Complexity Metrics in Engineering Design

Managing the Structure of Design Processes

  • Matthias Kreimeyer
  • Udo Lindemann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Matthias Kreimeyer, Udo Lindemann
    Pages 9-32
  3. Matthias Kreimeyer, Udo Lindemann
    Pages 33-92
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    Pages 93-100
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    Pages 101-132
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  11. Matthias Kreimeyer, Udo Lindemann
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 401-403

About this book

Introduction

This book presents the results of several years’ research work on how to characterize complexity in engineering design with a specific regard to dependency modeling. The 52 complexity metrics that are presented show different facets of how complexity takes shape in design processes.  The metrics are supported by a modeling method and a measurement framework to employ the metrics in a goal-oriented manner.  The detailed description of all involved metrics and models makes it possible to apply the analysis approach to common process modeling methodologies.  Three case studies from automotive process management illustrate the application to facilitate the transfer to other cases in an industrial context. The comprehensive appendix supplies additional details and checklists for structural analysis to generate a complete overview of current means of structural analysis.

Keywords

Complexity Metrics Dependency Modeling Design Structure Matrix Process Management Structural Complexity Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Matthias Kreimeyer
    • 1
  • Udo Lindemann
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineering Architecture - ArchitectureMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für ProduktentwicklungTU MünchenGarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20963-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-20962-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-20963-5
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