Towards a digital twin: How the blockchain can foster E/E-traceability in consideration of model-based systems engineering

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Abstract

Complexity of electric/electronics (E/E) in automobiles increases tremendously due to more connectivity and real-time data processing. Hence, huge volatility of E/E artifacts is the consequence. In order to keep track of all changes made from early systems engineering to late after sales, a permeable traceability in data management systems has to be achieved. Therefore, this elaboration adapts the blockchain technology to achieve traceability of E/E development artifacts from early model-based systems engineering (MBSE) till after sales. By this, MBSE is linked to product data management and the automobile’s configuration is known at each instant of time. The Digital Twin, a digital, domain-specific representation of the physical vehicle in one front end tool, makes the complexity still feasible to handle and is empowered by the blockchain. Hence, traceability of E/E artifacts over an automobile’s lifecycle including MBSE is fostered in a manageable manner.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 87-3 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 3: Product, Services and Systems Design, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017
EditorsAnja Maier, Josef Oehmen
PublisherThe Design Society
Pages321-330
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-904670-91-9
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2017
Event21st International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2017 - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 21 Aug 201725 Aug 2017
Conference number: 21
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Conference21st International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2017
Abbreviated titleICED
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period21/08/1725/08/17
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Heber, D. T., & Groll, M. W. (2017). Towards a digital twin: How the blockchain can foster E/E-traceability in consideration of model-based systems engineering. In A. Maier, & J. Oehmen (Eds.), DS 87-3 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 3: Product, Services and Systems Design, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017 (pp. 321-330). The Design Society.
Heber, Dominik Tobias ; Groll, Marco Wilhelm. / Towards a digital twin: How the blockchain can foster E/E-traceability in consideration of model-based systems engineering. DS 87-3 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 3: Product, Services and Systems Design, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017. editor / Anja Maier ; Josef Oehmen. The Design Society, 2017. pp. 321-330
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Heber, DT & Groll, MW 2017, Towards a digital twin: How the blockchain can foster E/E-traceability in consideration of model-based systems engineering. in A Maier & J Oehmen (eds), DS 87-3 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 3: Product, Services and Systems Design, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017. The Design Society, pp. 321-330, 21st International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 21/08/17.

Towards a digital twin: How the blockchain can foster E/E-traceability in consideration of model-based systems engineering. / Heber, Dominik Tobias; Groll, Marco Wilhelm.

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Heber DT, Groll MW. Towards a digital twin: How the blockchain can foster E/E-traceability in consideration of model-based systems engineering. In Maier A, Oehmen J, editors, DS 87-3 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 3: Product, Services and Systems Design, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017. The Design Society. 2017. p. 321-330