Reliability Based Aircraft Maintenance Optimization And Applications by He Ren

Reliability Based Aircraft Maintenance Optimization And Applications

byHe Ren, Xi Chen

Paperback | March 24, 2017

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Reliability Based Aircraft Maintenance Optimization and Applicationspresents 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.



  • 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

About The 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 year...

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Title:Reliability Based Aircraft Maintenance Optimization And ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 24, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:012812668X

ISBN - 13:9780128126684

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Basic Concepts 3. Aircraft Reliability and Maintainability Analysis and Design 4. RCM and Integrated Logistic Support 5. Intelligent Structural Rating System Based on Back-Propagation Network 6. Fault Tree Analysis for Composite Structural Damage 7. Inspection Interval Optimization for Aircraft Composite Structures Considering Dent Damage 8. Repair Tolerance for Composite Structures Using Probabilistic Methodologies 9. Structural Health Monitoring and Influence on Current Maintenance 10. Maintenance Control and Management Optimization 11. The Methodologies of Reliability and Maintainability in the A380 Program