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Computational Support for System Architecting

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Hitoshi Komoto, Tetsuo Tomiyama

Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Paper No. DETC2010-28683, pp. 25-34; 10 pages
doi:10.1115/DETC2010-28683
From:
  • ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 5: 22nd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology; Special Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 15–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4413-7 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3881-5
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME

abstract

System architecting is a process to iteratively refine technical specifications assigned to subsystems. System architecting results in compositions of systems (system architecture) as well as system models that are verified and validated in succeeding design stages. To decrease potential design faults and unnecessary design iterations, such system models can be used during system architecting in advance to quickly compute the feasibility of design concepts regarding special and behavioral specifications. This paper proposes a computational tool for system architecting. The tool uses the Function-Behavior-State (FBS) modeling to define symbolic specifications, and geometric and process-interval modeling to define parameter-level specifications. An interval-based logic evaluates the consistency of specifications described with symbols and parameters. This paper demonstrates the tool through system architecting of a generic photocopier.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME

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