Structured Functional Analysis in Systems Design
In order to optimize an engineering design, functional analysis and allocation needs to be performed. This highly interactive course will show how the functional decomposition methodology will enhance systems design for an optimal and repeatable thought process. Participants will receive hands-on application of functional analysis and allocation within the systems engineering process through integrated case study collaboration. Learn the importance of influencing the design early in a project by efficiently and effectively applying functional thinking - functional analysis, allocation and decomposition. The case studies will utilize tools to trace customer requirements to functions then to the design, providing the system design checks and balances. Design considerations will be addressed throughout the life cycle by assessing the "ilities," technologies, trades, risks, etc., to achieve this optimal design.

Topics include:

  • Technical Processes:
    • Functional Analysis and Allocation inputs and outputs within the systems engineering process
    • Case Study Tools: Requirements Management, Funcational Flow Block Diagrams, Requirements Allocation Sheets, Timeline Analysis Sheets, Concept Description Sheets and Physical Architecture
    • Requirements hierarchy and traceability: tying Customer Needs to Functions to Physical elements
  • Technical Management Processes:
    • "ilities" Design Influence: Technology Readiness/Maturity, Trade Studies, Risk Assessment, Integration, Verification and Validation, and Life Cycle Balancing/Affordability

Available Sessions
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