Analysis and control of complex collaborative design systems

S. F. Qin, G. Sun
2006 International Journal of General Systems  
Abstracts: This paper presents a novel method for modelling the complexity of collaborative design systems based on its analysis and proposes a solution to reducing complexity and improving performance of such systems. The interaction and interfacing properties among many components of a complex design system are analysed from different viewpoints and then a complexity model for collaborative design is established accordingly. In order to simplify complexity and improve performance of
more » ... rmance of collaborative design, a general solution of decomposing a whole system into sub-systems and using unified interface mechanism between them has been proposed. This proposed solution has been tested with a case study. It has been shown that the proposed solution is meaningful and practical.
doi:10.1080/03081070600661101 fatcat:fazw5r4nwre7jk3zdejk5ejfdm