Authors: Conrad Bock
Addresses: US National Institute of Standards and Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8263, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8263, USA
Abstract: This paper introduces basic elements of systems engineering that are useful in managing the product lifecycle, as expressed in an extension to the Unified Modeling Language. It presents models of product requirements for capturing stakeholder needs, system structure for defining the static relations of its elements, behaviour for the transformation of inputs to outputs, parametrics for constraining properties of structure and allocation for assigning behaviour to structure. The relation of behaviour to structure is identified as a central issue in the integration of systems and software engineering.
Keywords: product lifecycle management; PLM; systems engineering; UML; SysML; product modelling; product development; product requirements.
International Journal of Product Development, 2005 Vol.2 No.1/2, pp.123 - 137
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