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Challenges of Model-Based Systems Engineering: A Study towards Unified Term Understanding and the State of Usage of SysML

  • Albert Albers
  • Christian Zingel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)

Abstract

Model-Based Systems Engineering is on everyone’s lips as innovative approach to overcome traditional, error-prone document-based product development. The Systems Modeling Language (SysML) is the most popular tool for model-based development of multidisciplinary systems. Several research works and industrial pilot projects have applied the OMG-standardized language in the last years, but it has still not become widely accepted. Previous experiences of the authors from several research projects with industry underline this statement and have shown that engineers still have trouble in applying SysML. This paper investigates possible reasons for this issue and presents results of a survey regarding term understanding of engineers as well as acceptance of SysML.

Keywords

Term understanding Common Engineering Language SysML Systems Modeling Language Acceptance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IPEK – Institute of Product EngineeringKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany

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