Title: Systems engineering in the product lifecycle

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2005.006672

International Journal of Product Development, 2005 Vol.2 No.1/2, pp.123 - 137

Published online: 01 Apr 2005 *

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