Failure Data Analysis of J79 Engine Transfer Gearbox for Aircraft Maintenance Planning

항공기 정비계획을 위한 J79 엔진 Transfer Gearbox의 고장데이터 분석

  • Received : 2009.07.30
  • Accepted : 2010.04.21
  • Published : 2010.06.01


Forecasting possible failure characteristics is very important in maintenance planning because it helps in predicting any future failures and determining the optimum replacement interval. This paper examines the distribution of the transfer gearbox of a J79 engine by using a probability plotting technique which is one of the most convenient techniques for reliability analysis. Various probability distributions are evaluated for determining the suitable probability distribution of the failure data of the transfer gearbox, and the resulting correlation coefficient indicates that failure data have a lognormal distribution. The expected number of unscheduled maintenance actions and the optimum replacement interval for various values of cost ratios are determined.


Bathtub Curve;Failure Data;Failure Mode;Lognormal Distribution;Maintenance Planning;Median Rank;MTBF;Normal Distribution;Optimal Replacement Interval;Reliability Analysis;Weibull Distribution


Supported by : 공군 항공기술연구소


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