Capturing the Design Rationale in Model-Based Systems Engineering of Geo-Stations

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

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Andreas Zech (1), Ralf Stetter (2), Stephan Rudolph (3), Markus Till (2)
Series: DESIGN
Institution: 1: EKS InTec GmbH, Germany; 2: University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany; 3: University of Stuttgart, Germany
Section: Systems Engineering and Design
Page(s): 2015-2024
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


The design rationale describes the justification of design decision or selection. To avoid unnecessary design iterations, a capturing and documentation of this rationale is highly desirable. In digital engineering processes it is of imminent importance not only to document the evaluation processes behind this rationale but to make them repeatable and digitally executable. This allows to design a variety of product variants within an engineering framework. This paper explains an approach based on graph-based design languages and presents it based on a section of an automotive assembly system.

Keywords: design automation, graph-based design languages, design rationale, model-based systems engineering (MBSE), systems design

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