Model Based Design – the course and final work

14:00 15-12-2013

Faculty of Management Technology invites the seminar:
Model Based Design – the course and final work
Dr. Drora Goshen-Meskin

Thursday | 15/12/2013 | 14:00 | Building 2, Room 105

Model Based Design


Systems design is the process of defining the architecture, components, modules, interfaces, and data for a system to satisfy specified requirements. A Model Based Design (MBD) method is a mathematical and visual method developed for designing complex systems. MBD provides an efficient approach for establishing a common framework for communication throughout the design process while supporting the development cycle ("V" diagram).

While modeling and simulation tools have long been in use, only on the last decade they become mature for system design. Today, graphical modeling tools can be used in all aspects of system design. These tools provide a very generic and unified graphical modeling environment; they reduce the complexity of model designs by breaking them into hierarchies of individual design blocks.
Designers can thus achieve multiple levels of model fidelity by simply substituting one block element with another. Graphical models are also the best way to document engineers’ ideas. It helps engineers to conceptualize the entire system and simplifies the process of transporting the model from one stage to another in the design process.
The "System Design” courses present a comprehensive multistage methodology for implementing the MBD method, using a dedicated software tool – CORE. Along the courses, 2-teamed students perform a weekly evolving exercise for a well-known system that is selected at the beginning of the class.
The evolving exercise follows the system design process from the basic need definition, through customer requirements specification, functional and physical system modeling, architecture selection, system wide design decisions, modules determination and external and internal interface and data flow. A system model is developed and simulations for verification and validation can be performed.

During the Final Work, individual students are required to perform a full System Design process for an innovative system following an appropriate literature survey. Extensive simulations have to be provided for system verification and validation.