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Model for Sustainable Product Design Using Modeling, Simulation, and Service

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

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June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015





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Green and Sustainable Manufacturing Education

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26.1159.1 - 26.1159.15



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Devdas Shetty University of the District of Columbia

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Dr. Devdas Shetty
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008;Tel: 202 274 5033(off)

Dr. Devdas Shetty serves as dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia, where he is also a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Shetty previously served as Dean of Engineering at Lawrence Technological Institute, MI and Dean of Research at the University of Hartford, CT. At the University of Hartford he was the founding chair-holder of the distinguished Vernon D. Roosa Endowed Professorship. As the Director of the Engineering Applications Center, he had set up partnership with more than 50 industries. He also held positions at the Albert Nerkin School of Engineering at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City.

Dr. Shetty is the author of 3 books, and more than 225 scientific articles, and papers. His textbooks on Mechatronics and Product Design are widely used around the world. His work has been cited for contribution to the understanding of surface measurement, intellectual achievements in mechatronics and contributions to product design. He has five Patents for inventions that involve interdisciplinary areas of mechanical engineering, design and computer science. Dr. Shetty has led several successful multi institutional engineering projects. In partnership with Albert Einstein College, he invented the mechatronics process for supporting patients with ambulatory systems for rehabilitation. Major honors received by Professor Shetty include the James Frances Bent Award for Creativity, the Edward S. Roth National Award for Manufacturing from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineer Faculty Award, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Honor Award. He is an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also is the author of Mechatronics System Design, published by Cengage Learning, now in its second edition.


Dr. Suhash Ghosh
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Hartford, Connecticut,
CT 06107 &

Prof. Claudio Campana
Research Engineer
Engineering Applications Center
University of Hartford,
West Hartford, CT 06117

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Claudio Campana University of Hartford

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Mr. Claudio Campana is a Research Engineer at the Engineering Applications Center and Adjunct Professor Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering Technology and Architecture at the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT. He holds a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hartford and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University. His areas of research include Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing, Online inspection / supervision of manufacturing process and Mechatronics Design and Instrumentation. He has undertaken numerous research projects which includes laser and vision based non-contact instrumentation for inspection of manufacturing processes and mechatronic instrumentation for test systems and motion control for rehabilitation device.

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Suhash Ghosh University of Hartford

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Dr. Ghosh has been actively working in the areas of advanced laser manufacturing processes modeling and simulations for the past 12 years. His particular areas of interests are thermal, structural and materials modeling/simulation using Finite Element Analysis tools. His areas of interests also include Mechanical Design and Metrology.

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MODEL FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN USING MODELING,SIMULATION AND SERVICEAbstract— The requirement to develop sustainable product is one of the key challenges of 21 st century. Thereis an increasing pressure to adopt a more sustainable approach to product design and manufacture.Sustainability in design and manufacturing has a lot to do with “doing better with less,” and embracing abroader view of product development – looking at the full lifecycle of the product and the impact that itsdesign, manufacture, use, and retirement can have across not only on business, but on the environment andsociety, as well. Organizations that are actively engaged in sustainable product design and development citeimpressive levels of improvement over their poorer performing peers in product innovation, quality, safetyand revenue growth alongside anticipated environmental and energy gains. Research confirms that embracingsustainability in product design and manufacturing not only yields environmental improvements, but offerskey business benefits. In addition, environmental and/or societal benefits must be paired with financialbenefits in order to truly succeed. Furthermore, the process of rethinking a product’s design so that it is moredurable or more easily recycled; or so that it contains fewer parts, less packaging or more recycled content –also drives innovation and quality improvement.The paper describes a new model that identifies sustainability related performance measures in terms offinancial and non-financial measures. The most important non-financial measure is quality of design andevaluation of the product in an academic setting.. Using mutiphysics modeling approach and using COMSOLsoftware, the quality parameters are optimized. The paper also shows different examples of a sensor basedproduct design. An in-depth study of capacitance sensor based product based is illustrated.Index Terms—Sustainable design, modeling, design for service I

Shetty, D., & Campana, C., & Ghosh, S. (2015, June), Model for Sustainable Product Design Using Modeling, Simulation, and Service Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24496

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