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.
|Number of pages
|Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
|Published - 2016
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- Flexible cable
- Maintainability analysis and assessment
- Virtual maintenance environment