Designing for Maintenance

Design Changes Design 2013
4TU Delft
4TU Eindhoven
4TU Twente
4TU Wageningen

What if a part breaks? This question is often overlooked when designing large machines or production lines. This is remarkable because maintenance and repairs can be costly – apart from the cost of a machine being out of order. It is therefore worthwhile to investigate whether smart design can facilitate quicker and cheaper maintenance. Smart design can be anything. Such as a simple piece of glass covering a drive belt, allowing immediate checking if the belt is broken. But also a complex monitoring system that gives a warning signal when parts are wearing, thus allowing a better planning of maintenance. Wienik Mulder made a overview of design rules that support the design or improvement of installations.

Partners

University of Twente
Lloyd’s Register Foundation
Various companies

People

University of Twente: Ir. Wienik Mulder, PhD candidate;
Dr.ir.Rob J.I. Basten, supervisor;
Dr.ir.ing. Juan M. Jauregui Becker, supervisor;
Prof.dr.ir. Leo A. M. van Dongen, supervisor;
Ir. Jeroen Blok, co-developer;
Dr.ir. Sipke Hoekstra, co-developer;
Ir. Frans G. M. Kokkeler, co-developer

Contact and Information

Wienik Mulder
w.mulder [at] utwente . nl

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What if a part breaks? This question is often overlooked when designing large machines or production lines. This is remarkable because maintenance and repairs can be costly – apart from the cost of a machine being out of order. It is therefore worthwhile to investigate whether smart design can facilitate quicker and cheaper maintenance. Smart design can be anything. Such as a simple piece of glass covering a drive belt, allowing immediate checking if the belt is broken. But also a complex monitoring system that gives a warning signal when parts are wearing, thus allowing a better planning of maintenance. Wienik Mulder made a overview of design rules that support the design or improvement of installations.

Partners

University of Twente
Lloyd’s Register Foundation
Various companies

People

University of Twente: Ir. Wienik Mulder, PhD candidate;
Dr.ir.Rob J.I. Basten, supervisor;
Dr.ir.ing. Juan M. Jauregui Becker, supervisor;
Prof.dr.ir. Leo A. M. van Dongen, supervisor;
Ir. Jeroen Blok, co-developer;
Dr.ir. Sipke Hoekstra, co-developer;
Ir. Frans G. M. Kokkeler, co-developer

Contact and Information

Wienik Mulder
w.mulder [at] utwente . nl

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Designing for Maintenance

What if a part breaks? This question is often overlooked when designing large machines or production lines. This is remarkable because maintenance and repairs can be costly – apart from the cost of a machine being out of order. It is therefore worthwhile to investigate whether smart design can facilitate quicker and cheaper maintenance. Smart design can be anything. Such as a simple piece of glass covering a drive belt, allowing immediate checking if the belt is broken. But also a complex monitoring system that gives a warning signal when parts are wearing, thus allowing a better planning of maintenance. Wienik Mulder made a overview of design rules that support the design or improvement of installations.

Partners

University of Twente
Lloyd’s Register Foundation
Various companies

People

University of Twente: Ir. Wienik Mulder, PhD candidate;
Dr.ir.Rob J.I. Basten, supervisor;
Dr.ir.ing. Juan M. Jauregui Becker, supervisor;
Prof.dr.ir. Leo A. M. van Dongen, supervisor;
Ir. Jeroen Blok, co-developer;
Dr.ir. Sipke Hoekstra, co-developer;
Ir. Frans G. M. Kokkeler, co-developer

Contact and Information

Wienik Mulder
w.mulder [at] utwente . nl

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What if a part breaks? This question is often overlooked when designing large machines or production lines. This is remarkable because maintenance and repairs can be costly – apart from the cost of a machine being out of order. It is therefore worthwhile to investigate whether smart design can facilitate quicker and cheaper maintenance. Smart design can be anything. Such as a simple piece of glass covering a drive belt, allowing immediate checking if the belt is broken. But also a complex monitoring system that gives a warning signal when parts are wearing, thus allowing a better planning of maintenance. Wienik Mulder made a overview of design rules that support the design or improvement of installations.

Partners

University of Twente
Lloyd’s Register Foundation
Various companies

People

University of Twente: Ir. Wienik Mulder, PhD candidate;
Dr.ir.Rob J.I. Basten, supervisor;
Dr.ir.ing. Juan M. Jauregui Becker, supervisor;
Prof.dr.ir. Leo A. M. van Dongen, supervisor;
Ir. Jeroen Blok, co-developer;
Dr.ir. Sipke Hoekstra, co-developer;
Ir. Frans G. M. Kokkeler, co-developer

Contact and Information

Wienik Mulder
w.mulder [at] utwente . nl

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