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Reliability Centered Maintenance Analysis Using Analytic Hierarchy Process for Electro-mechanical Actuators

Abstract

There is an increasing trend for the usage of electrically powered equipment in the aviation industry. In this paper, a Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analysis application is performed for Electro-Mechanical Actuators (EMA). We consider a new model for criticality classification for individual failure modes for the Reliability Centered Maintenance analysis stages using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method. AHP method is used as a new tool for motor, electrical/electronic, and mechanical/structural failures in EMAs. A predictive maintenance planning model is also offered for Class A and B parts designated for electro-mechanical actuators.

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Abbreviations

RCM:

Reliability centered maintenance

EMA:

Electro-mechanical actuators

AHP:

Analytic hierarchy process

MEA:

More electric aircraft

EHA:

Electro-hydrostatic actuator

PBW:

Power-by-wire

SMI:

Significant maintenance items

PM:

Preventive maintenance

EC:

Equipment criticality

P:

Product

S:

Safety

A:

Availability of standby

V:

Cost

RTF:

Real-time monitoring and non-operational failure

CR:

Consistency ratio

RI:

Random index

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Doğan, D.C., İç, Y.T. Reliability Centered Maintenance Analysis Using Analytic Hierarchy Process for Electro-mechanical Actuators. Aerotec. Missili Spaz. 100, 321–335 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42496-021-00089-z

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Keywords

  • Reliability
  • Maintainability
  • Availability
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance
  • Critical failure modes
  • Analytical hierarchy process
  • Electro-mechanical actuators