An implemented framework to estimate manufacturing-related energy consumption in product design

Jérémy Bonvoisin, Sebastian Thiede, Daniel Brissaud, Christoph Herrmann

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Manufacturing systems energy efficiency and the embodied energy of products are highly commented topics nowadays. So far, despite their interrelated nature, they have unfortunately been considered to be quite different from each other. Consequently, on one hand, product design remains as an unrecognised influence on the energy consumption of a manufacturing system, and on the other hand, manufacturing energy efficiency is unrealistically estimated in the calculation of product embodied energy. The present article integrates the existing literature on manufacturing energy consumption models and sets up a conceptual framework to assess the energy consumption of manufacturing systems from a product design perspective. This framework was implemented in a prototype software workflow, which was proven to generate interesting results for ecodesi gn and cleaner production initiatives. It helps in deriving realistic energy consumption values that can be linked to concrete product or process parameters, and therefore allows the improvement of product manufacturing energy efficiency at both design and manufacturing stages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-880
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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