Supporting Systems Engineering activities by artifact-oriented description and selection of methods

DS 122: Proceedings of the Design Society: 24th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED23)

Year: 2023
Editor: Kevin Otto, Boris Eisenbart, Claudia Eckert, Benoit Eynard, Dieter Krause, Josef Oehmen, Nadège Troussier
Author: Ammersdörfer, Theresa (1); Inkermann, David (1); Müller, Johannes (2); Mandel, Constantin (2); Albers, Albert (2); Tekaat, Julian (3); Schierbaum, Anja (3); Anacker, Harald (3); Bitzer, Michael (4); Kleiner, Sven (5); Herrmann, Jan-Phillip (6); Krause, Patrik (7)
Series: ICED
Institution: 1: Technische Universität Clausthal, Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IMW), Robert-Koch-Str. 32, 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany; 2: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Product Engineering (IPEK), Kaiserstraße 10, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany; 3: Fraunhofer Research Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design IEM, Zukunftsmeile 1, 33102 Paderborn; 4: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH, Daimlerstr. 15, 61352 Bad Homburg, Germany; 5: :em engineering methods AG, Model Based Engineering, Rheinstr. 97, 64295 Darmstadt, Germany; 6: OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Campusallee 12, 32657 Lemgo, Germany; 7: 3DSE Management Consultants GmbH, Seidlstraße 18a, 80335 München, Germany
Section: Design Methods
Page(s): 3245-3254
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Systems Engineering (SE) is becoming increasingly relevant in industrial application since more stakeholders are involved in engineering activities. To implement SE, companies have to adapt existing engineering processes and methods. This adaption requires knowledge about new methods as well as their integration into the engineering activities. In order to ensure goal-oriented identification of methods for different SE activities in this contribution an action field profile and the Systems Engineering Method Matrix are proposed. The development of both tools is driven by the assumption that most SE activities and methods can be described based on the artefacts the deliver. In order to get feedback about the proposed tools, semi-structured interviews with two industry partners were conducted, focussing on the tool’s usability. These interviews underline the basic usability of the tools and their support to identify SE activities to be supported by (new) methods. Moreover, requirements for further development and adaption are derived from the interviews.

Keywords: Systems Engineering (SE), Design methods, Case study, Design process

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