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Title Electrical fault management orientated design of future electrical propulsion aircraft / Marie-Claire Flynn.
Name Flynn, Marie-Claire. .
Abstract Electrical propulsion aircraft (EPA) have been cited as the future of aviation, enabling greener, quieter, more efficient aircraft. However, due to the stringent requirements surrounding aircraft certification, these novel EPA concepts will need to demonstrate high levels of safety and reliability if electrified flight is ever to become a mainstream mode of passenger transportation. Therefore, robust electrical fault management (FM) is necessary to maintain critical levels of aircraft thrust and to enable high confidence in the reliability and safety of future EPA designs. To date, electrical FM for EPA has been done at a first-pass, minimal level or not at all. For electrical FM to be effective, it must be integrated into the aircraft design from an early stage. This dictates that a novel approach to the design of electrical architectures for EPA is required which addresses the current uncertainty in the availability of suitable FM technologies for future EPA electrical architectures. Therefore, a first-of-kind FM strategy map is presented which identifies projections on the progression of key areas of future EPA-specific FM technology development and acts as a pre-cursor to future FM technology roadmaps. Furthermore, the FM orientated early-stage electrical architecture design methodology presented in this thesis derives feasible, FM-capable electrical architectures for a given EPA concept and captures significant assumptions which impact the down selection process. Since any novel EPA electrical architecture will require some form of testing in hardware, a novel framework for strategic FM demonstrator development is then proposed and the FM test goals for different levels of demonstrator are identified. This strategic development of critical aspects of FM and early integration of FM requires a portfolio of FM demonstrators and test beds for EPA and is
Abstract crucial if unproven, future EPA electrical architectures are to reach high confidence.
Publication date 2020.
Name Norman, Patrick. degree supervisor.
Name Jones, Catherine E. degree supervisor.
Name University of Strathclyde. Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering.
Name University of Strathclyde. Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering. Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre.
Thesis note Thesis Ph. D. University of Strathclyde 2020 T15512
System Number 000006005

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