An approach for holistic model-based engineering of industrial plants

DS 87-3 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 3: Product, Services and Systems Design, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Hooshmand, Yousef; Adamenko, Dmytro; Kunnen, Steffen; Köhler, Peter
Series: ICED
Institution: University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Section: Product, Services and Systems Design
Page(s): 101-110
ISBN: 978-1-904670-91-9
ISSN: 2220-4342


Systems Engineering has been proven to be an effective approach to cope with the increasing complexity of systems, consisting of mechanical, electrical, electronic and software components. However, as the systems getting more interdisciplinary and in particular more software-intensive, classical document based methods cannot efficiently master the growing complexity. In contrast, model-based approaches look promising in gaining the control over the complexity of systems and the development processes. For this, a formalized system model, integrated in the IT landscape, is indispensable. Thus a pragmatic approach has been developed, which enables a (semi-)automatic creation of formalized system models in SysML. Furthermore, an ontology has been developed to define the relationships and to enrich the system model with more semantic. The system model and the ontology will be then used to connect the domain models and artefacts along the development process. This ensures the required traceability and enables, inter alia, an automatic impact analysis, if any change arises. The federalized solution for the heterogeneous model landscape of industrial plants is applicable to other domains.

Keywords: Systems Engineering (SE), Integrated product development, Product modelling / models, Ontologies, Model-based engineering


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