AIR4174A A Guide to Aircraft Power Train Monitoring

Revised

07/19/2017

Features
Issuing Committee
Scope
Content
The purpose of this SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) is to provide management, designers, and operators with information to assist them to decide what type of power train monitoring they desire. This document is to provide assistance in optimizing system complexity, performance and cost effectiveness.
This document covers all power train elements from the point at which aircraft propulsion energy in a turbine or reciprocating engine is converted via a gear train to mechanical energy for propulsion purposes. The document covers aircraft engine driven transmission and gearbox components, their interfaces, drivetrain shafting, drive shaft hanger bearings, and associated rotating accessories, propellers, and rotor systems as shown in Figure 1. For guidance on monitoring additional engine components not addressed, herein (e.g., main shaft bearings and compressor/turbine rotors), refer to ARP1839.
This document addresses rotary and fixed wing applications for rotor, turboprop, turbofan, prop fan, and lift fan drive trains on both commercial and military aircraft.
Information is provided to assist in:
  1. a
    Defining technology maturity and application risk
  2. b
    Cost benefit analysis (Value analysis)
  3. c
    Selection of system components
  4. d
    Selection of technology
  5. e
    Managing interface requirements
  6. f
    Defining information flow requirements
Rationale
Content
The aviation industry uses available and emergent technologies for power train monitoring to affect flight safety, power train and aircraft reliability, availability, maintainability, life cycle cost, and mission effectiveness. This Aerospace Information Report (AIR) provides information and descriptions of common practices based on lessons learned. AIR4174A updates the information contained in the base document.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/AIR4174A
Pages
27
Citation
SAE International Information Report, A Guide to Aircraft Power Train Monitoring, SAE Standard AIR4174A, Revised July 2017, Reaffirmed June 2008, Issued February 2002, https://doi.org/10.4271/AIR4174A.
Additional Details
Publisher
Published
Jul 19, 2017
Product Code
AIR4174A
Content Type
Information Report
Status
Revised
Language
English

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