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DSM-based Reliability Analysis of Modular Architectures

DSM-based Reliability Analysis of Modular Architectures

Year: 2015

Section: Managing Failures and Risks in Complex Systems

Editor: Browning, T. R.; Eppinger, S. D.; Schmidt, D. M.; Lindemann, U.

Author: Lindén, J.; Sellgren, U.; Söderberg, A.

Series: DSM

Section: Managing Failures and Risks in Complex Systems

Pages: 111-121

Abstract

The main function of a heavy truck is to transport goods. Furthermore, the truck is directly operated by a driver, who has several additional functional requirements, of both ergonomic and communicative characters. Transport is a trust business and today’s just-in-time delivery systems rely on getting the goods on time. Product reliability, which is the ability of a system to perform according to its functional targets, is consequently a crucially important property for a heavy truck. This paper proposes a structure for a system reliability model that integrates different and complementary representations, such as Function-Means trees and Design Structure Matrix. The novelty of the presented approach is that it treats and integrates the technical and the human subsystems through the human-technical system interfaces in an extended DSM. The proposed reliability systems approach is verified with a component analysis case study of a truck cab and driver system.

Keywords: extended DSM, interactive functions

ds endorsed conferenceDSM 2015 - 17th International DSM Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Design Structure Matrix (DSM) techniques support the management of complexity by focusing attention on the elements of a complex system and how they relate to each other. DSM‐based techniques have proven to be very valuable in understanding, designing, and optimizing complex system architectures such as those of products, organizations, and processes. The International DSM Conference provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and developers of DSM‐related tools to exchange experiences, discuss...

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