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The Engineering Design of Systems: Models and Methods
(5 customer reviews)
Systems engineering is the design of a complex interconnection of many elements to maximize performance. As such, the science relates to all fields of engineering. While systems engineering has always played an important role in industrial and military applications, advances in communications and computer technology have made this discipline especially relevant. This book introduces design methods and models used by systems engineers in the real world. It offer a comprehensive, integrated treatment that includes modeling, underlying design principles, and the process of optimization for peak performance.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1438272 in Books
- Published on: 2000
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.37" h x 1.12" w x 6.48" l, .0 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 462 pages
Most helpful customer reviews
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
Valuable systems engineering text
This book addresses systems engineering tools and methods needed for building complex systems. Our systems have gotten much more complex, more inter-coupled than they were decades ago --think of the recent (Summer '03) East Coast power failure. Systems Engineering tools, techniques, and education must progress to address the new complexity. This is why Buede's book is invaluable. He has digested much of the current state of thinking regarding systems engineering practices and concepts, and made them available.
This book reflects where systems engineering is going. It is written for practicing systems engineers who deal with complex systems, and for students who have someone leading them through the subject. Persons who engineer complex systems will find this book valuable.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
Provides a good basis for reviewing design methods
By Anthony Genna
This text provides an excellent reference text in the hands of a seasoned systems engineer. The generation of system functional flow diagrams and cost performance trade analysis is covered in detail. However, I found no correlation with set theory in chapter 4 with systems engineering design process. In my review of the text, I have found most components of the engineering process identified and covered in various amounts of detail. This text does not stand on it's own with respect to covering all aspects of the engineering design process. But then, neither do other texts I have reviewed.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
Best book on the subject
The subject of system engineering has many facets and paths to reach an implemented 'system'. This book covers the subject thoroughly and is supplemented with student problems. This book will give anyone a firm grounding in the formal approaches to the subject and a basis for moving into system engineering practice. Highly recommended.