Title: How to implement the abstract design paradigm: the case of requirements engineering

Authors: Jean-Pierre Micaëlli; Samuel Deniaud; Éric Bonjour; Dominique Loise

Addresses: Université de Lyon, INSA de Lyon, ITUS, UMR CNRS 5600 EVS, Campus de La Doua LyonTech, 1 rue des Humanités, F-69621 Villeurbanne, Cedex, France ' IRTES-M3M, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, F-90010 Belfort, Cedex, France ' Université de Lorraine, ENSGSI, ERPI Research Team, 8 rue Bastien Lepage, BP647, F-54010 Nancy, Cedex, France ' PSA Peugeot Citroën, DRD/PES/MISI, Centre Technique de Vélizy B, Case courrier VVB2200, F-78943 Velizy-Villacoublay, Cedex, France

Abstract: This paper presents a framework enabling requirements engineering in accordance with the abstract design paradigm, that is, a systems-modelling conception of and approach to design. Its main contribution is to show how the ISO 15288 standard can be applied and how the appropriate development of Systems Modelling Language (SysML) requirement diagrams can help achieve this objective. ISO 15288 recognises requirements as design entities and specifies the content of a Requirements Definition Process and a Requirements Analysis Process. We propose using four diagrams to map stakeholders' requirements, to link these requirements via causal relationships and to ensure their traceability. We apply the proposed framework to the case of a robotised gearbox design.

Keywords: abstract design; requirements engineering; systems engineering; SysML; systems modelling; ISO 15288; design entities; design paradigms; traceability; robotised gearboxes; gearbox design; vehicle design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2013.053498

International Journal of Product Development, 2013 Vol.18 No.2, pp.147 - 167

Received: 03 Mar 2012
Accepted: 02 Nov 2012

Published online: 20 Sep 2014 *

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