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Design for environment-a computer-based cooperative method to consider the entire life cycle

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4 Author(s)
R. Anderi ; Inst. of Comput. Integrated Design, Darmstadt Univ. of Technol., Germany ; B. Daum ; H. Weissmantel ; B. Wolf

In this paper, a new approach is introduced that supports a designer considering all environmental aspects of the entire product lifecycle. Within the scope of this project, a computer supported design environment is developed. By means of this software system, a designer can determine the environmental impact of all phases of a product lifecycle. In this way, he is able to reduce the total environmental impact which is caused by the various processes of the product life phases-such as raw material extraction, manufacturing, use, recycling and waste management. This is supported by the design environment which is based on a CORBA-system architecture and integrates the CAD-software, a design rule library, a comprehensive database with technical, economical and ecological data of materials, products and processes as well as a tool for assessing the environmental impact. The integration of all these systems is based on a coherent object oriented information model. The recycling phase is used as an example to explain the architecture of the design environment and the use of it by the designer

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Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, 1999. Proceedings. EcoDesign '99: First International Symposium On

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1-3 Feb 1999