Problem Solving 101 with Jose Fernandez

At Artech House, we ask our authors what problems their books can help readers solve. In this series, we share what our authors aim to do in their writing. Read on to find out what Jose Fernandez, who, along with Carlos Hernandez, wrote Practical Model-Based Systems Engineering had to say:

What are some problems your book can help readers solve?

  • How to identify the operational scenarios of a new product, service or system
  • How to identify, classify and specify the requirements of a new product service or system
  • Representing functional architecture and behavior
  • Synthesizing the physical architecture using design heuristics and trade-off analysis
  • Documenting requirements, and functional and physical architectures of a product, service or system.

What are the features of your book and the specific benefits a reader can expect to derive from those features?  

  • A new approach to Model Based Systems Engineering Easy to be adopted by SMEs and engineering students using simple tools.
    Functional architecture is a critical outcome of the approach
  • The functional architecture of a system is more permanent than the physical architecture that is more dependent on the technology.
  • Functional architecture is the basis for functional requirements flowdown.
  • Use of heuristics to solve engineering problems Heuristics represent the systems engineering knowledge and experience that is useful for synthesizing the solution architecture or physical architecture.

Please name the audiences at which this book is aimed. How will this audience use your book?

  • Experienced systems engineers will learn how to apply MBSE in their projects.
  • Systems engineering students will learn systems engineering and particularly MBSE illustrated with examples.
  • Specialty engineers (mechanical, software, logistics and safety engineers) will learn to understand the system models developed by systems engineers.
  • Process plant engineers will learn to holistically create a system model of the process plant with the level of detail needed to assess the industrial plant mass and energy balances.
  • Robotics engineers will learn how to perform architectural breakdown to create more modular, maintainable and reliable robotic applications.

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