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      Date: May  2, 2013
     Title: MIRCE Science Papers

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 Current Papers (2018)

Precision Alignment as a Mechanism of the Motion of Rotating Machines through MIRCE Space

Sylvester James, The Seasoned Analyst, Bristol, UK, Pearce James, The Seasoned Analyst, Bristol, UK Knezevic Jezdimir, MIRCE Akademy, Exeter, UK

Abstract: MIRCE Science is a theory for predicting expected functionability performance for a functionable system type. Accuracy of the predictions is governed by the degree of the scientific understanding of the physical mechanisms, and human rules, that govern the motion of functionable system types though MIRCE Space. The main objective of this paper is to address precision alignment as one of the possible mechanisms that governs motion of rotating machines trough functionability states, which are contained in MIRCE Space, In general, and to illustrate this process through a case study related to Laser alignment of a pump used in Power Generation industry, conducted by the author with vibration data collected on site by James Pearce (The Seasoned Analyst).

Vibration Monitoring as a Mechanism of Motion of a Gearbox through MIRCE Space

Sylvester James, The Seasoned Analyst, Bristol, UK

Abstract: MIRCE Science is a theory for predicting expected functionability performance for a functionable system type. Accuracy of the predictions is governed by the degree of the scientific understanding of the physical mechanisms, and human rules, that govern the motion of functionable system types though MIRCE Space. The main objective of this paper is to address vibration monitoring as one of the possible mechanisms that governs motion of a gearbox through functionability states, which are contained in MIRCE Space. In general, and to illustrate this process through a case study related to heavy gearbox used in Plastics Manufacturing industry, conducted by the author with vibration data collected on site by Ian Graham (The Seasoned Analyst). (Posted 20 April 2018) 

Lightning as a Mechanism of Motion in MIRCE Mechanics with Aviation Focus

Dr Jezdimir Knezevic, MIRCE Akademy, Woodbury Park, Exeter, EX5 1JJ, UK

Abstract: MIRCE Science is a theory for predicting expected functionability performance for a functionable system type. For accurate predictions to be made it is essential for the generic random variables contained in MIRCE Functionability Equations to be “physicalised”, for each functionable action that impacts in-service behaviour of functionable system type considered. It requires a science based understanding of the mechanisms that govern the occurrences of negative functionability events before engineering, technological, business and economical decisions are made. Lightning strikes are not uncommon physical mechanisms that cause the motion of functionable systems type through MIRCE Space. For example, airliners in the worldwide fleet average at least one strike per year. Hence, the main objective of this paper is to understand physical mechanisms that generate the occurrences of lightening events and assesses their impacts on the functionability performance of functionable systems types, as well as to assess the available methods for dealing with them in respect to the provision of safety by detection, protection and design. (posted 11 March2018)

Post-Maintenance Flight Test as a Mechanism of Motion in MIRCE Mechanics

Dr Jezdimir Knezevic, MIRCE Akademy, Woodbury Park, Exeter, EX5 1JJ, UK

Abstract: MIRCE Mechanics is a part of MIRCE Science that focuses on the scientific understanding and description of the physical phenomena and human rules that govern the motion of functionable system types though MIRCE Space[1]. A full understanding of the mechanisms that influence this motion through MIRCE Space is essential for accurately predicting the functionability performance of functionable system types using MIRCE Science. According to the 5th axiom of MIRCE Science, the probability that a completed maintenance task introduces faults or errors is greater than zero. To reduce the probability of introducing undetected maintenance errors and their consequential impact on the system operational process, the concept of the Post-Maintenance Flight Tests (PMFT) is used in aviation industry. Consequently, the main objective of this paper is to critically assess these types of maintenance verification tests and their impact efficacy on the functionability performance, as understood through the application of MIRCE Science. The physical reality of inducing errors during maintenance and their consequences on post-maintenance flight is illustrated using an incident that regrettably took the lives of two pilots, when their Piper PA 46-350P, N962DA, crashed into the Spokane River on May 7, 2015, following an attempted landing at Felts Field Airport in Spokane, Washington, USA. (posted 7 February 2018)

Minimum Equipment List as a Mechanism of Motion in MIRCE Mechanics

Dr J. Knezevic, MIRCE Akademy, Woodbury Park, Exeter, EX5 1JJ, UK

Abstract: To avoid the loss of consumer trust, revenue or capability any disruption to a system’s functionality is unacceptable to the providers, on one hand and also to their receivers, on the other. Consequently, every effort must be made to ensure the continuity of the provision of the system’s functionality through calendar time. One of the methods used to minimise disruption to operational capability, especially in the aviation industry, was the creation of the Minimum Equipment List (MEL).  This list identifies the equipment/components present into system that are not necessary to be operational for the safe provision of the functionality of the system, in accordance with the prescribed operational and maintenance restrictions, and approved by the regulatory authorities. Consequently, the main objective of this paper is to present the concept of the MEL as one of the potential mechanism to be used outside aviation community to further  influence the motion of a functionable system type through MIRCE Space and potentially enhance its functionability performance as perceived by MIRCE Science.   (posted 20th January 2018)

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