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Failure Data Analysis for Aircraft Maintenance Planning

Tozan, Mueyyet and Al-Garni, Ahmed Z. and Al-Garni, Abdullah M. and Jamal, Ahmad (2004) Failure Data Analysis for Aircraft Maintenance Planning. In: 3. Aircraft Engineering Symposium, December 2004, Jeddah.

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Abstract

This paper presents an application of Weibull method for forecasting the failure rate of Boeing 737 Auxiliary power unit (APU) oil pumps. The Weibull method is extremely useful for maintenance planning. Using Weibull failure forecasting, a maintenance planner can make quantitative trades between scheduled and unscheduled maintenance or non-destructive inspection and replacement. The method also helps for determining the age at which an operating part in an aircraft system should be replaced with a new part. In this study, the failure rate of APU oil pump of Boeing 737 aircraft is modeled by using the Weibull technique. The results were in close agreement with the real data indicating the validity of the Weibull model in predicting failure rate of failure for APU oil pumps. In addition, the optimum replacement age of the pumps is also calculated for various cost ratios.



Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Date:December 2004
Date Type:Publication
Subjects:Aerospace
Divisions:College Of Engineering Sciences > Aerospace Engineering Dept
Creators:Tozan, Mueyyet and Al-Garni, Ahmed Z. and Al-Garni, Abdullah M. and Jamal, Ahmad
Email:tozan@kfupm.edu.sa, algarni@kfupm.edu.sa, amg@kfupm.edu.sa, ahmadj@kfupm.edu.sa
ID Code:601
Deposited By:TOZAN MUEYYET
Deposited On:22 Mar 2008 15:55
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:06

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