Modelling for Force Design

Modelling for conceptual design (for force design) requires a different approach since functions, not the physical, are being modelled.

Models and simulations have always played an
important role in engineering and systems engineering.
Physical scale models, full-sized models, and computer
models are commonly used in all forms of engineering
and design. In recent times, interest in modelling has
increased to span the full system lifecycle and there has
been a significant focus on Model-based Systems
Engineering (MBSE). The extension of formal modelling
into all phases, and particularly the conceptual design
phase, of a system development is a significant step and
proponents of MBSE suggest that it will provide
considerable benefits. However, modelling for conceptual
design (for force design) requires a different approach
since functions are being modelled, not physical system
elements.