By Shozo Takata, Yasushi Umeda
Lifestyles cycle engineering bargains with applied sciences for moving the from mass construction and mass intake paradigm to closed loop production paradigm, within which required features are supplied for patrons with the minimal volume of construction. This topic is mentioned from many of the points, reminiscent of lifestyles cycle layout, layout for surroundings, reduce/reuse/recycle, lifestyles cycle overview, and sustainable enterprise models.
Advances in lifestyles Cycle Engineering for Sustainable production companies gathers jointly papers from the 14th CIRP existence Cycle Engineering convention. This convention is the longest operating annual assembly within the box, within which papers are provided relating to advancements of innovative applied sciences, proposals of latest suggestions, and popular case experiences.
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For each one of the two products lifecycles, we identify the components that impact the most, and also precisely which phases contribute the more to the impact. The designer has then the possibility to progressively zoom into the model and focus on the environmental hot spots, to finally identify the lifecycle bricks that may need to be reworked. 4 Conclusion Designers need to be able to easily model recovery strategies and to obtain quick results related to the design alternatives they envisaged.
These sub tools provide workspaces to describe easily scenarios for a designer. Moreover, there are two databases Describe Life Cycle Flow Assess Life Cycle Scenario Objectives are satisfied ? No Yes End Figure 5: Process for describing life cycle scenario. for supporting description of life cycle flow and situation. These databases record templates of life cycle flow and situation. The other sub tools; Design Rationale Manager and Alternative Manager manage design rationales and alternatives as described in Section 4.
In a classical lifecycle, the performer knows exactly the system that is studied and usually can investigate some unlit points. During the design, not much information is available and strong assumptions have to be made, also because of the lack of 3R processes existing in the LCA databases. We have demonstrated it is worth the effort though. Indeed, formulating strong assumptions (such as considering the distribution channel as the same as the collect channel) guaranty a strong veracity in the conclusion that a recovery strategy can still be better than an end-of-pipe one.