Integrating the health of the system design process with system supportability
CAD Conference - Poland June 16 Jacek Stecki - KEYNOTE Speaker
Topic: There has been a rapidly accelerating evolution of computer tools to automate and optimise the design process from the introduction of 3D CAD in the 1970's. Most processes and analysis have been integrated into common technical solutions by the global vendors of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) capabilities for designing and managing the design process for a system (e.g. Siemens, Catia). The Total Cost of Ownership for systems is now a critical market differentiator in both civil and military markets. Technical and commercial advantages exist for organisations that adopt new advanced capabilities that can, at the same time, reduce the costs of the design process and operational support costs for significant engineering equipment. The technology for the health management of complex systems is increasingly mature and offers significant benefits in the reduction of support costs associated with engineering systems. This presentation uses the Maintenance Aware Design environment (MADe) software to demonstrate how the analysis required to develop health management capability for a system can provide significant customer benefits.