A virtual engineering based approach to verify structural complexity of component-based automation systems in early design phase

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Alkan, B. and Harrison, R. (2019). A virtual engineering based approach to verify structural complexity of component-based automation systems in early design phase. Journal of Manufacturing Systems. 53, pp. 18-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmsy.2019.09.001
AuthorsAlkan, B. and Harrison, R.
Abstract

Highly diverse factors including technological advancements, uncertain global market and mass personalisation are believed to be main causes of ever-growing complexity of manufacturing systems. Although complex systems may be needed to achieve global manufacturing requirements, complexity affects on various factors, such as: system development effort and cost, ease of re-configuration, level of skill required across the system life-cycle (e.g. design, operate and maintain). This article aims to develop a scientifically valid and industrially applicable complexity assessment approach to support early life-cycle phases of component-based automation systems against unwanted implications of structural system complexity.

KeywordsDesign verification; Complexity; Complex systems; Complexity measure; Manufacturing; Automation systems; Component-based design; Virtual engineering
Year2019
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Systems
Journal citation53, pp. 18-31
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN0278-6125
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmsy.2019.09.001
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PrintOct 2019
Online10 Sep 2019
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Deposited11 Feb 2021
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