Maintainability analysis and evaluation of flexible cables based on delmia

Meixia Tu, Lv Chuan, Meihui Wang, Dong Zhou, Yiliu Xu, Bile Wan, Wenxing He

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This paper presents a virtual maintenance application for the maintainability analysis and evaluation of flexible cables to provide recommendations on the maintainability of products containing cables during the early stages of product design. This paper provides a methodology for complex products containing cables detecting the potential defects via virtual maintenance technology. An integrated platform for analyzing and evaluating cable maintenance in a virtual environment is designed. Then, based on the maintenance simulation platform DELMIA, a cable maintainability evaluation system is proposed. The system consists of an evaluation element, a evaluation criteria, and an evaluation method. A case study on aviation aircraft subsystem disassembly was used to validate the feasibility of virtual maintenance in improving cable maintainability designs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)995-1005
Number of pages11
JournalTransactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Flexible cable
  • Maintainability analysis and assessment
  • Virtual maintenance environment


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