Brake reliability analysis for Fokker F-27 aeroplane

Al-Garni A. Z., Sahin A. Z.

Proceedings of the 1997 38th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. Part 4 (of 4), Kissimmee, FL, USA, 7 - 10 April 1997, vol.2, pp.956-958 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • City: Kissimmee, FL, USA
  • Page Numbers: pp.956-958
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The wear/failure data of brake assemblies of a commercial type airplane (Fokker F-27) is statistically analyzed, and interpreted in a reliability framework. A three parameter Weibull model is used for reliability characterization of the brake assemblies. A spreadsheet format of analysis is proposed to analyze the data. This reliability model can be effectively integrated into an aviation facility computerized material requirement planning system to forecast the number of brake assemblies needed for a given planning horizon.