Product modularization and evaluation based on lifecycle scenarios

Shinichi Fukushige, Keita Tonoike, Yoichiro Inoue, Yasushi Umeda

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Abstract

A product's lifecycle can be described explicitly as a lifecycle scenario, and the product should be designed to realize a scenario that minimizes its environmental load over the entire product lifecycle. This paper proposes a method of modular design that links the lifecycle scenario to appropriate product architecture by modularizing components that are suitable for the same life cycle options such as recycling, maintenance, reuse and upgrade. We also propose an index for evaluating and comparing efficiency in resource circulation for modular products derived from various life cycle scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2009 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2009 Dec 22009 Dec 4

Other

Other5th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2009
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period09/12/209/12/4

Keywords

  • Lifecycle design
  • Lifecycle scenario
  • Modular design
  • Resource efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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