Analysis of systems structural relationships through a DSM-based approach

Yaroslav Menshenin, Yana Brovar, Edward Crawley, Clement Fortin

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Abstract

DSMs and related matrices are commonly used to represent system interfaces, which is closely associated with a need to decompose systems into their elements. However, besides the importance of managing the decomposed elements of systems, the systems engineer should also possess a capability to manage other systems' relationships. In this paper we are focusing on the DSM capability to represent three fundamental system entities and four structural relationships, as they are defined in the Object-Process Methodology. We argue that DSM is an appropriate tool to facilitate a systematic approach to digital transformation of objects and processes through the different stages of the design process. We use a coffee maker as a case study demonstrating how each entity flows from an abstract environment to a more detailed one following specific structural relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Dependency and Structure Modeling Conference, DSM 2020
EditorsHarold Stowe, Tyson R. Browning, Steven D. Eppinger, Jakob Trauer
PublisherThe Design Society
Pages43-51
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781912254125
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event22nd International Dependency and Structure Modeling Conference, DSM 2020 - Virtual, Cambridge, United States
Duration: 13 Oct 202015 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 22nd International Dependency and Structure Modeling Conference, DSM 2020

Conference

Conference22nd International Dependency and Structure Modeling Conference, DSM 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Cambridge
Period13/10/2015/10/20

Keywords

  • Conceptual design
  • Digital transformation
  • DSM
  • System relationships

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