Structural Complexity Management

An Approach for the Field of Product Design

Authors: Lindemann, Udo, Maurer, Maik, Braun, Thomas

  • Major shortcomings of existing methods and the applicability of comprehensive and domain-spanning problems
  • Network visualization in graphs and matrices in order to allow for better system understanding and user interaction
  • Practical procedures for the analysis, control, and optimization of complex system structures have been generated
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About this book

Product design is characterized by a steady increase in complexity. The main focus of this book is a structural approach on complexity management. This means, system structures are considered in order to address the challenge of complexity in all aspects of product design. Structures arise from the complex dependencies of system elements. Thus, the identification of system structures provides access to the understanding of system behavior in practical applications.

The book presents a methodology that enables the analysis, control and optimization of complex structures, and the applicability of domain-spanning problems. The methodology allows significant improvements on handling system complexity by creating improved system understanding on the one hand and optimizing product design that is robust for system adaptations on the other hand. Developers can thereby enhance project coordination and improve communication between team members and as a result shorten development time. The practical application of the methodology is described by means of two detailed examples.

About the authors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Lindemann was postdoctoral engeged in many industrial enterprises. Since 1995 he is head of the Department for product development of the Technical University of Munich. Teaching and research are focused on the development of strategies for the early stages of development, approaches to product innovation, questions of cost management and the use of computers in product development and the inclusion of psychological and sociological insights.

Dr.-Ing. Maik Maurer graduated in mechanical engineering at the Technische Universität München. In 2007 he became Ph.D. at the Technische Universität München.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The challenge of complexity

    Lindemann, Udo (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Complexity in the context of product design

    Lindemann, Udo (et al.)

    Pages 21-42

  • Methods for managing complex data in product design

    Lindemann, Udo (et al.)

    Pages 43-60

  • The procedure of structural complexity management

    Lindemann, Udo (et al.)

    Pages 61-66

  • Modeling the Multiple-Domain Matrix

    Lindemann, Udo (et al.)

    Pages 67-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structural Complexity Management
Book Subtitle
An Approach for the Field of Product Design
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-87889-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-87889-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-87888-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09967-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 240
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations, 85 illustrations in colour
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