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Reliability Based Aircraft Maintenance Optimization and Applications by Yong Chen, Xi Chen, He Ren

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Chapter 7

Inspection Interval Optimization for Aircraft Composite Structures Considering Dent Damage

Abstract

This chapter presents a probabilistic simulation procedure to describe the structural strength variation in a life cycle in order to optimize the inspection intervals. Also a composite panel made of GFRP from in-service aircraft was selected to demonstrate the effectiveness of the methodology.

Keywords

composite structures
Gaussian distribution
Monte Carlo simulation
probability of detection
probability of failure
Weibull distribution

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