Modularisation of products makes re-use or update of some of its parts in the next product a greater possibility. Such re-use is preferable to material recycling when the corresponding energy consumption for recycling is a key environmental impact driver. Research has already been conducted into such an idea, and re-use is applied in cameras or copiers for example. Design engineers serve as an important source of opinion in the identification of potential modules. A fuzzy logic model consisting of a fuzzy measure, linguistic variables indicating the reliability of a data source, and a fuzzy integral is used.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||Design and Manufacture for Sustainable Development 2004 - Loughborough, UK United Kingdom|
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …
|Conference||Design and Manufacture for Sustainable Development 2004|
|Country||UK United Kingdom|
|Period||1/01/04 → …|
- Fuzzy sets
- Mathematical models
- Energy utilization
- Sustainable development
Baguley, P., Bramall, D., Maropoulos, P., & Page, T. (2004). The automation of sustainability via re-use, modularization, and fuzzy logic. 65-74. Paper presented at Design and Manufacture for Sustainable Development 2004, Loughborough, UK United Kingdom.