Architectural complexity management of engineering systems is becoming a major issue as systems built nowadays implement more complex technologies and innovations. In this paper, we present a preliminary research finding where quantitative values for an engineering system's architectural complexity are mapped with design effort for individual subsystems that are part of the system architecture. This was done to establish relationships between abstract architectural complexity of engineering systems and metrics that can directly be applied to system design and development. A railroad train driving bogie was used for the case study.
Correlation Between Architectural Complexity of Engineering Systems and Actual System Design Effort
Contributed by the Design Theory and Methodology Committee of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL DESIGN. Manuscript received May 22, 2016; final manuscript received November 11, 2016; published online January 12, 2017. Assoc. Editor: Christopher Mattson.
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Kim, G., Kwon, Y., Suh, E. S., and Ahn, J. (January 12, 2017). "Correlation Between Architectural Complexity of Engineering Systems and Actual System Design Effort." ASME. J. Mech. Des. March 2017; 139(3): 034501. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4035319
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