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Improving Complex Systems Today

Proceedings of the 18th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering

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Part of the book series: Advanced Concurrent Engineering (ACENG)

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Table of contents (56 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Systems Engineering

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Use of Structured Total Approach in Developing a System for Emergency Power Generation for Aircraft with Fly by Wire

      • Dinah Eluze Sales Leite, José Lourenço de Oliveira, Geilson Loureiro
      Pages 21-28
    3. System Concurrent Engineering of Space Payload Design Aquarius Instrument

      • Luiz Alexandre da Silva, Paulo Vinicius Jeronimo, Geilson Loureiro
      Pages 29-41
    4. Systems Concurrent Engineering for the Conception of an Attitude and Orbit Control System

      • Ariana Cristina Caetano de Souza, Lauro Paulo da Silva Neto, Leonardo Leite Oliva, Geilson Loureiro
      Pages 43-53
    5. Systems Concurrent Engineering of a Hypersonic Accelerator Vehicle

      • Roberto da Cunha Follador, Andrea de Oliveira Netto Follador, Paloma Ribeiro dos Santos, Geilson Loureiro
      Pages 55-63
    6. Attributes Balance on the Adoption of Platform Based Solutions for Satellites

      • Otávio Luiz Bogossian, Geilson Loureiro
      Pages 65-73
    7. Petri Nets for Systems Concurrent Engineering

      • Giuliani Paulineli Garbi, Geilson Loureiro
      Pages 75-82
    8. Domain-Centred Functionalities Discovering for Testing Systems Functionalities

      • German Urrego-Giraldo, Gloria Lucía Giraldo
      Pages 91-98
    9. Comparison of Domain-Centered and Context-Centered Systems Functionalities

      • Gloria L. Giraldo, German Urrego-Giraldo
      Pages 99-106
    10. Concurrent Engineering Applications and Lessons Learnt in Oil Refinery

      • Amar Abbas, Irfan Anjum Manarvi
      Pages 107-114
  3. Sustainable Environment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123
    2. Green Transportation Strategies and Impact Evaluation Using System Dynamic Modeling

      • Amy J. C. Trappey, Gilbert Y. P. Lin, Jerry J. R. Ou, Chih-Tung Hsiao, Kevin W. P. Chen
      Pages 125-132
    3. System Dynamics Evaluation of Renewable Energy Policies

      • Charles V. Trappey, Amy J. C. Trappey, Gilbert Y. P. Lin, Yu-Sheng Chang
      Pages 133-140
    4. Initial Sizing Model of PV/battery System with Battery Scheduling Algorithm

      • Kazuki Maeda, Yuki Imanishi, Kenji Tanaka
      Pages 141-148
  4. New ICT for Concurrent Engineering

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 149-149

About this book

As the main theme of Improving Complex Systems Today implies, this book is intended to provide readers with a new perspective on concurrent engineering from the standpoint of systems engineering. It can serve as a versatile tool to help readers to navigate the ever-changing state of this particular field.

The primary focus of concurrent engineering was, at first, on bringing downstream information as far upstream as possible by introducing parallel processing in order to reduce time to market and to prevent errors at a later stage which would sometimes cause irrevocable damage. Up to now, numerous new concepts, methodologies and tools have been developed, but over concurrent engineering’s 20-year history the situation has changed extensively. Now, industry has to work in the global marketplace and to cope with diversifying requirements and increasing complexities. Such globalization and diversification necessitate collaboration across different fields and across national boundaries. Thus, the new concurrent engineering calls for a systems approach to gain global market competitiveness. Improving Complex Systems Today provides a new insight into concurrent engineering today.

Keywords

  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Knowledge Engineering
  • Product Development
  • Service Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Web Technologies
  • Engineering Economics
  • quality control, reliability, safety and risk

Editors and Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

    Daniel D. Frey

  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA

    Shuichi Fukuda

  • University of Applied Science Trier, Trier, Germany

    Georg Rock

About the editors

Daniel Frey is an associate professor of mechanical engineering and engineering systems at MIT and he is a leading researcher of design theory and methodology, especially in the field of quality technology and robust design. He has had extensive consulting experience with many industries. Therefore, he has a very good sense of proportion between theory and practice, and he received the Junior Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching at MIT. Thus, he is not only conducting cutting-edge research, but he is also very good at making materials comprehensible. He is now co-director of the MIT-Singapore University of Technology and Design Alliance and is making efforts to establish a new direction in research and education in design engineering.

Shuichi Fukuda held a workshop titled "Computer aided Cooperative Product Development" at MIT with Ram Sriram in 1989, at the same time as DARPA started their concurrent engineering "DICE" project. Thus, he is one of the pioneers in this field. He published the outcomes of this workshop with Ram Sriram and Robert Logcher as Lecture Note No.437 from Springer in 1991. He worked for a long time as an executive board member of the Engineering Information Management Systems group, ASME. He is now Chair of the Computers and Information in Engineering Division, ASME, which developed from this group. In addition, he served as Vice President at the IEEE Reliability Society, so his activities extend over wide areas. He is President of ISPE, which hosts the International Conference on Concurrent Engineering.

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USD 269.00
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  • ISBN: 978-0-85729-799-0
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Softcover Book
USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)