The ideal introduction to the engineering design of systems-now in a new edition The Engineering Design of Systems, Second Edition compiles a wealth of information from diverse sources to provide a unique, one-stop reference to current methods for systems engineering. It takes a model-based approach to key systems engineering design activities and introduces methods and models used in the real world. Features new to this edition include: The addition of Systems Modeling Language (SysML) to several of the chapters, as well as the introduction of new terminology Additional material on partitioning functions and components More descriptive material on usage scenarios based on literature from use case development Updated homework assignments The software product CORE (from Vitech Corporation) is used to generate the traditional SE figures and the software product MagicDraw UML with SysML plugins (from No Magic, Inc.) is used for the SysML figures This book is designed to be an introductory reference and textbook for professionals and students in systems engineering. It is also useful in related courses in engineering programs that emphasize design methods and models.
Table of Contents
Preface. PART 1: INTRODUCTION, OVERVIEW, AND BASIC KNOWLEDGE. Chapter 1: Introduction to Systems Engineering. Chapter 2: Overview of the Systems Engineering Design Process. Chapter 3: Modeling and SysML Modeling. Chapter 4: Discrete Mathematics: Sets, Relations, and Functions. Chapter 5: Graphs and Directed Graphs (Digraphs). PART 2: DESIGN AND INTEGRATION. Chapter 6: Requirements and Defining the Design Problem. Chapter 7: Functional Architecture Development. Chapter 8: Physical Architecture Development. Chapter 9: Allocated Architecture Development. Chapter 10: Interface Design. Chapter 11: Integration and Qualification. PART 3: SUPPLEMENTAL TOPICS. Chapter 12: Graphical Modeling Techniques. Chapter 13 Decision Analysis for Design Trades. Appendix A: Outline of Systems Engineering Documents. Appendix B: IDEFO Model of the Engineering of a System. Glossary. References. Historical References. Index.
Dennis M. Buede, PhD, has over thirty years of experience in both the theoretical development and engineering application of systems engineering and decision-support technologies. Dr. Buede has applied systems engineering methods throughout the federal government. He is a Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering.