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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 4th International Conference in Maintenance and Facility Management|
|Place of Publication||Rome|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||4th International Conference on Maintenance and Facility Management - Rome, Italy|
Duration: 22 Apr 2009 → 24 Apr 2009
|Conference||4th International Conference on Maintenance and Facility Management|
|Period||22/04/09 → 24/04/09|
- maintainability design
- virtual engineering
- maintainability assessment
Lind, S., Leino, S-P., Multanen, P., Mäkiranta, A., & Heikkilä, J. (2009). A Virtual Engineering Based Method for Maintainability Design. In Proceedings of 4th International Conference in Maintenance and Facility Management (pp. 117-122).