A Probabilistic Approach to Life Management for Auxiliary Power Units

@inproceedings{Eastman1997APA,
  title={A Probabilistic Approach to Life Management for Auxiliary Power Units},
  author={D. Eastman and R. Elgin and Beilene Hao},
  year={1997}
}
  • D. Eastman, R. Elgin, Beilene Hao
  • Published 1997
  • Engineering
  • Component fatigue life is a major concern in the design of gas turbine Auxiliary Power Units as it directly influences the reliability and life cycle cost of the end product. Accordingly, there is heavy emphasis placed upon designing components which safely maximize their fatigue life. Typical industry practice for managing fatigue has relied on what is commonly referred to as the “safe life approach” in which retirement lives are analytically determined for components and hardware is removed… CONTINUE READING