Environmental conscious design: An introduction to EDST

Steven Y. Yu, Hong Chao Zhang, Atila Ertas

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Industrial companies are facing more pressure to improve the recyclability performance of their new designed products. The concept of Environmental Conscious Design (ECD) has been adopted to assist more concerning about the environmental impact of the products at the early stage of designing. This new trend requires that the design strategy should be modified to integrate environmental constraints. This paper develops an Environmental Design Support Tool (EDST) to help designers improve their product in aspect of the environment. The proposed EDST is capable of evaluating the new designed product in terms of environmental sustainability, i.e., material selection, recyclability evaluation, and disassemblability analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd Design for Manufacturing Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791880340
StatePublished - 1998
EventASME 1998 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1998 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Sep 13 1998Sep 16 1998

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference


ConferenceASME 1998 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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