An iterative process to extract value from maintenance projects

Carolina Mejía Niño, Michele Albano, Erkki Jantunen, Pankaj Sharma, Jaime Campos, David Baglee

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    Research and development projects are producing novel maintenance strategies and techniques. Anyway, it is not straightforward to transfer results from the lab to the real world, and thus many projects, both internal to a company and in cooperation between the members of a consortium, speculate how to perform this feat, called "exploitation" in the context of European projects. This paper introduces a novel approach to this problem, which spawns from the "spiral software development" process and proceeds as a set of iterations that bring together different stakeholders to maximize the number of products, techniques and results in general that can survive the end of a research and development project. The approach was applied to a large European project, which is described as use case, and the paper reports on the encouraging results it produced.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Maintenance Engineering IncoME-III 2018
    EditorsJyoti K. Sinha, Filipe Didilet
    PublisherUniversity of Coimbra
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)978-989-8200-17-4
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2018
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event3rd International Conference on Maintenance Engineering, IncoME-III 2018 - Coimbra, Portugal
    Duration: 6 Sept 20187 Sept 2018


    Conference3rd International Conference on Maintenance Engineering, IncoME-III 2018
    Abbreviated titleIncoME 2018


    • Exploitation, Research Projects, Machine Maintenance, Case Study; Advanced Maintenance


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