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[In this chapter, the motivation for this book is given. The analysis process of socio-technical systems based on data and models is examined from the perspective of uncertainty. The synthesis process of systems based on models and/or intuition leads to the important concepts of function and...
[The goal of this chapter is to define different types of uncertainty in technical systems and to provide a unified terminology for this book. Indeed, uncertainty comes in different disguises. The first distinction is made with respect to the knowledge on the source of uncertainty: stochastic...
[This chapter serves as an introduction to the main topic of this book, namely to master uncertainty in technical systems. First, the difference of our approach to previous ones is highlighted. We then discuss process chains as an important type of technical systems, in which uncertainty...
[This chapter describes the various approaches to analyse, quantify and evaluate uncertainty along the phases of the product life cycle. It is based on the previous chapters that introduce a consistent classification of uncertainty and a holistic approach to master the uncertainty of technical...
[Uncertainty affects all phases of the product life cycle of technical systems, from design and production to their usage, even beyond the phase boundaries. Its identification, analysis and representation are discussed in the previous chapter. Based on the gained knowledge, our specific approach...
[This chapter describes three general strategies to master uncertainty in technical systems: robustness, flexibility and resilience. It builds on the previous chapters about methods to analyse and identify uncertainty and may rely on the availability of technologies for particular systems, such...
[Bertolt Brecht once closed a text with the words “We are disappointed to see the curtain close and all questions are left unanswered” . In this book, it has become clear that uncertainty is immanent in the product life cycle of technical systems in mechanical engineering from (B) production,...
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