Title: Using systemic methods for designing automated systems: case study of a grain silo

Authors: Mohamed Najeh Lakhoua

Addresses: Laboratory of Analysis and Command of Systems, ENIT, ISSAT, Route de Tabarka 7030, Mateur, Tunisia

Abstract: After a presentation of a methodology for designing automated systems using systemic methods, we present the issues involved in the upgrading and the automation of industrial systems. To deal with these issues, we present a practical case of a grain silo management. The methodology proposed is divided into ten steps and it is based on the use of two systemic methods: Structured Analysis and Design Technique (SADT) and Objectives-Oriented Project Planning (OOPP). This methodology allows us to validate the automation architecture to install in the grain silo.

Keywords: modelling; systemic methods; industrial automation; information systems; grain silos; grain silo management; structured analysis and design technique; SADT; object-oriented project planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2009.028143

International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, 2009 Vol.2 No.4, pp.305 - 318

Published online: 08 Sep 2009 *

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