Reliability Based Aircraft Maintenance Optimization and Applications

Author: He Ren,Xi Chen,Yong Chen

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128126698

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 260

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Reliability Based Aircraft Maintenance Optimization and Applications presents flexible and cost-effective maintenance schedules for aircraft structures, particular in composite airframes. By applying an intelligent rating system, and the back-propagation network (BPN) method and FTA technique, a new approach was created to assist users in determining inspection intervals for new aircraft structures, especially in composite structures. This book also discusses the influence of Structure Health Monitoring (SHM) on scheduled maintenance. An integrated logic diagram establishes how to incorporate SHM into the current MSG-3 structural analysis that is based on four maintenance scenarios with gradual increasing maturity levels of SHM. The inspection intervals and the repair thresholds are adjusted according to different combinations of SHM tasks and scheduled maintenance. This book provides a practical means for aircraft manufacturers and operators to consider the feasibility of SHM by examining labor work reduction, structural reliability variation, and maintenance cost savings. Presents the first resource available on airframe maintenance optimization Includes the most advanced methods and technologies of maintenance engineering analysis, including first application of composite structure maintenance engineering analysis integrated with SHM Provides the latest research results of composite structure maintenance and health monitoring systems
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Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability

Theory and Applications, Second Edition

Author: Andrew K.S. Jardine,Albert H.C. Tsang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 146655486X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 364

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A completely revised and updated edition of a bestseller, Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability: Theory and Applications, Second Edition supplies the tools needed for making data-driven physical asset management decisions. The well-received first edition quickly became a mainstay for professors, students, and professionals, with its clear presentation of concepts immediately applicable to real-life situations. However, research is ongoing and relentless—in only a few short years, much has changed. See What’s New in the Second Edition: New Topics The role of maintenance in sustainability issues PAS 55, a framework for optimizing management assets Data management issues, including cases where data are unavailable or sparse How candidates for component replacement can be prioritized using the Jack-knife diagram New Appendices Maximum Likelihood Estimated (MLE) Markov chains and knowledge elicitation procedures based on a Bayesian approach to parameter estimation E-learning materials now supplement two previous appendices (Statistics Primer and Weibull Analysis) Updated the appendix List of Applications of Maintenance Decision Optimization Models Firmly based on the results of real-world research in physical asset management, the book focuses on data-driven tools for asset management decisions. It provides a solid theoretical foundation for various tools (mathematical models) that, in turn, can be used to optimize a variety of key maintenance/replacement/reliability decisions. It presents cases that illustrate the application of these tools in a variety of settings, such as food processing, petrochemical, steel and pharmaceutical industries, as well as the military, mining, and transportation (land and air) sectors. Based on the authors’ experience, the second edition maintains the format that made the previous edition so popular. It covers theories and methodologies grounded in the real world. Simply stated, no other book available addresses the range of methodologies associated with, or focusing on, tools to ensure that asset management decisions are optimized over the product’s life cycle. And then presents them in an easily digestable and immediately applicable way.
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Aerospace Manufacturing Processes

Author: Pradip K. Saha

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498756050

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 472

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Manufacturing processes for aircraft components include broad activities consisting of multiple materials processing technologies. This book focuses on presenting manufacturing process technologies exclusively for fabricating major aircraft components. Topics covered in a total of twenty chapters are presented with a balanced perspective on the relevant fundamentals and various examples and case studies. An individual chapter is aimed at discussing the scope and direction of research and development in producing high strength lighter aircraft materials, and cost effective manufacturing processes are also included.
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Safety and Reliability: Methodology and Applications

Author: Tomasz Nowakowski,Marek Młyńczak,Anna Jodejko-Pietruczuk,Sylwia Werbińska-Wojciechowska

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315736977

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

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Within the last fifty years the performance requirements for technical objects and systems were supplemented with: customer expectations (quality), abilities to prevent the loss of the object properties in operation time (reliability and maintainability), protection against the effects of undesirable events (safety and security) and the ability to restore performance (resilience). The need to adapt the operation of complex systems in such an uncertain and volatile environment has caused the necessity to formulate new and well established achievements associated with modeling, testing and evaluation of these properties. The concept of a complex system applies not only to the technical ones but also the infrastructure of major importance for social life such as transportation and logistics systems, buildings, power systems, water distribution systems or health services. Safety and Reliability: Methodology and Applications contains the proceedings of the 24th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2014, Wroclaw, Poland, 14-18 September 2014), and discusses theories and methods and their applications in the areas of risk, safety and reliability. The abstracts book (408 pages) + full paper CD-ROM (2496 pages) will be of interest to researchers and practitioners, academics and engineers working in academic, industrial and governmental sectors.
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Engineering Asset Management

Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM) 2009

Author: Dimitris Kiritsis,Christos Emmanouilidis,Andy Koronios,Joseph Mathew

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780857293206

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 800

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Engineering Asset Management discusses state-of-the-art trends and developments in the emerging field of engineering asset management as presented at the Fourth World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM). It is an excellent reference for practitioners, researchers and students in the multidisciplinary field of asset management, covering such topics as asset condition monitoring and intelligent maintenance; asset data warehousing, data mining and fusion; asset performance and level-of-service models; design and life-cycle integrity of physical assets; deterioration and preservation models for assets; education and training in asset management; engineering standards in asset management; fault diagnosis and prognostics; financial analysis methods for physical assets; human dimensions in integrated asset management; information quality management; information systems and knowledge management; intelligent sensors and devices; maintenance strategies in asset management; optimisation decisions in asset management; risk management in asset management; strategic asset management; and sustainability in asset management.
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Reliability, Maintenance and Logistic Support

- A Life Cycle Approach

Author: U Dinesh Kumar,John Crocker,J. Knezevic,M El-Haram

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461546559

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 490

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Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability play a crucial role in achieving a competitive product. While manufacturing costs are important for the success of a product, they are not the sole domains in realizing its competitive edge. Improved manufacturing and operating quality and performance coupled with reduced acquisition cost and in-service cost of ownership are important in achieving business success. It is the early phase of design which offers the greatest opportunity to address these requirements, and thus create life cycle effectiveness. The main objective of Reliability, Maintenance and Logistic Support - A Life Cycle Approach is to provide an integrated approach to reliability, maintainability, maintenance and logistic support analysis. We not only look at the ways we can improve the design process to ensure the product offers value for money, but we also consider how the owners can get the most from these products once they have entered service. The approach provides a meaningful way of integrating reliability, maintenance and supportability to enhance the product performance and sales opportunities. Hence, the book covers the following objectives: (1) Introduce the concepts of reliability, maintainability and supportability and their role in the system life cycle and effectiveness. (2) Introduce the basic probability and statistical techniques that are essential for modelling reliability, maintainability and supportability problems. (3) Introduce reliability measures: how to predict them; how to determine from in-service real-world data; how to use them. (4) Analysis of advanced models in Reliability. (5) Discuss basic and advanced concepts in both maintainability and maintenance including preventive, corrective and condition based maintenance. (6) Discuss maintenance management and optimization concepts, such as reliability-centered maintenance and age-related maintenance. (7) Provide basic concepts in supportability and Integrated logistic support. (8) Discuss techniques for design for reliability, maintainability and supportability. (9) Analysis of simple and advanced models in spares forecasting and optimization. (10) Discuss data analysis, data management and data mining techniques.
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Flight Dynamics Principles

A Linear Systems Approach to Aircraft Stability and Control

Author: Michael V. Cook

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 008098276X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

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The study of flight dynamics requires a thorough understanding of the theory of the stability and control of aircraft, an appreciation of flight control systems and a grounding in the theory of automatic control. Flight Dynamics Principles is a student focused text and provides easy access to all three topics in an integrated modern systems context. Written for those coming to the subject for the first time, the book provides a secure foundation from which to move on to more advanced topics such as, non-linear flight dynamics, flight simulation, handling qualities and advanced flight control. New to this edition: Additional examples to illustrate the application of computational procedures using tools such as MATLAB®, MathCad® and Program CC® Improved compatibility with, and more expansive coverage of the North American notational style Expanded coverage of lateral-directional static stability, manoeuvrability, command augmentation and flight in turbulence An additional coursework study on flight control design for an unmanned air vehicle (UAV)
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Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis

Theory, Methods and Applications (4 Volumes + CD-ROM)

Author: Sebastián Martorell,Carlos Guedes Soares,Julie Barnett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482266482

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3510

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Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis. Theory, Methods and Applications contains the papers presented at the joint ESREL (European Safety and Reliability) and SRA-Europe (Society for Risk Analysis Europe) Conference (Valencia, Spain, 22-25 September 2008). The book covers a wide range of topics, including: Accident and Incident Investigation; Crisis and Emergency Management; Decision Support Systems and Software Tools for Safety and Reliability; Dynamic Reliability; Fault Identification and Diagnostics; Human Factors; Integrated Risk Management and Risk-Informed Decision-making; Legislative dimensions of risk management; Maintenance Modelling and Optimisation; Monte Carlo Methods in System Safety and Reliability; Occupational Safety; Organizational Learning; Reliability and Safety Data; Collection and Analysis; Risk and Evidence Based Policy Making; Risk and Hazard Analysis; Risk Control in Complex Environments; Risk Perception and Communication; Safety Culture; Safety Management Systems; Software Reliability; Stakeholder and public involvement in risk governance; Structural Reliability and Design Codes; System Reliability Analysis; Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis. Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis. Theory, Methods and Applications will be of interest for academics and professionals working in a wide range of industrial and governmental sectors, including Aeronautics and Aerospace, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications, Insurance and Finance, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Policy Making and Public Planning.
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Effective Maintenance Management

Risk and Reliability Strategies for Optimizing Performance

Author: V. Narayan

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831131784

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 246

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... this book has the depth and content to really help maintenance organizations change and improve reliability. This is a book with true content, without having to own numerous other books to provide information one might need. Great book...Ricky Smith, Executive Director, Maintenance Solutions. Providing a clear explanation of the value and benefits of maintenance, this unique guide is written in a language and style that practicing engineers and managers can understand and apply easily. Effective Maintenance Management examines the role of maintenance in minimizing the risk of safety or environmental incidents, adverse publicity, and loss of profitability. In addition to discussing risk reduction tools, it explains their applicability to specific situations, thereby enabling you to select the tool that best fits your requirements. Intended to bridge the gap between designers/maintainers and reliability engineers, this guide is sure to help businesses utilize their assets more effectively, safely, and profitably. Addresses the philosophical question of why we need to do maintenance and what is the value added by doing it. Shows readers how to determine what tasks are required and when they need to be done to achieve optimum performance. Provides a risk reduction model which links maintenance to these risks. Enables readers to make the link between maintenance on one hand and safety, profitability, and asset life on the other. Examines risks faced during the life cycle of a process plant. Discusses how to manage risks faced during a high cost, high downtime maintenance activity, namely plant shutdowns. Provides an in-depth look at qualitative and quantitative risks. Includes a table of fixed format codes that can be used directly or adapted for use in most maintenance management systems. Keeps mathematics to a minimum. Includes chapter previews and summaries, a list of acronyms, and a glossary of terms.
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Complex System Maintenance Handbook

Author: Khairy Ahmed Helmy Kobbacy,D. N. Prabhakar Murthy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848000111

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 660

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This utterly comprehensive work is thought to be the first to integrate the literature on the physics of the failure of complex systems such as hospitals, banks and transport networks. It has chapters on particular aspects of maintenance written by internationally-renowned researchers and practitioners. This book will interest maintenance engineers and managers in industry as well as researchers and graduate students in maintenance, industrial engineering and applied mathematics.
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Reliability Engineering and Service

Author: Tongdan Jin

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781119167013

Category:

Page: 500

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This book aims to provide fundamental knowledge and best industry practices in reliability modelling, maintenance optimization and service parts management. In particular, an integrated product-service system (IPSS) synthesizing design for reliability, performance-based maintenance, and after-sales spares support is elaborated across the entire book. Reliability and Service Engineering makes an early attempt to develop an integrated framework where reliability, maintenance and service parts logistics are jointly coordinated. The book aims to report recent new advances in reliability/maintenance and spare parts logistics, and further explore the interface between two knowledge domains.
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Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)

Implementation Made Simple

Author: Neil Bloom

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071589185

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 291

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A properly implemented and managed RCM program can save millions in unscheduled maintenance and breakdowns. However, many have found the process daunting. Written by an expert with over 30 years of experience, this book introduces innovative approaches to simplify the RCM process such as: single vs. multiple failure analysis, hidden failures analysis, potentially critical components analysis, run-to-failure and the difference between redundant, standby, and backup functions. Included are real life examples of flawed preventive maintenance programs and how they led to disasters that could have easily been avoided. Also illustrated in detail, with real-life examples, is the step-by-step process for developing, implementing, and maintaining a premier classical RCM program. Senior management, middle management, supervisors, and craftsmen/technicians responsible for plant safety and reliability will find this book to be invaluable as a means for establishing a first class preventive maintenance program.
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Maintenance Theory of Reliability

Author: Toshio Nakagawa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846282217

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 270

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Many serious accidents have happened in the world where systems have been large-scale and complex, and have caused heavy damage and a social sense of instability. Furthermore, advanced nations have almost ?nished public inf- structureandrushedintoamaintenanceperiod.Maintenancewillbemore- portant than production, manufacture, and construction, that is, more ma- tenance for environmental considerations and for the protection of natural resources. From now on, the importance of maintenance will increase more and more. In the past four decades, valuable contributions to maintenance policies in reliability theory have been made. This book is intended to s- marize the research results studied mainly by the author in the past three decades. The book deals primarily with standard to advanced problems of main- nance policies for system reliability models. System reliability can be mainly improved by repair and preventive maintenance, and replacement, and rel- bility properties can be investigated by using stochastic process techniques. The optimum maintenance policies for systems that minimize or maximize appropriate objective functions under suitable conditions are discussed both analytically and practically. The book is composed of nine chapters. Chapter 1 is devoted to an int- duction to reliability theory, and brie?y reviews stochastic processes needed for reliability and maintenance theory. Chapter 2 summarizes the results of repair maintenance, which is the most basic maintenance in reliability. The repair maintenance of systems such as the one-unit system and multiple-unit redundant systems is treated. Chapters 3 through 5 summarize the results of three typical maintenance policies of age, periodic, and block replacements.
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Theory of Aerospace Propulsion

Author: Pasquale M Sforza

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128096012

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 848

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Theory of Aerospace Propulsion, Second Edition, teaches engineering students how to utilize the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to analyze aircraft engines, understand the common gas turbine aircraft propulsion systems, be able to determine the applicability of each, perform system studies of aircraft engine systems for specified flight conditions and preliminary aerothermal design of turbomachinery components, and conceive, analyze, and optimize competing preliminary designs for conventional and unconventional missions. This updated edition has been fully revised, with new content, new examples and problems, and improved illustrations to better facilitate learning of key concepts. Includes broader coverage than that found in most other books, including coverage of propellers, nuclear rockets, and space propulsion to allows analysis and design of more types of propulsion systems Provides in-depth, quantitative treatments of the components of jet propulsion engines, including the tools for evaluation and component matching for optimal system performance Contains additional worked examples and progressively challenging end-of- chapter exercises that provide practice for analysis, preliminary design, and systems integration
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Airworthiness

An Introduction to Aircraft Certification

Author: Filippo De Florio

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080968032

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

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Airworthiness: An Introduction to Aircraft Certification, Second Edition, offers a practical guide to the regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The discussions include the concepts of flight safety and airworthiness; the ICAO and civil aviation authorities; airworthiness requirements; type certifications and the type-certification process; production of products, parts, and appliances; certifications of airworthiness; and rules for “spaceworthiness. The book will be a valuable resource for certification engineers engaged in professional training and practical work in regulatory agencies and aircraft engineering companies. The only airworthiness guide available—a unique single reference covering the requirements of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), FAA (the US Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Demystifies the relevant European and US regulations and helps anyone involved in the manufacture, flying and maintenance of aircraft to understand this complex yet essential topic
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System Reliability Theory

Models and Statistical Methods

Author: Arnljot H?yland,Marvin Rausand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470317744

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 536

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A comprehensive introduction to reliability analysis. The first section provides a thorough but elementary prologue to reliability theory. The latter half comprises more advanced analytical tools including Markov processes, renewal theory, life data analysis, accelerated life testing and Bayesian reliability analysis. Features numerous worked examples. Each chapter concludes with a selection of problems plus additional material on applications.
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Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation

SEMC 2001 (2 Volume Set)

Author: A. Zingoni

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080541921

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1704

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Following on from the International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, held in Cape Town in April 2001, this book contains the Proceedings, in two volumes. There are over 170 papers written by Authors from around 40 countries worldwide. The contributions include 6 Keynote Papers and 12 Special Invited Papers. In line with the aims of the SEMC 2001 International Conference, and as may be seen from the List of Contents, the papers cover a wide range of topics under a variety of themes. There is a healthy balance between papers of a theoretical nature, concerned with various aspects of structural mechanics and computational issues, and those of a more practical nature, addressing issues of design, safety and construction. As the contributions in these Proceedings show, new and more efficient methods of structural analysis and numerical computation are being explored all the time, while exciting structural materials such as glass have recently come onto the scene. Research interest in the repair and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure continues to grow, particularly in Europe and North America, while the challenges to protect human life and property against the effects of fire, earthquakes and other hazards are being addressed through the development of more appropriate design methods for buildings, bridges and other engineering structures.
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Aeronautical engineering

Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch,United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Office,NASA Scientific and Technical Information Facility

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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A selection of annotated references to unclassified reports and journal articles that were introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system and announced in Sscientific and technical aerospace reports (STAR) and International aerospace abstracts (IAA)
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System Health Management

with Aerospace Applications

Author: Stephen B Johnson,Thomas Gormley,Seth Kessler,Charles Mott,Ann Patterson-Hine,Karl Reichard,Philip Scandura, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119998735

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 664

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System Health Management: with Aerospace Applications provides the first complete reference text for System Health Management (SHM), the set of technologies and processes used to improve system dependability. Edited by a team of engineers and consultants with SHM design, development, and research experience from NASA, industry, and academia, each heading up sections in their own areas of expertise and co-coordinating contributions from leading experts, the book collates together in one text the state-of-the-art in SHM research, technology, and applications. It has been written primarily as a reference text for practitioners, for those in related disciplines, and for graduate students in aerospace or systems engineering. There are many technologies involved in SHM and no single person can be an expert in all aspects of the discipline.System Health Management: with Aerospace Applications provides an introduction to the major technologies, issues, and references in these disparate but related SHM areas. Since SHM has evolved most rapidly in aerospace, the various applications described in this book are taken primarily from the aerospace industry. However, the theories, techniques, and technologies discussed are applicable to many engineering disciplines and application areas. Readers will find sections on the basic theories and concepts of SHM, how it is applied in the system life cycle (architecture, design, verification and validation, etc.), the most important methods used (reliability, quality assurance, diagnostics, prognostics, etc.), and how SHM is applied in operations (commercial aircraft, launch operations, logistics, etc.), to subsystems (electrical power, structures, flight controls, etc.) and to system applications (robotic spacecraft, tactical missiles, rotorcraft, etc.).
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