Model-Based Effect-Chain Analysis for Complex Systems

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Iris Gr
Series: DESIGN
Institution: Heinz Nixdorf Institute, Paderborn University, Germany
Section: Systems Engineering and Design
Page(s): 1885-1894
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Effect chain modeling approaches are applied to model cause-effect relations and analyze affected elements and dependencies. In this paper a systematic literature research is conducted to derive main characteristics and limitations of existing approaches. Then, the Model-based Effect Chain Analysis (MECA) method is introduced. Evaluation proves applicability of the method by means of a case example. This is done in the context of a project with a German automotive company. In the project 66 workshops were conducted to model certification-compliant effect chains in accordance to the UN ECE 156.

Keywords: model-based systems engineering (MBSE), modelling, systems engineering (SE)

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