Virtual maintenance process modeling and simulation

Dong Zhou, Meihui Wang, Lin Huo, Chuan Lv

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Virtual maintenance technique brings new mode for system maintainability design and analysis, however, the theory of virtual maintenance is not fully studied and researches are deficiency in the key field of virtual maintenance modeling and simulation. So virtual maintenance model and simulation control method are studied in the paper. Virtual maintenance model is based on Petri Net and can describe the relations of maintenance resources, and the model structure, formal definition, maintenance object, resource state and model operation are given. In addition, virtual maintenance simulation rules and simulation scheduling method are built in the paper. Simulation scheduling objective, flow and conflict features of maintenance process simulation are analyzed, and conflict strategies are addressed subsequently. Finally, a case study of the LRU repair of an aircraft is conducted, and the result confirms the validation and feasibility of all the studies, which can become a new technique means for maintainability engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science, ICFMD2010 - Chongqing, China
Duration: 11 Dec 201012 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


Conference2010 International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science, ICFMD2010


  • Control
  • Modeling
  • Process
  • Simulation
  • Virtual maintenance


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