High value and increasingly complex assets - such as aircraft and railway networks - demand intelligent support, provided by Through-Life Engineering Services (TES). Read more Read less
The TES Institute brings together the:
- Through-life Engineering Services Centre
- Integrated Vehicle Health Management Centre
- Operations Excellence Institute
The TES Institute is developing the next generation of systems needed to manage design, manufacture, operations, life extension and end-of-life of large-scale assets with expected lifetimes of up to 60 years. Cost, safety and environmental impact are considered throughout the lifecycle. Optimised support integrates diagnostics & prognostics, self-aware/sensing systems, and planning and scheduling for maintenance decisions, support and logistics.
As part of the TES mission, we focus on finding ways to manufacture products with the highest levels of reliability and lowest levels of cost over the entire lifecycle. Hosting the Through-life Engineering Services Centre allows us to work with industry on disruptive technologies in this field.
Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) projects are supporting manufacturers as they make the transition to being service providers selling capability rather than spares. Research is providing a commercial basis by creating the new technologies needed for optimising maintenance.
Our Operations Excellence Institute shares TES activities and knowledge, working with students and clusters of small manufacturing companies in collaborative projects. A virtual reality and simulation suite provides state-of-the-art visualisation of complex engineering data, event and risk simulation.