A 'top-down' fatigue analysis framework is introduced, where the framework allows the fleet manager to make 'what-if' analyses of the performance of alternative flight task mixes or flight programs. The required measurement data is any fatigue life measures obtained from fatigue-monitoring systems. These are used as evidence in Bayesian inference on fatigue damage parameters needed for higher-level analyses. The framework can be used to assess feasibility and/or rank flight and maintenance programs designed during the flight operations planning phase.
|Proceedings of the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium
|Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, RAMS 2006
|23/01/06 → 26/01/06
- fatigue analysis
- aging aircraft
- fleet management