Exploring the opportunities of system of systems engineering to complement sustainable manufacturing and life cycle engineering

Mark Mennenga*, Felipe Cerdas, Sebastian Thiede, Christoph Herrmann

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Abstract

Increased digitalization leads to an overlap of technical systems, their surrounding environment and their embedded systems. The concept System of Systems (SoS) progressively emerges, offering the potential to contribute to sustainable development. A SoS bundles the capabilities and resources of its subsystems and, through intelligent collaboration, offers more functionality than the sum of its sub-systems. The current research on SoS is rather fragmented and there is still an open discussion on basic taxonomic and ontological issues. One important topic being discussed is the applicability of SoS Engineering (SoSE) to other related research disciplines. In this paper, we examine the interrelations of sustainable manufacturing, Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) and SoSE. Therefore, we provide a typology and a process-oriented framework for the integration of SoSE as a complementary discipline within the context of sustainable manufacturing and LCE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-642
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume80
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event26th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2019 - Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States
Duration: 7 May 20199 May 2019
Conference number: 26
https://engineering.purdue.edu/LCE2019

Keywords

  • Framework
  • Life Cycle Engineering
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • System of Systems Engineering

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