October 21, 2004
UNO 2004 Cliff Whitcomb
The arrangement of elements and subsystems and the allocation of functions to them to meet system requirements. (INCOSE)
The arrangement of function and feature that maximizes some objective. (Jack Ring)
The embodiment of concept, and the allocation of physical/informational function to elements of form and definition of structural interfaces among the elements. (Ed Crawley, MIT)
The arrangement of the functional elements into physical blocks. (Ulrich & Eppinger)
The interconnection and arrangement of function and feature that maximizes some objective.