Development of an information model for the integration of product design and sustainability evaluation

Heng Zhang, Utpal Roy

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Sustainability evaluation is an important activity for product designers to make "green" decisions when applying the rules for "Design for Sustainability". It allows the designers to have a quantifiable conception of sustainability about his/her design in the real time. The successful evaluation mechanisms necessitate a closed and complete information integration between the product design methodology and sustainability evaluation techniques. In this paper, we propose an integration framework, which brings the environmental impact assessment into the early product design stages for design sustainability analysis. An information model, which is based on the current CAD systems, has been developed to link the essential components in the framework for building a successful green product design system. A case study that simulates a part design scenario has been given to demonstrate the use of the proposed information model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication34th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791846285
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014 - Buffalo, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 20 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume1A

Other

OtherASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBuffalo
Period8/17/148/20/14

Keywords

  • CAD system
  • Design for sustainability
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Information modeling
  • Product design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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