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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR AN IMPROVED DETECTION OF COMPONENT LINKAGES

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR AN IMPROVED DETECTION OF COMPONENT LINKAGES

Year: 2008

Section: Design tactics and methods

Editor: Marjanovic D., Storga M., Pavkovic N., Bojcetic N.

Author: Boersting P., Keller R., Alink T., Eckert C. M., Albers A., Clarkson P. J.

Section: Design tactics and methods

Pages: 309 - 316

Abstract

Functional product models in design so far were built up by asking for the main function of a product first and then breaking the main function down into sub-functions, until an appropriate level of granularity was reached. A problem of this approach is that a product often provides even more functions which are not subordinate to the main function. This paper presents an approach how these functions can be captured in a reliable and structured way, using the requirements of a product as a superstructure. The improvements of this new approach are demonstrated by predicting change propagation based on an improved functional product model and comparing it to the results of a change prediction using the conventional functional product model.

Keywords: requirements, functional product models, component linkages

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