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MIT16_842F09_sw04 - The Influence of Architecture in Engineering Systems Student 5 Student 6 Student 7 2 October 2009 16.842/16.980/16.899 Fall

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The Influence of Architecture in Engineering Systems Student 5 Student 6 Student 7 2 October 2009 16.842/16.980/16.899 Fall 2009 1/15 October 2, 2009
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Contents • Definition of Architecture • Complexity and Emergence • Flexibility and Modularity • Discussion 16.842/16.980/16.899 Fall 2009 2/15 October 2, 2009
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What is architecture? • Abstract description of the entities of a system and the relationship between those entities Creates a hierarchy of functions and physical objects Functional Architecture Physical Architecture Technical Architecture Operational Architecture 16.842/16.980/16.899 Fall 2009 3/15 October 2, 2009
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Why is architecture important? Understand complex systems Design complex systems Manage complex systems during the operations phase and extension/upgrade phase Allows definition of Standards and Protocols for long-lived systems 16.842/16.980/16.899 Fall 2009 4/15 October 2, 2009
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Properties of Architectures • Robustness • Adaptability • Flexibility • Safety • Scalability 16.842/16.980/16.899 Fall 2009 5/15 October 2, 2009
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16.842/16.980/16.899 Fall 2009 October 2, 2009 6/15 Types of Architectures Architectures not limited to physical products Standards and Protocol architectures constrain physical architectures Organizational architectures can encourage or inhibit design of products Intellectual Frameworks impact product development Natural architectures of interest for design examples Source: ESD Architecture Committee, Daniel L. Whitney - chair. "The Influence of Architecture in Engineering Systems." Monograph, 1st Engineering Systems Symposium, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 29-31, 2004. Source: ESD Architecture Committee, Daniel L. Whitney - chair. "The Influence of Architecture in Engineering Systems." Monograph, 1st Engineering Systems Symposium, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 29-31, 2004.
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Complexity The paper focuses on the importance of system architecture as a tool for dealing with complex systems
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MIT16_842F09_sw04 - The Influence of Architecture in Engineering Systems Student 5 Student 6 Student 7 2 October 2009 16.842/16.980/16.899 Fall

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