A Virtual Engineering Based Method for Maintainability Design

Salla Lind, Simo-Pekka Leino, Petteri Multanen, Ari Mäkiranta, Juhamatti Heikkilä

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    Good maintainability is an essential feature for machines and processes in industry. It promotes, among others, maintenance safety, post-maintenance reliability and cost-effective maintenance by ensuring quick and easy operation and short downtime. Maintainability is also an inherent part of PLM, which emphasizes the users' viewpoint throughout the product lifecycle. Virtual engineering tools provide an effective way to promote good maintainability already during machine design phase. This paper explores the practical dimensions of virtual maintainability design, paying attention to 1) virtual environment and 2) maintainability assessment during system design process. The results are examined in the light of two industrial case studies focusing on elevators and rock crushers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 4th International Conference in Maintenance and Facility Management
    Place of PublicationRome
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event4th International Conference on Maintenance and Facility Management - Rome, Italy
    Duration: 22 Apr 200924 Apr 2009


    Conference4th International Conference on Maintenance and Facility Management


    • maintainability design
    • virtual engineering
    • maintainability assessment


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