Model-based System and Architecture Engineering with the Arcadia Method - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785481697

Model-based System and Architecture Engineering with the Arcadia Method

1st Edition

Authors: Jean-Luc Voirin
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785481697
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 1st December 2017
Page Count: 388
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This book presents ARCADIA—a tooled method devoted to systems and architecture engineering, especially for those dealing with strong constraints to be reconciled (cost, performance, safety, security, reuse, consumption, weight). The book describes the detailed reasoning necessary to: understand the real customer need; define and share the product architecture among all engineering stakeholders; early validate its design and justify it; and ease and master integration, validation, verification and qualification (IVVQ).

Key Features

  • Offers a comprehensive examination of systems engineering, including the use of models to support it
  • Not only yet another book on modeling, but rather a journey in systems engineering, enlightening the use of models to support it.
  • Focuses on solitary modeling tasks while also covering prime collaborations between engineering stakeholders
  • Examines modeling techniques to capture and share architecture and to early verify it against need and non-functional constraints
  • Addresses subjects not usually covered by model-based system engineering (MBSE) methods, such as co-engineering with specialties, system/sub-system co-engineering, integration verification and validation
  • Features a powerful, dedicated tool (Capella)
  • Covers a range of topics, including an introduction to system engineering issues, an introduction to MBSE, a presentation of the method for beginners and a handy reference manual for advanced users


Schools and universities teaching system engineering, modeling; students, academics and researchers, tool editors and vendors, industry practitioners

Table of Contents

Part 1. Foundations of the Method: General Approach and Major Prospects
1. Motivations, Background and Introduction to Arcadia
2. Main Perspectives Structuring the Modeling Approach
3. Adaptation to Project Context and Life Cycle
4. General Approach to Functional Analysis
5. Operational Analysis
6. System Needs Analysis
7. Definition of the Principle Architecture or Logical Architecture
8. Definition of the Finalized Architecture or Physical Architecture
9. Definition of Implementation, Development,Acquisition and Integration Contracts

Part 2. Method in Action: Using Engineering Models
10. Mixing Viewpoints: Analysis and Specialties
11. Requirements Engineering and Modeling
12. Integration, Verification and Validation Approach
13. Articulation between Engineering Levels
14. System Supervision, States and Modes
15. Contribution to Product Line Engineering

Part 3. Encyclopedia of the Language and Glossary of the Concepts of Arcadia
16. Introduction to Arcadia Modeling Language
17. Concepts of Functional and Operational Description
18. Concepts of States and Modes
19. Concepts of Structural Description
20. Links between Functional and Structural Descriptions
21. Data Exchange Concepts and Links with Functional and Structural Concepts
22. Additional Concepts
23. Building the Global Model


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About the Author

Jean-Luc Voirin

Jean-Luc Voirin is currently in charge of technical strategy, new methods definition and deployment/coaching in large programs of systems & software engineering and architectures, along with the definition of toolsuites able to support these new practices, at Thales Group level.

Affiliations and Expertise

Thales Corporate Engineering, France