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Sustainable Green Design and Life Cycle Assessment for Engineering Education

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2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual Conference

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July 26, 2021

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July 26, 2021

End Date

July 19, 2022

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Manufacturing Division Technical Session - Online and Remote Learning Communities

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Manufacturing

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21

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https://peer.asee.org/37794

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Tzu-Liang Bill Tseng University of Texas at El Paso

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Dr. Bill Tseng is a Professor and Chair of Department of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering at the UTEP. He is also a Director of Research Institute for Manufacturing & Engineering Systems, the host institute of Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center at UTEP. He received his two MSIE degrees (MFG & DS/OR) from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa. Dr. Tseng is also a Certified Manufacturing Engineer from Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Dr. Tseng’s research area cover emergency management, systems engineering, computational intelligence/data analytics and cyber engineering technology. Over the years, he has served more than 10 million dollars as principle investigators sponsored by NSF, NIST, USDT, DoEd, KSEF and industry like LMCO, GM and Tyco Inc. Dr. Tseng delivered research results to many refereed journals such as IEEE Transactions, IIE Transactions, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Expert Systems with Applications and other conferences (over 260 refereed publications). He is currently serving as an editor of Journal of Computer Standards & Interfaces (CSI) and editor boards of International Journal of Data Mining, Modeling and Management (JDMMM) and American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM). He is currently a Senior Member of Institute of Industrial Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Division Chair of Manufacturing Division of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). He is also actively involved in several consortia activities.

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Md Fashiar Rahman The University of Texas at El Paso

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Md Fashiar Rahman is currently a doctoral student at the University of Texas at El Paso in Computational Science Program (CPS). He earned a Master of Science in computational science at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 2018. He has worked on a number of projects in the field of image data mining, machine learning and deep learning for industrial inspection & quality control. His research interests are in big data analytics, application of machine learning and deep learning for both complex system analysis and healthcare. Email: mrahman13@miners.utep.edu

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Richard Chiou Drexel University

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Dr. Richard Chiou is Associate Professor within the Engineering Technology Department at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His educational background is in manufacturing with an emphasis on mechatronics. In addition to his many years of industrial experience, he has taught many different engineering and technology courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. His tremendous research experience in manufacturing includes environmentally conscious manufacturing, Internet based robotics, and Web based quality. In the past years, he has been involved in sustainable manufacturing for maximizing energy and material recovery while minimizing environmental impact.

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Johnny C. Ho Columbus State University

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Johnny C. Ho is a Professor of Production and Operations Management at Columbus State University. He received his Ph.D. in the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has published over 55 articles in such journals as Naval Research Logistics, European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Computers & Operations Research, and Mathematical and Computer Modelling. Professor Ho received the Columbus State University Faculty Research and Scholarship Award in 1997, 2004, and 2008. He is a Certified Quality Auditor and Certified Quality Engineer through the American Society for Quality for more than 20 years. Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of Texas at El Paso and Truman State University.

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Abstract

Green design and product life cycle assessments (LCA) help us to quantify and understand the actual impact on nature, society, and the economy. Recognizing the importance of sustainability analysis, many manufacturing industries are working to build an environment for practicing the concept of green design and LCA in product development and commercialization. To further strengthen the emerging interest, this paper describes the development of class project modules in Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering (IMSE) department at The University of Texas at El Paso. The primary focus of these modules is to introduce the student to the concept of green design and LCA in the evaluation of the environmental impact of the manufacturing process. This enables a high interdisciplinary platform for research and class modules suitable to be used in the academic environment for hands-on students training. The modules are built on the ISO-guideline that includes: 1) Guidelines of green design; 2) The industrial process of sustainability analysis including the 3-D product development using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software; 3) Sustainability analysis of the 3-D soft product model, and 4) Assessment of product life cycle starting from the raw material phase to product end-of-life phase. SolidWorks sustainability tool and GaBi software are incorporated as the working platform of the aforementioned four modules. The effectiveness of the project modules is investigated by integrating them as special topics in the summer, 2020 course and measuring the student outcome using a rigorous pre and post student survey.

Keywords: Green Design, Life Cycle Assessment, SolidWorks Sustainability Tool, and GaBi

Tseng, T. B., & Rahman, M. F., & Chiou, R., & Ho, J. C. (2021, July), Sustainable Green Design and Life Cycle Assessment for Engineering Education Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37794

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