Life cycle simulation system as an evaluation platform for multitiered circular manufacturing systems

Shozo Takata, Keisuke Suemasu, Keito Asai

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Abstract

A life cycle simulation (LCS)is a powerful tool for evaluating the life cycle scenarios of circular manufacturing. Although many LCSs have been developed so far, they were specific to particular scenarios and products. Therefore, we developed a general-purpose LCS system that can be used to evaluate various life cycle scenarios including multiple circulation paths such as closed-loop and cascade reuse and recycling. This system is useful for developing effective circular manufacturing systems with proper life cycle options. We applied it to a closed-loop and cascade reuse of lithium-ion batteries of electric vehicles in order to demonstrate its effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCIRP Annals
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Circular manufacturing
  • Lifecycle
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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