This paper proposes a design support method for improving the recyclability of electronic and electrical products. The method estimates the recycling rate of a product based on its end-of-life scenario. The method supports a designer in generating design alternatives that increase the rate by conducting impact analysis with the change of material composition and end-of-life scenario. The method suggests design alternatives with the constraint of keeping the other performance factors (e.g.; flexural strength and thermal conductivity) constant by adjusting the geometric parameters (e.g.; thickness and volume) of the components.
- Design alternative
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering