(R) Terminology and Definitions for Aerospace Fluid Power, Actuation and Control Technologies
|Publication Date:||1 August 2002|
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) comprises the technical terms and nomenclature, together with their definitions and abbreviations that are used in aerospace Fluid Power Actuation and Control Systems.
NOTE: When a term is applicable to more than one branch or segment of the technology it may have different meanings and definitions in each. Where this occurs the multiple listings with appropriate designations will be shown under the same primary term.
Field of Application:
The data contained herein applies to all types of aerospace vehicles and their fluid power and control subsystems and components.
The purpose of ARP4386 is to facilitate communications and standardize application of Fluid Power and Control System related terms in a consistent manner throughout the Society of Automotive Engineers publications and throughout the producer and user sectors of the aerospace Industry.
Selection of Terms:
This revision B of ARP4386 carries all terms listed in previous revisions and such terminology as was received prior to January 1, 2001 from authors of SAE Aerospace Fluid Power documents and standards. Some of the definitions have been edited to reflect best current English grammar and syntax.
Sequential Listing of Terms:
Where previous editions of ARP4386 have been segmented into numerous technical subdivisions, this revision lists all terms in alphabetical sequence and denotes, where necessary, special meanings ascribed to any terms by different technical branches of the technology.