CONTRIBUTION TO MAINTAINABILITY AND SAFETY ASSESSMENT IN THE MECHANICAL PRODUCT DESIGN
The paper presents an approach for maintainability and safety assessment using CAD model enriched with behavioral semantic data. This aims to assist designers for taking care of product behaviors that are traditionally evaluated after the design is finished by using physical tests and/or virtual reality devices. The results are limited to specific performance indicators of the product but do not show how to improve solutions. For selecting between different alternative solutions multi-criteria analysis must be done. The contextual aspects related to maintenance tooling, logistics or the role of human operators have not been considered. These aspects will be treated in future works for evaluation from different lifecycle points of view.