A Functional Approach to Life Cycle Simulation for System of Systems

Kazune Kawakami*, Shinichi Fukushige, Hideki Kobayashi

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Life cycle simulation (LCS) evaluates dynamic material flows in the life cycles of a single product family. However, in reality, there are various interactions between different product life cycles, such as demand substitution among different types of products and the global reuse of components in other products. In this paper, an entire system consisting of multi-kind product life cycles is regarded as a system of systems (SoS), which is an assemblage of systems where each system possesses operational and managerial independence. This paper proposes an LCS system for SoS that will support engineers in making decisions about system management through describing and simulating interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-115
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event24th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, CIRP LCE 2017 - Kamakura, Japan
Duration: 2017 Mar 82017 Mar 10


  • function model
  • life cycle simulation
  • system of systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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