Chapter 1

Systems Engineering Overview

Abstract

Chapter 1 introduces the systems engineering approach independent of modeling concepts to set the context for how SysML is used. It describes the motivation for systems engineering, introduces the systems engineering process, and then describes a simplified automobile design example to highlight how complexity is addressed by the process. This chapter also summarizes the role of standards, such as SysML, to help codify the practice of systems engineering.

Keywords

system; system of systems. systems engineering; systems engineering process; systems engineering method; multidisciplinary systems engineering team; systems engineering standard; model and data exchange standards; lifecycle
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