Research of the Possibilities for Using and Linking TRIZ Methods with Systems Engineering

  • Ovidiu BielefeldEmail author
  • Vladimir Sizikov
  • Nadine Schlüter
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 572)


Increasing complexity and global competition are forcing product development to develop faster products that are marketable and innovative. Thereby, key issues are increasing product functionality and user-friendliness. The significant engineering contradiction is: How can user-friendliness of the products be optimized for the customer without adversely affecting the functionality of the product? This requires a systematic consideration of the interactions between the customer and the product as well as the effects and interactions of the functions within a product. TRIZ provides a variety of methods to analyze and solve problems, incl. resolving of engineering contradictions. In addition, an interdisciplinary and transparent model can be created with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) to improve product understanding.

The scope of this research is to combine the potential of MBSE with TRIZ in order to generate an optimal approach regarding implementation and networking from TRIZ function models in to a MBSE overall model. Based on the MBSE overall model both usability and system functionality (especially harmful function) should be considered.


TRIZ Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) System model Vacuum cleaner Engineering contradiction Function analysis Function model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ovidiu Bielefeld
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vladimir Sizikov
    • 2
  • Nadine Schlüter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WuppertalWuppertalGermany
  2. 2.Robert Thomas Metall- und Elektrowerke GmbH & Co. KGNeunkirchenGermany

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