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Design Structure Matrix Generation from Open-source MBSE Tools

Pons, William and Salas Cordero, Sophia Karolina and Vingerhoeds, Rob A. Design Structure Matrix Generation from Open-source MBSE Tools. (2021) In: 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, 13 September 2021 - 13 October 2021 (Virtual event, Austria).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSE51541.2021.9582525


The usage of Design Structure Matrices is widely applied to represent, cluster, and partition complex systems information for different purposes, one of them being systems design. Nevertheless, open-source software for their automatic creation is rare. This leads to manual workshop sessions for subject matter experts to fill in the design structure matrices, a practice that is very tedious and time consuming. The importance and application of Model Based System Engineering has increased over the years. Nowadays, there are several open-source MBSE software such as StarUML, Papyrus, TTool, Modelio, Capella. This paper describes a novel approach to generate design structure matrices and extract information automatically from xml and xmi formats used widely in open-source Model Based System Engineering tools. This work presents the algorithm and a tool to extract data from the output model files, in order to automatically create a Design Structure Matrix (DSM) of modeled systems.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
HAL Id:hal-03514166
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:06 Jan 2022 09:55

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