Structural Area Inspection Frequency Evaluation (SAIFE) Volume 1. Executive Summary
TECHNOLOGY INC DAYTON OH
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To assist in the evaluation of proposed structural inspection programs for commercial jet transport aircraft, a logic was developed to simulate structural defects, failures, and inspections. This logic was incorporated in a computer program entitled Structural Area Inspection Frequency Evaluation SAIFE. With the objective of quantifying the evaluation process currently used to establish and modify inspection intervals, SAIFE accounts for the following factors 1 aircraft design analysis 2 fatigue testing 3 production, service, and corrosion defects 4 probability of crack or corrosion detection and 5 aircraft modification economics. Volume 1 presents the SAIFE logic and documents the methodology for the decision-making processes in the simulation logic.
- Civilian Aircraft
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods