Senior Principal Engineer, Whirlpool Corporation
Greg Gasterski is Senior Principal Engineer at Whirlpool Corporation. He received academic degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Physics from the University of Pittsburgh and the Clarion University of Pennsylvania. His field of expertise includes product design, design of experiments, six sigma, product development.
Appliances are expected to perform at higher levels due to increased regulatory requirements, greater connectivity, and greater competition in the marketplace. Quick delivery to market in a predictable time is needed to win with consumers before competitors do. Large global companies have to control parts proliferation to create global leverage. These are just a few of the reasons Whirlpool Corporation is taking a model-based System Engineering approach to managing the complexity of designing appliances by using the SysML modeling language. SysML’s basic practices for describing systems are object oriented and model centric. The SysML model provides the description for requirements, functions, behaviors, and structures of any physical and software solution. When we can integrate the SysML model with our modeFRONTIER performance models, we can unleash the power of architecture management with the system performance optimization of different solutions while showing that requirements are satisfied.
This presentation will begin by describing the links within SysML that allow traceability between the project requirements and the hardware/software solutions that will satisfy those requirements. An overview of the links allowing traceability between the modeFRONTIER system performance models and the requirements will follow. In addition, this will include techniques and practices that highlight the linkage between the SysML parametrics and the modeFRONTIER performance models.