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Development of Environmentally Sound Products in Industrial Application

Leibrecht, S. (2002):
Development of Environmentally Sound Products in Industrial Application.
In: 7th Hitech Symposium, Proceedings October 10, 2002, Piracicaba, [Book Section]

Abstract

The preservation of our environment is a very important and current topic. A major influence to our environment is the impact that is caused by all kind of products that we use. One approach to keep our ecological system in balance is to optimize the ecological behavior of the products by minimizing the ecological impacts. Such optimized products are called environmentally sound products. The development of environmentally sound products requires the consideration of processes and the emissions caused by the products throughout their entire life. Emissions must be determined during product design by simulating the entire product life. The optimum can be found by comparing different versions of the same product. New methods and tools are necessary during product development. The Collaborative Research Center 392 (SFB392) at the Technical University in Darmstadt is developing product development methods and tools for the development of environmentally sound products. The methods and tools are based on a full Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method, with a very high level of detail. The functionality is based on an object oriented information model, and is therefore extendable and adaptable to industrial boundary conditions. This contribution discusses requirements and approaches for the implementation of an integrated development tool, with a focus on the analysis of boundary conditions for the development of environmentally sound products. The topics include the motivation and need for such tools, requirements that are important for the application in industry, the effect to common product development and the attempt for a realization used in the SFB392.

Item Type: Book Section
Erschienen: 2002
Creators: Leibrecht, S.
Title: Development of Environmentally Sound Products in Industrial Application
Language: English
Abstract:

The preservation of our environment is a very important and current topic. A major influence to our environment is the impact that is caused by all kind of products that we use. One approach to keep our ecological system in balance is to optimize the ecological behavior of the products by minimizing the ecological impacts. Such optimized products are called environmentally sound products. The development of environmentally sound products requires the consideration of processes and the emissions caused by the products throughout their entire life. Emissions must be determined during product design by simulating the entire product life. The optimum can be found by comparing different versions of the same product. New methods and tools are necessary during product development. The Collaborative Research Center 392 (SFB392) at the Technical University in Darmstadt is developing product development methods and tools for the development of environmentally sound products. The methods and tools are based on a full Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method, with a very high level of detail. The functionality is based on an object oriented information model, and is therefore extendable and adaptable to industrial boundary conditions. This contribution discusses requirements and approaches for the implementation of an integrated development tool, with a focus on the analysis of boundary conditions for the development of environmentally sound products. The topics include the motivation and need for such tools, requirements that are important for the application in industry, the effect to common product development and the attempt for a realization used in the SFB392.

Title of Book: 7th Hitech Symposium, Proceedings October 10, 2002
Place of Publication: Piracicaba
ISBN: 85-901529-3-6
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Computer Integrated Design (DiK)
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2009 09:22
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