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Failure mechanisms of legacy aircraft wiring and interconnects

Moffat, Brian G. and Abraham, Eitan and Desmulliez, Marc P. Y. and Koltsov, Dennis and Richardson, Andrew (2008) Failure mechanisms of legacy aircraft wiring and interconnects. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 15 (3). pp. 808-822. ISSN 1070-9878

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Abstract

This paper presents a comprehensive list of the causes and modes of failure and ageing in legacy aircraft wiring and interconnects. Taxonomies of the electrical, mechanical, chemical and thermal stresses that contribute to the various stages of ageing and/or failure are presented. A Failure Modes Effects and Analysis (FMEA) is conducted to categorize the most serious failures. The order of severity in the FMEA is backed up by maintenance data gathered by the Royal Air Force (RAF) base Brize Norton during routine inspection.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydrolytic scission ; wet arcing ; dry arcing ; series arcing ; standing waves ; insulation degradation ; interconnect degradation ; contact fretting ; failure mode effects and analysis (FMEA) ; DOMAIN REFLECTOMETRY ; STATIC CONTACTS ; LIFETIME ; LOCATION ; WIRES
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 50475
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 25 Oct 2011 13:58
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 05:22
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50475

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