July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Manufacturing Division Technical Session - Online and Remote Learning Communities
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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