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A Practical Guide to SysML-Systems Modeling Language US$59.95

A Practical Guide to SysML-Systems Modeling Language

A Practical Guide to SysML Description

A Practical Guide to SysML The Systems Modeling Language By Sanford Friedenthal, Alan Moore and Rick Steiner

  • 576 pages 388 ills
  • Trim size 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
  • Copyright 2008

A Practical Guide to SysML Key Features

  • The authoritative guide for understanding and applying SysML
  • Authored by the foremost experts on the language
  • Language description, examples, and quick reference guide included

A Practical Guide to SysML Readership

Systems Engineers and Software Engineers, Designers and Programmers. Particularly the intersection between these two groups, often termed "Systems Software Engineers"

A Practical Guide to SysML Contents

Part I Introduction

1 Systems Engineering Overview

1.1 Motivation for Systems Engineering

1.2 The Systems Engineering Process

1.3 Typical Application of the Systems Engineering Process

1.4 Multi-Disciplinary Systems Engineering Team

1.5 Codifying Systems Engineering Practice through Standards

1.6 Summary

1.7 Questions

2 Model-Based Systems Engineering

2.1 Contrasting the Document-Based and Model-Based Approach

2.2 Modeling Principles

2.3 Summary

2.4 Questions

3 SysML Language Overview

3.1 SysML Purpose and Key Features

3.2 SysML Diagrams Overview

3.3 Using SysML in Support of MBSE

3.4 A Simple Example Using SysML for an Automobile Design

3.5 Summary

3.6 Questions

Part II Language Description

4. SysML Language Architecture

4.1 The OMG SysML Language Specification

4.2 The Architecture of the SysML Language

4.3 SysML Diagrams

4.4 The Surveillance System Case Study

4.5 Chapter Organization for Part II

4.6 Questions

5 Organizing the Model with Packages

5.1 Overview

5.2 The Package Diagram

5.3 Defining Packages Using a Package Diagram

5.4 Organizing a Package Hierarchy

5.5 Showing Packageable Elements on a Package Diagram

5.6 Packages as Namespaces

5.7 Importing Model Elements into Packages

5.8 Showing Dependencies Between Packageable Elements

5.9 Specifying Views and Viewpoints

5.10 Summary

5.11 Questions

6 Modeling Structure with Blocks

6.1 Overview

6.2 Modeling Blocks on a Block Definition Diagram

6.3 Modeling the Structure and Characteristics of Blocks Using Properties

6.4 Modeling Block Interfaces Using Ports and Flows

6.5 Modeling Block Behavior

6.6 Modeling Classification Hierarchies Using Generalization

6.7 Summary

6.8 Questions

7 Modeling Constraints with Parametrics

7.1 Overview

7.2 Using Constraint Expressions to Represent System Constraints

7.3 Encapsulating Constraints in Constraint Blocks to Enable Reuse

7.4 Using Composition to Build Complex Constraint Blocks

7.5 Using a Parametric Diagram to Bind Parameters of Constraint Blocks

7.6 Constraining Value Properties of a Block

7.7 Capturing Values in Block Configurations

7.8 Constraining Time-Dependent Properties to Facilitate Time-Based Analysis

7.9 Using Constraint Blocks to Constrain Item Flows

7.10 Describing an Analysis Context

7.11 Modeling Evaluation of Alternatives and Trade Studies

7.12 Summary

7.13 Questions

8 Modeling Flow-Based Behavior with Activities

8.1 Overview

8.2 The Activity Diagram

8.3 Actions—The Foundation of Activities

8.4 The Basics of Modeling Activities

8.5 Using Object Flows to Describe the Flow of Items Between Actions

8.6 Using Control Flows to Specify the Order of Action Execution

8.7 Handling Signals and Other Events

8.8 Advanced Activity Modeling

8.9 Relating Activities to Blocks and Other Behaviors

8.10 Modeling Activity Hierarchies using Block Definition Diagrams

8.11 Enhanced Functional Flow Block Diagram (EFFBD)

8.12 Executing Activities

8.13 Summary

8.14 Questions

9 Modeling Message-Based Behavior with Interactions

9.1. Overview

9.2. The Sequence Diagram

9.3. The Context for Interactions

9.4. Using Lifelines to Represent Participants in an Interaction

9.5. Exchanging Messages Between Lifelines

9.6. Representing Time on a Sequence Diagram

9.7. Describing Complex Scenarios Using Combined Fragments

9.8. Using Interaction References to Structure Complex Interactions

9.9. Decomposing Lifelines to Represent Internal Behavior

9.10. Summary

9.11. Questions

10 Modeling Event-Based Behavior with State Machines

10.1 Overview

10.2 State Machine Diagram

10.3 Specifying States in a State Machine

10.4 Transitioning Between States

10.5 State Machines and Operation Calls

10.6 State Hierarchies

10.7 Contrasting Discrete versus Continuous States

10.8 Summary

10.9 Questions

11 Modeling Functionality with Use Cases

11.1 Overview

11.2 Use Case Diagram

11.3 Using Actors to Represent the Users of a System

11.4 Using Use Cases to Describe System Functionality

11.5 Elaborating Use Cases with Behaviors

11.6 Summary

11.7 Questions

12. Modeling Text-Based Requirements and Their Relationship to Design

12.1 Overview 12.2 Requirement Diagrams

12.3 Representing a Text Requirement in the Model

12.4 Types of Requirements Relationships

12.5 Representing Cross-Cutting Relationships in SysML Diagrams

12.6 Depicting Rationale for Requirement Relationships

12.7 Depicting Requirements and Their Relationships in Tables

12.8 Modeling Requirement Hierarchies in Packages

12.9 Modeling a Requirements Containment Hierarchy

12.10 Modeling Requirement Derivation

12.11 Asserting a Requirement Is Satisfied

12.12 Verifying that a Requirement Is Satisfied

12.13 Reducing Requirements Ambiguity Using the Refine Relationship

12.14 Using the General-Purpose Trace Relationship

12.15 Summary

12.16 Questions

13. Modeling Cross-Cutting Relationships with Allocations

13.1 Overview

13.2 Allocation Relationship

13.3 Allocation Notation

13.4 Types of Allocation

13.5 Planning for Reuse: Specifying Definition and Usage in Allocation

13.6 Allocating Behavior to Structure Using Functional Allocation

13.7 Connecting Functional Flow with Structural Flow Using Functional Flow Allocation

13.8 Modeling Allocation Between Independent Structural Hierarchies

13.9 Modeling Structural Flow Allocation

13.10 Evaluating Allocation Across a User Model

13.11 Taking Allocation to the Next Step

13.12 Summary

13.13 Questions

14 Customizing SysML for Specific Domains

14.1 Overview

14.2 Defining Model Libraries to Provide Reusable Constructs

14.3 Defining Stereotypes to Extend Existing SysML Concepts

14.4 Extending the SysML Language Using Profiles

14.5 Applying Profiles to User Models in Order to Use Stereotypes

14.6 Applying Stereotypes When Building a Model

14.7 Summary

14.8 Questions PartIII Modeling Examples

15 Water Distiller Example Using Functional Analysis

15.1 Stating the Problem

15.2 Defining the Model-Based Systems Engineering Approach

15.3 Organizing the Model

15.4 Establishing Requirements

15.5 Modeling Behavior

15.6 Modeling Structure

15.7 Analyzing Peformance

15.8 Modifying the Original Design

15.9 Summary

15.10 Questions

16. Residential Security System Example Using the Object-Oriented Systems Engineering Method (OOSEM)

16.1 Method Overview

16.2 Residential Security Example Overview and Project Setup

16.3 Applying the Method to Specify and Design the System

16.4 Summary

16.5 Questions Part IV Transitioning to Model-Based Systems Engineering

17. Integrating SysML into a Systems Development Environment

17.1 Understanding System Model’s Role in a Systems Development Environment

17.2 Integrating the System Modeling Tool with Other Tools

17.3 Data Exchange Mechanisms in an Integrated Systems Development Environment

17.4 Selecting a System Modeling Tool

17.5 Summary

17.6 Questions

18. Deploying SysML into an Organization

18.1 Improvement Process

18.2 Summary

18.3 Questions

A Practical Guide to SysML Author Information

By Sanford Friedenthal, Principal Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Alan Moore, Architecture Modeling Specialist, The MathWorks, Ltd.; and Rick Steiner, Engineering Fellow, Raytheon Integrated Defense Services

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