Systems Engineering and Modelling

Industry 4.0 creates new challenges for companies and for product development that go beyond the pure complexity of the required systems. Cyber Physical Systems and Product Service Systems, for example, which are important components for Industry 4.0, require not only collaboration in highly interdisciplinary teams, but also new forms of validation of functional properties and analysis of system properties.

Our research investigates needs and improvements of modeling approaches and their impact on the development process, especially during conceptual design.

The main focus is on the following areas:

  • Modeling of system functionality
  • Modeling of system architecture
  • Integrated modeling and accompanying system analyses (costs, risk, changes)
  • Process integration.