System Lifecycle Management: Initial Approach for a Sustainable Product Development Process Based on Methods of Model Based Systems Engineering
Modeling today’s products means modeling interdisciplinary ‘product systems’ integrating various authoring systems with the technical-administrative product structure and the related processes. Achieving sustainability of the stated product systems, yields new artifacts, expanding the area to be considered and impedes traceability. This paper introduces System Lifecycle Management as key concept. Along with an approach based on methods of Model Based Systems Engineering the outlined problems are solved on an exemplary sustainable development process. The paper defines a framework for modeling the product system in the early development phases, which accompanies system design considering sustainability aspects in a prospective view. To demonstrate the proposed method, the paper focuses on expanding existing modeling constructs by relevant behavior elements capturing semantic links and information. First analyses and capabilities of the approach are presented in a case study of a wheeled excavator.
Eigner, M.; Dickopf, T.; Apostolov, H.; Schäfer, P.; Faißt, K.-G.; Keßler, A.: System Lifecycle Management - Initial Approach for a Sustainable Product Development Process Based on Methods of Model Based Systems Engineering, Proc. of the 11th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM 14), Yokohama, Japan 2014.