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Systems Modeling Language (SysML) Parametrics for Determining Feasibility

Wed, 02/01/2012 - 11:41 -- jkenkwof
Faculty Advisor(s): 
William D. Miller
Faculty Email(s): 
william.miller@stevens.edu
Program: 
Software Engineering
Project Title: 
Systems Modeling Language (SysML) Parametrics for Determining Feasibility
Description: 

The Systems Modeling Language is an extended subset of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for software. SysML is an open standard of the Object Management Group (OMG) and was developed with backing of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), a professional society, representing both practicing systems engineers and software tool vendors. A new diagram type in SySML is the Parametric Diagram to model quantitative properties of systems, e.g., physics attributes, measures of effectiveness, etc. SysML tool applications interfaces to external calculators are available to execute parametric models, including solvers to find optima. A well-known problem of solvers is the finding of local, as opposed to global, optima for complex and non-linear systems. This project is to assess the viability of parametric models to assess the feasible design space of systems constrained by requirements and architecture, and where constraints have to be relieved when it is determined that the system is over constrained.

References: 
  1. Object Management Group, OMG Systems Modeling Language (SysML), version 1.2, formal/201 0-06-01, June 2010.
  2. Sandford Friedenthal, Alan Moore, and Rick Steiner, A Practical Guide to SysML: The Systems Modeling Language, Morgan Kaufmann OMG Press, Elsevier, New York, 2008.
  3. R. S. Peak, et al, Simulation-Based Design Using SysML Part 1: A Parametrics Primer, Proceedings, 17th Annual International Symposium, International Council on Systems Engineering, 2007.
  4. R. S. Peak, et al, Simulation-Based Design Using SysML Part 2: Celebrating Diversity by Example, Proceedings, 17th Annual International Symposium, International Council on Systems Engineering, 2007.
  5. Manas Bajaj et al, Satellites to Supply Chains, Energy to Finance -SLIM for Model-Based Systems Engineering, Part 2: Applications of SLIM, Proceedings, 21 st Annual International Symposium, International Council on Systems Engineering, 2011.
  6. George Friedman, Constraint Theory: Multidimensional Mathematical Model Management, Springer, New York, 2005.
Student Requirements: 

Beyond the four core systems engineering courses, satisfactory completion of SYS/SDOE 611, 750, and/or professional modeling and simulation experience, including SysML, is desirable.

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