International Journal of Aerospace Engineering

Condition-Based Maintenance


Publishing date
27 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
09 Mar 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of National Defence, Defence Research and Development Canada, National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1N 9E5

2Optics and Laser Technology Department, Farnborough Aerospace Centre, BAE Systems (Operations) Limited, Warwick House, P.O. Box 87, Farnborough, Hants, London GU14 6YU, UK

3Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA

4Bombardier Aerospace, Station Centre-ville, Montréal, QC, Canada H3C 3G9


Condition-Based Maintenance

Description

The drive to reduce aircraft operation and support (O&S) costs, increase platform availability, and enhance their performance and safety has motivated researchers, technology developers, aircraft manufacturers, and fleet operators to explore effective alternative concepts, methodologies, and technologies to the traditional schedule-based maintenance philosophy.

Condition-based maintenance (CBM) is an approach based on the factual “need” for corrective or consequence avoiding action; therefore, maintenance actions are only performed when the “need” arises. This alternative combines real-time asset data with sophisticated materials and structural models to give it the predictive power to add capacity, reliability, and profitability. In addition to the promise of enhancing the effectiveness of maintenance programs by preventing unplanned downtime, making better use of maintenance resources, and maximizing the operational life of the asset, CBM has shown significant saving potential in the military sector.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts in the development and implementation of advanced maintenance and management concepts. We are particularly interested in articles presenting and demonstrating new modalities for advanced condition-based maintenance. We also seek contributions on actual maintenance benefits and maintenance credits in addition to maintenance studies of CBM implementation including choice of technologies and regulatory and certification challenges to overcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments in CBM technologies, policies, strategies, and so on
  • Advances in CBM system and system implementation
  • Latest technologies and approaches for systems evaluation and measuring outcomes
  • CBM functional component, modeling, sensor technology, data mining, and fusion systems architecture and implementation
  • Lessons learnt, implementation challenges, maintenance benefits, and maintenance credits

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International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
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Acceptance rate33%
Submission to final decision102 days
Acceptance to publication38 days
CiteScore1.800
Impact Factor1.230
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