|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Friday, November 8, 2013, 9:00 a.m.|
|PLACE:||MARC Building, 114|
|TITLE:||Using Model-Based Methods to Support Vehicle Analysis Planning|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Chris Paredis, Chair (ME)
Dr. Leon McGinnis (ME)
Dr. Judy Che (Ford Motor Company)
Vehicle performance simulations are becoming crucial to automotive designers wishing to better understand vehicle-level attributes and how they vary under different operating conditions. Such simulations require substantial planning and collaboration between multidisciplinary engineering teams. Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) can be used to make complex engineering tasks such as this more efficient. However, while the benefits of an MBSE approach have been demonstrated across many industries, they are often difficult to quantify and predict for specific processes. As a result, the cost of transitioning to an organization-wide MBSE approach can seem prohibitive, as capital must be invested into new software, training, and workflow practices.