Accession Number : AD1002744

Title :   An Aircraft Lifecycle Approach for the Cost-Benefit Analysis of Prognostics and Condition-Based Maintenance-Based on Discrete-Event Simulation

Descriptive Note : Conference Paper

Corporate Author : DLR - German Aerospace Center Hamburg Germany

Personal Author(s) : Holzel,Nico B ; Schilling,Thomas ; Gollnick,Volker

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Report Date : 02 Oct 2014

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The paper will provide a lifecycle cost-benefit analysis of the use of Prognostics and Health Management (PHM)systems and a conditioned-based maintenance (CBM)concept in future aircraft. The proposed methodology is based on a discrete-event simulation for aircraft operation and maintenance and uses an optimization algorithm for the planning and scheduling of CBM tasks. In the study, a 150-seat short-range aircraft equipped with PHM and subject to a CBM program will be analyzed. The PHM-aircraft will be compared with an Airbus A320-type of aircraft with maintenance expenditures equivalent to a conventional block check maintenance program. The analysis results will support the derivation of technical and economic requirements for prognostic systems and CBM planning concepts.

Descriptors :   aircrafts , aircraft maintenance , logistics , cost benefit analysis , aircraft equipment , preventive maintenance , LIFE CYCLES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE