Commercial Fixed-Wing Aircraft
Published Online: 15 SEP 2009
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Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring
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Gordon, G. A. and Boller, C. 2009. Commercial Fixed-Wing Aircraft. Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2009
The development history and future opportunities for structural health monitoring in fixed-wing commercial aircraft are described. Starting from an analysis of critical past avionic events, the role of SHM in improving vehicle safety and operational efficiency is examined. Current ideas, requirements, and approaches are explored from the perspective of major large airframe manufacturers and aircraft subsystem manufacturers.
Keywords: aircraft; loads monitoring; damage tolerance; integrated vehicle health monitoring (IVHM)