DS 80-7 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 7: Product Modularisation, Product Architecture, systems Engineering,Product Service Systems, Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15

Year: 2015
Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Gaetano Cascini, Marco CantaMESsa, Dorian Marjanovic, Frederico Rotini
Author: Eigner, Martin; Huwig, Christian; Dickopf, Thomas
Series: ICED
Institution: 1: Daimler AG, Germany; 2: University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Section: Product Modularisation, Product Architecture, Systems Engineering, Product Service Systems
Page(s): 227-236
ISBN: 978-1-904670-70-4
ISSN: 2220-4334


The increasing complexity and shorter time-to-market cycles demands enhancement methods for conceptual design phases. An instrument to promote product development activities by enlarging document-based methods on system level via increasing modeling effort is Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). The intention of shifting this effort into early phases by frontloading-concepts on the one hand should reduce costs in the series development on the other. The resulting cost-benefit coherences of these correlations on system level as a symbiosis of mechanical-, electrical- and software engineering is currently a small highlighted research topic. Therefore, the paper analyzes the recent state of the art by evaluating industrial cost-benefit-theories in MBSE. The summary of existing industrial studies and indicators transferred to thereof resulting cost-benefit models consolidates a lack of research regarding the product system level. An initial approach to create new indicators, based on recorded expert interviews, for the development of an industrial MBSE benefit-model regarding costs is focussed after this summary. For this model, a MBSE pilot project in industry is discussed

Keywords: Systems Engineering (SE), Mechatronics, Early Design Phases, Design Costing


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