For senior-level undergraduate and first and second year graduate systems engineering and related courses. Systems Engineering and Analysis, 5/e, provides a total life-cycle approach to systems and their analysis.
This practical introduction to systems engineering and analysis provides the concepts, methodologies, models, and tools needed to understand and implement a total life-cycle approach to systems and their analysis. The authors focus first on the process of bringing systems into being—beginning with the identification of a need and extending that need through requirements determination, functional analysis and allocation, design synthesis, evaluation, and validation, operation and support, phase-out, and disposal. Next, the authors discuss the improvement of systems currently in being, showing that by employing the iterative process of analysis, evaluation, feedback, and modification, most systems in existence can be improved in their affordability, effectiveness, and stakeholder satisfaction.
In dedicating this text to those graduating with interdisciplinary masters degrees in systems engineering from their school, Blanchard and Fabrycky (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and U.) signal a field encompassing domains such as: communications, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation. Each entails the system design process: need identification, functional analysis, detail design and development, and system test/evaluation. Further analyses and models in decision-making are presented, as are systems engineering management particulars. Questions and answers conclude chapters. Includes design review checklists and statistical tables. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.