 4.2. Maintenance analysis procedures
  • 4.3. Statistical reliability assessment
  • 4.4. Logistic support analysis
  • 4.5. Fault tree analysis
  • 4.6. Level of repair analysis
  • 4.7. Logistic support analysis record
  • 4.8. LSA models
  • 4.9. Elements of ILS
  • 4.10. Support equipment
  • 4.11. Facilities
  • 4.12. Data

Chapter 5: Intelligent Structural Rating System Based on Back-Propagation Network

  • Abstract
  • 5.1. Introduction
  • 5.2. Artificial neural network
  • 5.3. Design BPN for AD
  • 5.4. Discussion
  • 5.5. Conclusions

Chapter 6: Fault Tree Analysis for Composite Structural Damage

  • Abstract
  • 6.1. Introduction
  • 6.2. Basic principles of fault tree analysis
  • 6.3. FTA for composite damage
  • 6.4. Qualitative analysis
  • 6.5. Quantitative analysis
  • 6.6. Discussion
  • 6.7. Potential solutions
  • 6.8. Conclusions

Chapter 7: Inspection Interval Optimization for Aircraft Composite Structures Considering Dent Damage

  • Abstract
  • 7.1. Introduction
  • 7.2. Damage tolerance philosophy of composite structures
  • 7.3. Damage characterization
  • 7.4. Probabilistic method
  • 7.5. Case study
  • 7.6. Simulation results and discussion
  • 7.7. Conclusions

Chapter 8: Repair Tolerance for Composite Structures Using Probabilistic Methodologies

  • Abstract
  • 8.1. Introduction
  • 8.2. Repair tolerance
  • 8.3. Probabilistic method
  • 8.4. Case study
  • 8.5. Results and discussion
  • 8.6. Conclusions

Chapter 9: Structural Health Monitoring and Influence on Current Maintenance

  • Abstract
  • 9.1. Structural health monitoring technology
  • 9.2. SHM applications in aircraft
  • 9.3. Influence of SHM on current maintenance
  • 9.4. Integration of SHM with MSG-3 analysis
  • 9.5. Conclusions

Chapter 10: Maintenance Control and Management Optimization

  • Abstract
  • 10.1. Introduction
  • 10.2. Qualifications of aircraft maintenance personnel
  • 10.3. Specific aircraft type training
  • 10.4. Occupational health and safety
  • 10.5. Organization for maintenance control
  • 10.6. System of control
  • 10.7. Aircraft tail number maintenance planning
  • 10.8. Certification of work done
  • 10.9. Maintenance forms
  • 10.10. Services
  • 10.11. Maintenance schedules
  • 10.12. Maintenance planning
  • 10.13. Reference data definitions
  • 10.14. Example of airline maintenance system development

Chapter 11: The Methodologies of Reliability and Maintainability in the A380 Program

  • Abstract
  • 11.1. Introduction
  • 11.2. Reliability modeling approach
  • 11.3. Reliability enhancement process
  • 11.4. Validation and verification process
  • 11.5. Advanced maintainability optimization
  • 11.6. Conclusions

Description

Reliability Based Aircraft Maintenance Optimization and Applications presents flexible and cost-effective maintenance schedules for aircraft structures, particular in composite airframes. By applying an intelligent rating system, and the back-propagation network (BPN) method and FTA technique, a new approach was created to assist users in determining inspection intervals for new aircraft structures, especially in composite structures.

This book also discusses the influence of Structure Health Monitoring (SHM) on scheduled maintenance. An integrated logic diagram establishes how to incorporate SHM into the current MSG-3 structural analysis that is based on four maintenance scenarios with gradual increasing maturity levels of SHM. The inspection intervals and the repair thresholds are adjusted according to different combinations of SHM tasks and scheduled maintenance.

This book provides a practical means for aircraft manufacturers and operators to consider the feasibility of SHM by examining labor work reduction, structural reliability variation, and maintenance cost savings.

Key Features

  • Presents the first resource available on airframe maintenance optimization
  • Includes the most advanced methods and technologies of maintenance engineering analysis, including first application of composite structure maintenance engineering analysis integrated with SHM
  • Provides the latest research results of composite structure maintenance and health monitoring systems

Readership

Graduate students in aerospace engineering, researchers and designers in aircraft reliability and maintainability engineering; aerospace engineers in composite airframe maintenance and maintenance engineering analysis


Details

No. of pages:
260
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2017
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780128126691
Paperback ISBN:
9780128126684

About the Authors

He Ren Author

Dr. Ren currently is the principle professor and acting chief engineer at Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Centre of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COAMC). He has had about 30 years aeronautical engineering working experience, during which he serviced as senior academic for RMIT University (Australia) for more than 12 years, a leading researcher in aerospace industries such as Defense Science and Technology Organization for 18 years, He was in senior manager position of Reliability and Airworthiness Department of Aircraft Design and Research Institute of China, and Aircraft R&D Centre (LA, USA). He is leading the Science and Technology innovation in customer service of COMAC. His major research areas focused on Aircraft Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance etc. Also, he is the advising member of SAE, and contributed to a number of international standards, such as ARP4754 and ARP4761 etc. He was honorably awarded a number of guest professor titles in many universities, such RMIT, NWPU, NUAA, Shanghai Jiaotong University etc. He has completed the supervision of more than 15 PhD student theses, and was invited as keynote speaker in many international conferences, such MRO, CE, AIAA. He is the fellowship of Royal Aeronautical Society and Engineer institute of Australia

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Engineer, Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Centre of COAMC, Shanghai, China

Xi Chen Author

Dr. Xi Chen, a graduate PhD student from RMIT University, Australia, and postdoctoral fellowship in Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Centre of COAMC.

Affiliations and Expertise

Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Centre of COAMC, Shanghai, China

Yong Chen Author

Professor, the chief designer of ARJ21 aircraft, and the fellow member of Science and Technology committee of COMAC

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief designer of ARJ21 aircraft, and the fellow member of Science and Technology committee of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC), Shanghai, China