Model based systems engineering (MBSE) approach for configurable product use-case scenarios in virtual environments

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: Mahboob, Atif; Weber, Christian; Husung, Stephan; Liebal, Andreas; Krömker, Heidi
Series: ICED
Institution: 1: Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany; 2: :em engineering methods AG, Germany
Section: Product, Services and Systems Design
Page(s): 281-290
ISBN: 978-1-904670-91-9
ISSN: 2220-4342


Today, the designers have to deal with a great amount of uncertainties in the design process due to the lack of information about the product, its behaviour and the context in later life-phases (phase specific actors and surroundings). Current development primarily focuses on modelling of the product and its behaviour. The consideration of the product context also plays an important role. Virtual product development has the potential to support the designer by giving a blink into the later life-phases and context. It supports the early verification of product requirements and can also help to discover unseen requirements by means of use-case scenarios inside VR. A user and task oriented development method using VR can help to reduce the design uncertainties considerably. Therefore, in the paper a concept for user and task oriented model for product development in VR is presented. This model implements the actor(s) and the surrounding(s) along with the product inside VR using a MBSE approach. The standardised multidisciplinary modelling language the Systems Modelling Language (SysML) will be used for the modelling and an example will be presented as a proof of the presented concept.

Keywords: Systems Engineering (SE), Virtual Engineering (VE), Design to X, Use-case scenarios, Systems Modelling Language (SysML)


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