Through-Lifecycle Whole-Design Optimisation Using Software Deployment Toolchains

J. Gopsill*, B. Hicks

*Corresponding author for this work

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Through-Lifecycle Whole Design Design Optimisation is widely considered one of the future approaches to solving design problems featuring prominently in Model-Based Systems Engineering, Set-Based Design and Digital Twins. Yet, design optimisation remains siloed optimising for design subsets. In this paper, we review academic literature and a series of case studies to uncover the challenges in achieving Through-Lifecycle Whole Design Design Optimisation. This is followed by action research that has investigated the application of software deployment toolchains to overcome the challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - May 2022
Event17th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2022 - Virtual, Online, Croatia
Duration: 23 May 202226 May 2022


Conference17th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2022
CityVirtual, Online

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The work has been undertaken as part of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grants – EP/R032696/1 and EP/V05113X/1 – and Digital Engineering and Technology & Innovation (DETI) project.

Publisher Copyright:
© The Author(s), 2022.


  • design optimisation
  • model-based systems engineering (MBSE)
  • optimisation


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