STRUCTURAL AREA INSPECTION FREQUENCY EVALUATION (SAIFE) VOLUME I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

To assist in the evaluation of proposed structural inspection programs for commercial jet transport aircraft, a logic was developed to simulate structural defects, failures, and inspections. This logic was incorporated in a computer program entitled Structural Area Inspection Frequency Evaluation (SAIFE). With the objective of quantifying the evaluation process currently used to establish and modify inspection intervals, SAIFE accounts for the following factors: (1) aircraft design analysis; (2) fatigue testing; (3) production, service, and corrosion defects; (4) probability of crack or corrosion detection; and (5) aircraft modification economics. Volume I presents the SAIFE logic and documents the methodology for the decision-making processes in the simulation logic.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, AD-A059 689.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Technology, Incorporated

    3480 New German Itebain Road
    Dayton, OH  United States  45431
  • Authors:
    • Dinkeloo, C J
    • Moran, M S
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-78-29-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA74WA-3493
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM