ANALYZING COMPLEX SOCIO-TECHNICAL SYSTEMS IN TECHNICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT USING STRUCTURAL METRICS
Editor: Leardi, Carlo; Browning, Tyson R.; Eppinger, Steven D.; Becerril, Lucia
Author: Knippenberg ,S.C.M. (1); Schweigert-Recksiek ,S. (2); Becerril ,L. (2); Lindemann ,U. (2)
Institution: 1: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands; 2: Technical University of Munich, Germany
Section: Poster Contributions
Structural complexity metrics provide information about the structure of technical and socio-technical systems, represented as networks. However, calculating multiple metrics of a network manually requires a lot of time and effort. Thus, to increase the efficiency in structural complexity management, a tool in Soley Studio is proposed that performs analyses of complex networks automatically. This tool analyses socio-technical systems networks using a set of structural metrics and supports the visualization of the results. Here, three of the structural metrics implemented are presented in depth and applied to a case study of an electrical Formula Student racing car.