LC-CAD: A CAD system for life cycle design

Yasushi Umeda, Shinichi Fukushige, Eisuke Kunii, Yuki Matsuyama

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Abstract

In product life cycle design, a designer should design both a product and its life cycle. Although CAD systems for product design are popular, there are no CAD systems for life cycle design. This paper proposes LC-CAD (Life Cycle-CAD) that represents a product and its life cycle in an integrated manner, manages consistency between these two models, and describes changes of a product along its life cycle (e.g., a component is shredded into fragments of metal in a recycling process). LC-CAD also evaluates environmental, economic, and other performance of designed life cycle using life cycle simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-178
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CAD
  • Design
  • Lifecycle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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