Systems Engineering in Research and Industrial Practice

Foundations, Developments and Challenges

  • Josip Stjepandić
  • Nel Wognum
  • Wim J. C. Verhagen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Josip Stjepandić, Nel Wognum, Wim J. C. Verhagen
      Pages 3-15
  3. Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Wojciech Skarka, Katarzyna Jezierska-Krupa, Ryszard Skoberla
      Pages 53-88
    3. John P. T. Mo, Ronald C. Beckett
      Pages 89-114
    4. Fredrik Elgh, Joel Johansson
      Pages 115-145
    5. Peter Hehenberger, David Bradley, Abbas Dehghani, Patrick Traxler
      Pages 177-207
    6. Margherita Peruzzini, Stefan Wiesner
      Pages 209-232
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Fabien Pfaender, Egon Ostrosi, Alain-Jérôme Fougères, Bin He
      Pages 235-263
    3. Margherita Peruzzini, Stefan Wiesner
      Pages 265-296
    4. John P. T. Mo, Songlin Ding
      Pages 297-331
    5. Timo Wekerle, Luís Gonzaga Trabasso, Luís E. V. Loures da Costa
      Pages 333-368
    6. Alain Biahmou
      Pages 369-400
  5. Current Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Wim J. C. Verhagen, Josip Stjepandić, Nel Wognum
      Pages 403-420

About this book


This book details the foundations, new developments and methods, applications, and current challenges of systems engineering (SE). It provides key insights into SE as a concept and as an approach based on the holistic view on the entire lifecycle (requirements, design, production, and exploitation) of complex engineering systems, such as spacecraft, aircraft, power plants, and ships.

Written by leading international experts, the book describes the achievements of the holistic, transdisciplinary approach of SE as state of the art both in research and practice using case study examples from originating at universities and companies such as Airbus, BAE Systems, BMW, Boeing, and COMAC.

The reader obtains a comprehensive insight into the still existing challenges of the concept of SE today and the various forms in which SE is applied in a variety of areas.


Systematic Ideation Risk Mitigation Product-Service Systems Complexity Management Lifecycle Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Josip Stjepandić
    • 1
  • Nel Wognum
    • 2
  • Wim J. C. Verhagen
    • 3
  1. 1.PROSTEP AGDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Aerospace Engineering, Air Transport and OperationsTU DelftDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Aerospace Engineering, Air Transport and OperationsTU DelftDelftThe Netherlands

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