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Advances in Through-life Engineering Services

  • Louis Redding
  • Rajkumar Roy
  • Andy Shaw


  • Discusses recent developments in workshop-based and in situ maintenance and support of high value engineering products

  • Maximizes reader insights into a whole-life perspective of how engineering services and warranty data can support product creation and delivery systems

  • Includes contributions from leading academics and practitioners


Part of the Decision Engineering book series (DECENGIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Louis Redding
    Pages 1-13
  3. Developing a Strategy for Through-life Engineering Services

  4. Through-life Engineering Services and Design

  5. The Role of Data, Diagnostics and Prognostics in Through-Life Engineering Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Jay Lee, Chao Jin, Zongchang Liu
      Pages 97-112
    3. Sebastian Adolphy, Hendrik Grosser, Rainer Stark
      Pages 133-149
    4. Eckart Uhlmann, Christian Gabriel, Abdelhakim Laghmouchi, Claudio Geisert, Niels Raue
      Pages 151-164
    5. Haitao Liao, Ye Zhang, Huairui Guo
      Pages 165-186
  6. Component Degradation and Design in Accelerated Life Testing Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Sri Addepalli, Yifan Zhao, Lawrence Tinsley
      Pages 189-197
    3. Youichi Nonaka, Takahiro Nakano, Kenji Ohya, Atsuko Enomoto, Gábor Erdős, Gergely Horváth et al.
      Pages 199-220
  7. System Degradation and Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221

About this book


This edited book offers further advances, new perspectives, and developments from world leaders in the field of through-life engineering services (TES). It builds up on the earlier book by the same authors entitled: “Through-life Engineering Services: Motivation, Theory and Practice.”

This compendium introduces and discusses further, the developments in workshop-based and 'in situ' maintenance and support of high-value engineering products, as well as the application of drone technology for autonomous and self-healing product support. The links between ‘integrated planning’ and planned obsolescence, risk and cost modelling are also examined.

The role of data, information, and knowledge management relative to component and system degradation and failure is also presented. This is supported by consideration of the effects upon the maintenance and support decision by the presence of 'No Fault Found' error signals within system data. Further to this the role of diagnostics and prognostics is also discussed.

In addition, this text presents the fundamental information required to deliver an effective TES solution/strategy and identification of core technologies. The book contains reference and discussion relative to automotive. rail, and several other industrial case studies to highlight the potential of TES to redefine the product creation and development process. Additionally the role of warranty and service data in the product creation and delivery system is also introduced.

​This book offers a valuable reference resource for academics, practitioners and students of TES and the associated supporting technologies and business models that underpin whole-life product creation and delivery systems through the harvesting and application of condition and use based data.


Maintenance and Repair Warranty Systems and Design Overhaul Data and Diagnostics Support Systems and Design Condition Data and System Architecture Product lifecycle management Reliability engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Louis Redding
    • 1
  • Rajkumar Roy
    • 2
  • Andy Shaw
    • 3
  1. 1.Cranfield UniversityCranfieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Manufacturing & MSASCranfield UniversityCranfieldUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Cranfield UniversityCranfieldUnited Kingdom

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