Towards structured integration of maintenance knowledge in industrial equipment design

Wienik Mulder, Rob Basten, Juan Jauregui Becker, Leo van Dongen

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Industrial equipment requires maintenance to remain operational. The level of maintenance that is required, and how easily it can be executed, is affected by the characteristics of the equipment. Therefore, design decisions have a strong influence on the effectiveness and efficiency of the maintenance process. Ideally, the design of the equipment should be aligned with the design of the maintenance service. Relevant knowledge about the relationships between them is available in both the literature and in practice. It is essential to bring this knowledge into the equipment design process, but suitable design support for this remains lacking. Therefore, we propose to conduct research on how this knowledge can be systematically integrated into the design process. The final goal of the research is to develop design support that leads to an improved quality of design decisions, so that production systems with an increased life cycle performance will be achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13)
Subtitle of host publicationDesign for Harmonies, Vol.6: Design Information and Knowledge
EditorsUdo Lindemann, Srinivasan Venkataraman, Yong Se Kim
PublisherThe Design Society
ISBN (Print)9781904670490
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2013
Event19th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2013 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 19 Aug 201322 Aug 2013
Conference number: 19


Conference19th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2013
Abbreviated titleICED
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • IR-90419
  • METIS-301251


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