Accession Number:

ADA149293

Title:

Computer Aided of Maintainability Design: A Feasibility Study.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Sep 83-Nov 84,

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REDONDO BEACH BEHAVIORAL TECHNOLOGY LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Computer-implemented processes have been developed to aid a designer in determining the maintainability consequences of design decisions. These processes operate upon detailed sequences of diagnosis and repair actions generated by a model of corrective maintenance performance, PROFILE. The design aiding processes generate summaries of maintenance times, actions, false replacements, and other related maintenance measures to aid in the discovery of maintainability problems, the analysis of design options, and the projection of expected maintenance workload. The PROFILE model of diagnosis and repair performance requires data concerning the possible effects of failures within the system under design. A general-purpose fault simulation system will be developed which will generate the required data from design specifications of the type produced within conventional CAD systems. With the completion of the fault simulation capability, the PROFILE model and its associated maintainability analysis processes can be employed within a conventional CAD environment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE