Functional modelling in engineering design: a perspectival approach featuring living systems theory

@inproceedings{Cowan2006FunctionalMI,
  title={Functional modelling in engineering design: a perspectival approach featuring living systems theory},
  author={F. Scott Cowan and Janet K. Allen and Farrokh Mistree},
  year={2006}
}
Complex engineering systems (e.g. aeronautic vehicles and automobiles) consist of many different interfacing parts and are subject to numerous requirements and constraints regarding aspects of performance, manufacturability, economics, etc. Their design requires the collaboration between people from various disciplines—each retaining different, but necessary, perspectives of the system under design. Here, perspective is defined as a particular context that a human utilizes to create personally… CONTINUE READING