Maintenance Scheduling in Risk Assessment Procedures
The probabilistic analysis of evolutive states of damage, as those induced by fatigue loads, has been the subject of a wide spectrum of researches in the most recent years, in order to widen the range of applications and to deal with large structures, especially in the aeronautical field, where the high safety requirements need the evaluation of very small probabilities of failure. However, the problem of maintenance policies and scheduling, together with the probabilistic behaviour of NDT, are difficult to introduce in risk assessment procedures, and are usually referred as if coming from the particular experience of the different authors, even if they constitute an essential part of damage tolerance techniques. In the present work the authors summarize the capabilities of an house-made code which is able to perform the risk assessment of aeronautical components of sheet type and the experiences obtained when introducing maintenance models, in order to begin to compare different scheduling techniques.
M.H. Aliabadi, Qingfen Li, Li Li and F.-G. Buchholz
A. Soprano and F. Caputo, "Maintenance Scheduling in Risk Assessment Procedures", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 324-325, pp. 559-562, 2006