Workshop one: Future of Through-life Engineering Services (Expert Panel Discussion)
Chair: Professor Rajkumar Roy, Cranfield University, UK
Date: 06 November 2018; 14:00 - 15:30
Venue: Auditorium, Vincent Building, Cranfield University
The current manufacturing landscape, especially in the manufacturing and maintenance of both legacy and long-life high value parts, has transformed significantly with the influence and expansion of product service systems (PSS). This has not just reversed the responsibility of the after-sales maintenance and service support, but also has introduced the manufacturer into the service sector, together with its competitors who have traditionally supported the product previously. Where there is a continuous introduction of a variety of technology intensive platforms into everyday manufacturing and maintenance activities, it is now a requirement to understand and identify those technologies together with evolving business strategies to support the entire life of the high value asset.
This panel discussion and debate is organised by the Through-life Engineering Services Centre.
The aim of the session is to develop a roadmap of the future in the area of TES. It must be understood that TES does not just include maintenance, but starts right at the conceptual design stage through to component disposal. This session will be organised in the form of a debate and will consist of an expert panel, and an open debate that will identify potential topics that will grow in the future. The topics will cover the TES challenges in different sectors to TES for Mobility as a Service.
Workshop two: Towards higher TRLs in aircraft health monitoring
Organised by: Dr Isidro Durazo-Cardenas, Dr Cristobal Ruiz-C, Professor Andrew Starr, Cranfield University, UK
Date: 06 November 2018; 16:00 - 17:30
Venue: Room 3, Vincent Building, Cranfield University
Aircraft systems suppliers are looking to implement health monitoring systems for cost effective maintenance and added safety. Recent research efforts at lower TRLs have proved to be effective in timely diagnosing fault development and provide sufficient warning.
The research now needs to target higher TRLs. In this special session we would like to engage with researchers and industrialist to capture best practice, recent developments and innovative trends to achieve the next TRL.
The workshop is organised by the Through-life Engineering Services Institute.
To provide a platform for discussion and engagement of the industrial and academic community to discuss opportunities and challenges for the development of health monitoring systems in aircraft at higher TRLs.
1. Introductory presentation: achievements and challenges of the i-BEARING and i-GEAR projects; Speaker: Professor Andrew Starr
2. Split discussion/contributions: Participants will be split in 2 groups. Group A facilitated by Isidro; and group B facilitated by Cristobal will discuss on the topics below for 20 minutes. The groups will then move to the next second topic. A final wrap-up discussion facilitated by Andrew will precede the discussion and will summarise and collate the general conclusions. Post it notes and white boards will be used to capture the participants’ contributions.
3. Split discussion topics:
a. Data management: data budgets, how much data and how often, algorithm warning releases, data storage, transmission, safety protocols;
b. Exploitation route: approaches and experiences, partnerships, funding sources, testing protocols
Workshop three: Towards a true digital twin of Through-life Engineering Services (TES)
Organised by: Dr Maryam Farsi, Cranfield University, UK
Date: 07 November 2018, 13:50 - 15:30
Venue: Room 3, Vincent Building, Cranfield University
This session is organised by Through-life Engineering Services Centre to address the industrial challenges in the deployment of digitalisation in TES toward the industry 4.0 trend. The session focuses on the industry three top challenges in TES and the digital capabilities to solve these issues. Digital capabilities can be categorised in terms of digital technologies and knowledge. As part of the workshop, the challenges will be prioritised based on previous studies and expert’s knowledge. The workshop will provide a platform to find the solutions for successful adoption of such digital capabilities. Moreover, this session aims to develop recommendations for key TES challenges.
Confirmed Industry Speakers
Andrew Harrison, Engineering Associate Fellow at Rolls-Royce
Jim Sibson, Head of Technology and Innovation at Babcock
The objectives for the workshop activity are:
- To identify and prioritise the critical challenges in TES
- To determine the most promising digital approaches to address the TES challenges
Title of presentation: "The Importance of NDT/SHM on Evaluation of Bonded Repairs"
The outcome from this workshop will be published as a white paper. A report on the workshop outcomes will be sent to the attendees.
The workshop agenda would be as follows:
• Dr Maryam Farsi – Research Fellow in complex system simulation Cranfield University
• Andrew Harrison - Engineering Associate Fellow at Rolls-Royce TBC (10 min + 5 min Q/A)
• Jim Sibson (or Malcolm Lee) - Head of Technology and Innovation at Babcock TBC (10 min + 5 min Q/A)
Workshop activity and summary (45 min)