Design of parts and manufacturing systems for reliability and maintainability
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
The design of parts and manufacturing systems can be viewed from different perspectives. This paper discusses the design of parts and manufacturing systems from reliability and maintainability perspectives. A convenient method of considering reliability and maintainability is through the use of design rules which are based on empirical and theoretical knowledge. Four design rules for improvement of reliability and maintainability of systems are presented. The design rules are proven and substantiated with numerical results. The relationship between the design for reliability and maintainability rules and design for manufacturing process rules is discussed.
Published Article/Book Citation
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 13:1 (1997) pp.67-76.