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Capture Knowledge with Object-Process Modeling - a systems engineering approach

Ahlstedt, Elinor LU (2015) MMK920 20151
Product Development
Abstract
To increase the efficiency of the product development process at Volvo Car Group, knowledge accumulation is central in the early strategy and concept phase.
Within the department for Research and Development, the unit responsible for powertrain engineering desires a process to document system interfaces, in order to reuse what they do already know in new applications.
This thesis presents a process how to capture systems knowledge; i.e. interactions within system structure, functions and behavior with the use of object-process oriented modeling. Included in the process is also ideas presented how to manage and maintain as well as interpret and reuse captured knowledge.
During the first part of the project, literature of theory and... (More)
To increase the efficiency of the product development process at Volvo Car Group, knowledge accumulation is central in the early strategy and concept phase.
Within the department for Research and Development, the unit responsible for powertrain engineering desires a process to document system interfaces, in order to reuse what they do already know in new applications.
This thesis presents a process how to capture systems knowledge; i.e. interactions within system structure, functions and behavior with the use of object-process oriented modeling. Included in the process is also ideas presented how to manage and maintain as well as interpret and reuse captured knowledge.
During the first part of the project, literature of theory and previous empiric was explored, in order to understand principles of knowledge based development and systems engineering.
To identify needs of the desired process, system engineers responsible for the complete powertrain were interviewed. Thereafter, the interpreted needs were translated to a functional analysis of the desired process.
A case study was conducted at different developing units across Powertrain Engineering. The purpose was to map system knowledge with object-process methodology.
The result was a mapped system architecture based on the vehicle response attribute, where captured system knowledge is connected to the development phases as well as the system responsible.
The object-process oriented model of the system architecture included qualitative traceability between system requirements, decomposed functions, product structure with physical interface as well as resources defining who is owner of the system knowledge.
To illustrate how to interpret and make the captured system knowledge reusable, structural relations within three systems was mapped in a domain mapping matrix, which is a matrix mapping the dependencies between two data types. In this case requirements and functions, as well as functions and hardware components. (Less)
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author
Ahlstedt, Elinor LU
supervisor
organization
course
MMK920 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
knowledge based development, systems engineering, object-process methodology, powertrain engineering, system architecture, capture, reuse
language
English
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7995087
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2015-09-28 09:16:04
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  abstract     = {To increase the efficiency of the product development process at Volvo Car Group, knowledge accumulation is central in the early strategy and concept phase.
Within the department for Research and Development, the unit responsible for powertrain engineering desires a process to document system interfaces, in order to reuse what they do already know in new applications. 
This thesis presents a process how to capture systems knowledge; i.e. interactions within system structure, functions and behavior with the use of object-process oriented modeling. Included in the process is also ideas presented how to manage and maintain as well as interpret and reuse captured knowledge.
During the first part of the project, literature of theory and previous empiric was explored, in order to understand principles of knowledge based development and systems engineering.
To identify needs of the desired process, system engineers responsible for the complete powertrain were interviewed. Thereafter, the interpreted needs were translated to a functional analysis of the desired process. 
A case study was conducted at different developing units across Powertrain Engineering. The purpose was to map system knowledge with object-process methodology. 
The result was a mapped system architecture based on the vehicle response attribute, where captured system knowledge is connected to the development phases as well as the system responsible. 
The object-process oriented model of the system architecture included qualitative traceability between system requirements, decomposed functions, product structure with physical interface as well as resources defining who is owner of the system knowledge.
To illustrate how to interpret and make the captured system knowledge reusable, structural relations within three systems was mapped in a domain mapping matrix, which is a matrix mapping the dependencies between two data types. In this case requirements and functions, as well as functions and hardware components.},
  author       = {Ahlstedt, Elinor},
  keyword      = {knowledge based development,systems engineering,object-process methodology,powertrain engineering,system architecture,capture,reuse},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Capture Knowledge with Object-Process Modeling - a systems engineering approach},
  year         = {2015},
}