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Using MBSE for Conflict Managing TRIZ on a Systems Engineering Level

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The objective of the presented research is to find a method to identify and resolve high level conflicts with TRIZ applications in systems engineering on a parameter level. These conflicts are caused by several competing TRIZ problem solving patterns (innovative principles) on lower system levels. Here, interference parameters result from the physical adoption of the general innovative basic principles in a specific application context (e.g. vibration, heat, additional energy consumption). To manage these conflicts on a parameter level, the system engineering point of view is matched with the physical parameter level in the engineering design of a product. Within an experimental research approach, an exemplary MBSE system model of a technical device is used to resolve parameter conflicts on a higher system level. The conflicts only arise on a higher system level consideration, which makes computer-aided conflict identification essential to design engineers. The presented method does help system engineers to foresee conflict potentials of innovative principles on a system level and to control them accordingly using a MBSE system model approach.


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  • Systems engineering
  • Systematic innovation
  • Methodology
  • Engineering design

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Julitz, T., Löwer, M., Katzwinkel, T. (2022). Using MBSE for Conflict Managing TRIZ on a Systems Engineering Level. In: Nowak, R., Chrząszcz, J., Brad, S. (eds) Systematic Innovation Partnerships with Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology. TFC 2022. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 655. Springer, Cham.

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