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International Journal of Sustainable Aviation


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International Journal of Sustainable Aviation (5 papers in press)


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  • Determining The Mechanical Properties Of Sandwich Composite Materials for Aviation Applications   Order a copy of this article
    by Berke Turkkal, Arda Can Cinkilic, Sule Kapkin 
    Abstract: Flexure testing is one of the earliest means of evaluating stiffness and strength. This test is suggested to use in determination of the facing properties of the resistant materials. This study was carried out to perform bending test of sandwich constructions suitable for ASTM D7249/D7249M standards and to determine facing material properties of sandwich constructions through evaluating the experimental data. Performing and Conducting of the Test: This study was carried out with collaboration of the Istanbul University and Turkish Airlines Technic under privacy in order to determine the facing properties of the sandwich constructions and it includes experimental and numerical methods. The study was carried out based on accepted standards
    Keywords: ISSA; Sandwich Constructions; Aviation; Bending Tests; A-Basis Values; Long Beam Flexure.

  • Environmental Control System Analysis to Investigate The Indoor Air Quality of an Aircraft   Order a copy of this article
    by Cem Tahsin Yucer, Hakan Keskin 
    Abstract: Environmental control system (ECS) in aircraft provide comfortable environment for people and goods. The temperature, pressure and humidity are vital properties of indoor air in aircraft. In this study, the systems used for conditioning the indoor air of the aircraft are considered. The hot and pressurised air that came from the compressor of the engine is transferred to the cabin by changing some of its characteristics. Thus, the indoor air quality is controlled. This study analyses the ECS in aircraft. Some of these systems are cabin air conditioning, pressurization, humidity control and temperature control. When investigating these systems, some important values were obtained for ensuring the comfort and safety in the aircraft. Fresh air renewal period, strength for the skin panel, humidity formed in the cabin and heating demand were found to be 443 s, 84.8 kN/m2, 0.6 g/kg and 106.2 kW, respectively.
    Keywords: Indoor air quality; aircraft environmental control systems; indoor air conditioning.

  • Design of Loosely-Coupled INS/GPS Integration System Applied to Boeing-747 Aircraft Model   Order a copy of this article
    by Chingiz Hajiyev, Burak Kamiloglu 
    Abstract: Inertial Navigation Systems (INSs) require some type of aiding and updating in the long term to remain valid. In many applications for purpose of INSs error compensation its integration by GPS is preferred. In this study the Kalman filter based loosely-coupled integrated INS/GPS is designed and investigated on the Boeing-747 Aircraft Model. The INS errors are modelled, estimated and compared with integrated navigation system errors which are position, velocity and attitude for each axis. The proposed integrated navigation system has high accuracy than stand-alone INS and it provides more reliable navigation information.
    Keywords: Integrated Navigation System; Inertial Navigation Sytem; Kalman Filter; GPS; Loosely-Coupled Integrated INS/GPS.

  • Perspectives for application of the Internet of Things and Big Data analytics on End of life Aircraft Treatment   Order a copy of this article
    by Samira Keivanpour, Daoud Ait-Kadi 
    Abstract: Recycling and advanced management of the aircraft at the End of Life (EoL) is a novel challenge in the aviation industry. The new paradigm of the internet of things (IoT), Industry 4.0 and big data analytics in the logistics and operation management have a considerable impact on the sustainability of EoL aircraft treatment. This paper aims to highlight the role of IoT and big data analytics in the future of EoL aircraft management based on the waste hierarchy approach. Strategy, architecture, and infrastructure of IoT enabled EoL treatment are proposed, and an empirical study based on secondary data is provided to show the application. This study confirms the merits of using IoT and big data analytics to improve EoL aircraft treatment process in sustainability and performance.
    Keywords: End of Life aircraft; Internet of Things; Big Data; Waste hierarchy approach; Data Warehouses; OLAP; RFID; Aviation Industry; Sustainability; Dismantling.

  • Sustainable Flight Test Project Tools   Order a copy of this article
    by Darli Vieira, Paulo Quattrocchi 
    Abstract: On of the most important aspect of the development of a new aviation product is the testing and verification phase. This paper identifies procedures to optimize certification flight test campaigns as one troublesome and unpredictable aspect of aircraft development. Considering a large market historical sample from key aircraft manufacturers for the certification of their products, we conclude that a sustainable approach with flight hour reduction, selected engineering tools and management tools will result in a considerable reduction in fossil fuel expenses and overall product certification time and cost.
    Keywords: Management Tools; Flight Tests; Engineering Tools; Cost Reduction; Sustainability.