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Maintenance triggers (MTs)

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  • Joe Faust
    Rod Read in another topic thread:======= ... design for minor failures to allow gradual degredation of array performance. This alerts a need for inspection
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 9, 2011
      Rod Read in another topic thread:
      =======
      ... design for minor failures to allow gradual degredation of array performance.
      This alerts a need for inspection maintenance. And also helps avoid 
      catastrophic single point failures.
      =======
      Maintenance triggers?  When, where, how?

    • roderickjosephread
      I figure the FAA are looking for a construction method that takes failure into account.... so In the case of a large kite array. We choose preordained
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 9, 2011
        I figure the FAA are looking for a construction method that takes failure into account.... so
        In the case of a large kite array.
        We choose preordained peripheral kites as weak points.
        When the outer tethers on so many kites have broken, We lower the stack and run each component through maintenance checks dependant on the flying hours they have accumulated.

        Assigning a lower factor of integrity (greater chance of failure)to peripheral components, and
        Higher factor of integrity (less chance of failure) to the design of central stack bus tethers helps improve safe operation, whilst maintaining dynamic operation.

        Make sense?

        It's kinda like the wing-suit jumper I made for a party the other night... photo on facebook. oh my. silly season really took over. But I did get to socialise with a collection of fabric workers, steel fabricators and renewable energy phd students... all potentially very helpful.

        I should get back to drawing.



        --- In AirborneWindEnergy@yahoogroups.com, "Joe Faust" <joefaust333@...> wrote:
        >
        > Rod Read in another topic thread:=======
        > ... design for minor failures to allow gradual degredation of array
        > performance.
        > This alerts a need for inspection maintenance. And also helps avoid
        > catastrophic single point failures.
        > =======
        > Maintenance triggers? When, where, how?
        >
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