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Product Maintainability Design Method and Support Tool Based on Feature Model

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Maintainability is an important character which is given by product design process. The maintainability design criteria and measure index used in product maintainability analysis are summarized and discussed in this paper. A product maintainability design method is studied by integrating the product feature model, maintainability design criteria with measure index. Product feature model can be built on the basis of the product feature library quickly. Product feature library for steam turbine design is created by using SolidWorks design library origination structure. A methodology which supports the design and development of product maintainability design support tool (PMDSTs) is put forward. The function of PMDSTs is designed by using UML (Unified Modeling Language) use case diagram, it is developed by using VC++ 6.0. The maintainability analysis application case of steam turbine-generator system is given at last.

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Y. DING, "Product Maintainability Design Method and Support Tool Based on Feature Model," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2009, pp. 165-172. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2009.23024.

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