A novel graph-based modelling approach for reducing complexity in model-based systems engineering environment

Filimonov, Maxim and Oraifige, Ilias and Vijay, Venkatesh Chennam (2020) A novel graph-based modelling approach for reducing complexity in model-based systems engineering environment. International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, 10 (2). ISSN 1748-0671

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Abstract

Field of systems engineering is developing rapidly and becoming more complex, where multiple issues arise like overcomplexity, lack of communication or understanding of the design process. Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) has been introduced to overcome these issues and reduce systems complexity. Nonetheless, the system model remains static and the interactions among submodels are modelled in the form of hard-coded rules. Therefore, systems interaction in MBSE is not dynamic enough to satisfy the evolving nature of system models with growing complexity.
In this paper, a novel approach for modelling logic is proposed to address the above challenge. The aim of the research is to improve existing methodologies and interaction modelling as well as deal with inconsistencies. The approach is based on graph theory, where pre-defined rules and relationships are substituted and reorganised dynamically with graphical constructs while metagraphs being the most applicable for systems modelling. Framework for reducing complexity is presented.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSSE.2020.109142
Date: 18 August 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: model-based systems engineering, graph-based modelling, object-oriented approach, metagraph, systems engineering, design structure matrix, systems modelling language, design engineering
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Maxim Filimonov
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2019 08:46
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2020 14:56
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8399

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