Proposal of an integrated design environment for scenario-based lifecycle design

Shinichi Fukushige*, Takeshi Matsuura, Eisuke Kunii, Yasushi Umeda

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Minimizing environmental loads and costs throughout a product lifecycle requires appropriate lifecycle design. Design of a product lifecycle involves planning lifecycle strategies, evaluating them from various viewpoints and optimizing the overall picture. Product lifecycle strategy can be planned explicitly by describing lifecycle scenarios at an early stage of lifecycle design and the product should be designed to realize the scenario. This paper proposes a design environment for scenario-based lifecycle design. The main approach is to define a representational scheme of a product and its lifecycle in order to integrate them. Our method links a lifecycle model to appropriate product architecture and manages the consistency between them. A case study indicates that the relationship between the lifecycle and the product model is successfully represented on a computer and designers can design a product and its lifecycle in an integrated manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalSeimitsu Kogaku Kaishi/Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • CAD
  • Lifecycle design
  • Lifecycle scenario
  • Lifecycle simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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