The research within the multi-disciplinary theme "Maintenance" of the Design Production and Management group focusses on Maintenance Engineering and Design for Maintenance and Operations. This includes developing maintenance programs for a given capital asset (e.g., a train, radar system, or chemical plant) and developing and maintaining capital assets such that they are the most safe, reliable, resilient, sustainable, cost-effective, and value-adding throughout the full life-cycle for their stakeholders. This is closely related with Asset Management.

Current Research projects

  • Asset Life Cycle planning; life-time impact analysis and mitigation in cooperation with Liander
    R.J.I. Ruitenburg, MSc, dr. A.J.J. Braaksma and L.A.M. van Dongen
  • Advanced Diagnostics and Prognostics in cooperation with NLR and Dutch Defense Academy
    ir. W.W. Tiddens, dr. A.J.J. Braaksma and T. Tinga
  • Advanced Maintenance Planning in cooperation with Strukton
    S.K. Wu, MSc., dr. A.J.J. Braaksma and L.A.M. van Dongen
  • Smooth introduction of Next Generation Trains in cooperation with Netherlands Railways
    J. Moerman, MSc., dr. A.J.J. Braaksma and L.A.M. van Dongen
  • Asset Life Cycle Analysis  in cooperation with Liander
    W.W. Haanstra, MSc., dr. A.J.J. Braaksma and L.AM. van Dongen

Past research projects

  • (2016) Supporting developers in addressing maintenance aspects: an empirical study in the industrial equipment manufacturing industry supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation
    dr. ir. W. Mulder, dr. ir. R.J.I. Basten, dr. ir. J. Becker and L.A.M. van Dongen 
    (winner PhD Maintenance Award, World Class Maintenance)
  • (2016) Maintenance Policy Selection for Ships, An investigation using the Analytic Hierarchy Process supported by Lloyd's Register Foundation
    dr. A.J.M. Goossens, R.J.I. Basten and L.A.M. van Dongen
  • (2015) Serviceability of passenger trains during acquisition projects in cooperation with Netherlands Railways
    dr. ir. J.E.P. Puig, S. Hoekstra, R.J.I. Basten and L.A.M. van Dongen

Staff members part of the "Maintenance' theme are: L.A.M. van Dongen
Dr. A.J.J. Braaksma A. Martinetti M. Rajabali Nejad

For more information with regards to the research within this theme contact:
Dr. A.J.J. Braaksma or Dr. A. Martinetti