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Proceedings of CAD'16, 2016, 60-64
A Design-to-sustainability Platform based on Functional Representations and Simplified Geometric Layouts
Abstract. The actual industrial scenario is characterized by a strong competitiveness extended to global markets and, at the same time, a growing attention to resource consumption and optimization. In this context, optimization in respect with product /system performance is one of the biggest challenges for modern manufacturing industry, independently from the specific industrial sector or country. However, traditionally cost and environmental issues are rarely considered as design drivers from the earliest design stages, but are rather a design output. As a consequence, design is developed without considering such issues and numerous process iterations occur when targets are not respected. The main reason of late analyses is due to the lack of sustainability-oriented design strategies and effective supporting tools for estimating cost and environmental impacts from the conceptual design.
Keywords. design-to-cost, functional design, CAD-based tool, lifecycle approach, sustainability.