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Aircraft Maintenance & Repair, Eighth Edition
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Table of Contents

1. Hazardous Materials and Safety Practices
Hazardous Materials
OSHA's Hazardous Communications Standards
Disposal and Accidental Releases of Hazardous Materials
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
2. Aircraft Structures
Aircraft Structural Design
Principal Aircraft Structures
Aircraft Station Numbers
Zoning
Nomenclature and Definitions
Fuselages
Cockpits, Cabins, and Compartments
Wings
Winglets
Tail and Control Surfaces
Landing Gear
Powerplant Structures
Rotorcraft Structures
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
3. Fabrication and Repair of Wood Structures
Aircraft Woods
Adhesives and Bonding Procedures
Construction and Repair of Wood Structures
Care of Aircraft with Wood Structures
Inspection of Airplanes Having Wood Structures
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
4. Fabric Coverings
Fabric Types and Terminology
Dopes and Finishing Materials
Facilities and Equipment for Aircraft Covering
Selection of Fabric Covering Material
Application of Fabric Covers for Aircraft
Fabric Inspection
Repair of Fabric Coverings
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
5. Aircraft Painting and Markings
Aircraft Finishing Materials
Spray-Paint Equipment
Finishing Metal Aircraft and Parts
Registration Marks for Aircraft
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
6. Welding Equipment and Techniques
Fundamentals of Welding
Oxyacetylene Welding
Gas Welding Techniques
Electric-Arc Welding
Inert-Gas Welding
Conclusion
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
7. Welded Aircraft Structures and Repair
Construction of Steel-Tube Assemblies by Welding
Inspection of Steel-Tube Structures
Aircraft Tubing Repair
Special Welding Repairs
Soldering and Brazing
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
8. Sheet-Metal Construction
Design Philosophies
Factors Affecting Sheet-Metal Part and Joint Design
Fundamental Calculations for Structures
Bending Metals
Preparation for Layout Work
Hand Tools for Sheet-Metal Work
Floor and Bench Machinery for Sheet-Metal Work
Fabrication of Sheet-Metal Parts
Riveting
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
9. Sheet-Metal Inspection and Repair
Sheet-Metal Inspection
Sheet-Metal Repair
Repair Practices
Rivet-Repair Design
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
10. Plastics
Fundamentals of Plastic Materials
Working with Plastic Materials
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair of Plastic Materials
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
11. Advanced Composite Materials
Laminated Structures
Major Components of a Laminate
Strength Characteristics
Description of Sandwich Structures
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
12. Assembly and Rigging
Aircraft Assembly
Aircraft Rigging
Fixed-Surface Alignment
Aircraft Flight Controls
Secondary Flight-Control Surfaces
Control-System Components
Control Surface Rigging
Balancing Control Surfaces
Inspection and Maintenance
Helicopter Flight Controls
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
13. Aircraft Fluid Power Systems
Principles of Hydraulics
Hydraulic Fluids
Hydraulic Reservoirs
Hydraulic Filters
Hydraulic Pumps
Pressure-Control Devices
Pressure-Reducing Valves
Accumulators
Selector Valves
Automatic-Operating Control Valves
Hydraulic Actuators
Hydraulic Plumbing Components
Hydraulic Systems for Aircraft
Hydraulic System for the Boeing 777 Airliner
Hydraulic System for the Airbus 380
The Hydraulic System Monitoring Unit
Hydraulic System for the Bell 214ST Helicopter
Pneumatic Systems for Aircraft
Summary of Hydraulic System Maintenance Practices
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
14. Aircraft Landing-Gear Systems
Landing-Gear Configurations
Classification of Landing Gear
Landing-Gear Components
Steering Systems
Retraction Systems
Transport Aircraft Landing-Gear Systems
Inspection and Maintenance of Landing Gear
Tires and Wheels
Design and Operation of Brake Assemblies
Aircraft Brake Systems
Brake Maintenance
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
15. Aircraft Fuel Systems
Requirements for Fuel Systems
Fuel Tanks
Fuel-System Components
Types of Fuel Systems
Fuel Subsystems
Typical Aircraft Fuel Systems
Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair of Fuel Systems
Troubleshooting
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
16. Environmental Systems
Heating Systems
Cabin-Cooling Systems
Cabin-Pressurization Systems
Cabin Environmental System for a Jet Airliner
Summary of Pressurization and Air-Conditioning Systems
Oxygen Systems
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
17. Auxiliary Systems
Fire Protection Systems
Ice Protection Systems
Rain-Removal Systems
Water and Waste Systems
Position and Warning Systems
Auxiliary Power Units
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
18. Troubleshooting Theory and Practice
The Troubleshooting Process
Format of Troubleshooting Charts
Review Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
Index

About the Author

Dr. Ronald Sterkenburg is a Professor of Aviation Technology at Purdue University, where he teaches courses on aircraft materials and aircraft structures. His FAA certifications include Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic, Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME), and Inspection Authorization (IA). He previously served as an aircraft maintenance engineer in the U.S. Navy and in the Royal Netherlands Navy.

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