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Design for Reliability and Maintainability Cost Model

[+] Author Affiliations
Basel Alsayyed Ahmad

United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Paper No. IMECE2013-63659, pp. V015T12A011; 4 pages
  • ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 15: Safety, Reliability and Risk; Virtual Podium (Posters)
  • San Diego, California, USA, November 15–21, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5644-4
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


In this paper, the author presents a cost model which simultaneously incorporates the abilities of two main designs. Namely, design for reliability (DfR) and design for maintainability (DfMn). DfR and DfMn have been of a great concern for designers. The focus has been more on the quality rather than aspects of reliability and maintainability of product development in general and product design in particular. However, as more awareness and attention is paid to the whole product lifecycle, more product lifecycle X-ability needs to be considered upfront at the design stage. To develop a new model, cost models of design for reliability as well as design for maintainability have been considered and evaluated. This new model, which tackles the two criteria simultaneously, has been developed and is a parametric model which allows for running sensitivity analysis based on the different aspects of reliability and maintainability.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME



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