Failure Data Analysis for Aircraft Maintenance Planning

(2004) Failure Data Analysis for Aircraft Maintenance Planning. In: 3. Aircraft Engineering Symposium, December 2004, Jeddah.


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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)
Subjects: Aerospace
Department: College of Engineering and Physics > Aerospace Engineering
Depositing User: TOZAN MUEYYET
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2008 12:55
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 13:24