Towards Model-based Process Engineering

DS 94: Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)

Year: 2019
Editor: Wartzack, Sandro; Schleich, Benjamin; Gon
Author: Inkermann, David
Series: ICED
Institution: TU Braunschweig
Section: Systems Engineering
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ISSN: 2220-4342


The high interaction between process and product models in product development and systems engineering (SE) is common sense. However, most research in the field of model based systems engineering (MBSE) focusses of physical systems (hardware and software). The authors claim that this focus is a main reason for the low acceptance and high effort for implementation of SE and MBSE in industrial practice. Thus, this contribution aims at supporting an integrative analysis and synthesis of process and product models by introducing the concept and framework of Model-based Process Engineering. Based on established research this framework introduces three main systems, namely the system of processes, system of product models, and system of tools to describe complex product development. The main contribution of this work is a preliminary concept to structure and link the systems of processes and product models. Besides form the description of the main relations between the systems an integrated modelling concept to represent links between the process and product model system is proposed.

Keywords: Systems Engineering (SE), Process modelling, Organisation of product development


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