A tool to estimate materials and manufacturing energy for a product
Author(s)Duque Ciceri, Natalia; Gutowski, Timothy G.; Garetti, M.
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This study proposes an easy-to-use methodology to estimate the materials embodied energy and manufacturing energy for a product. The tool requires as input the product's Bill of Materials and the knowledge on how these materials are processed (or an educated guess); the resulting output represents the sum of all the energy inputs into a product system in the form of a value range on the energy requirements of the product during its beginning of life. This includes extraction of materials, processing, and manufacture of the final product.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division
Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems & Technology (ISSST)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Duque Ciceri, N., T. G. Gutowski, and M. Garetti. “A Tool to Estimate Materials and Manufacturing Energy for a Product.” IEEE, 2010. 1–6. Web.©2010 IEEE.
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INSPEC Accession Number: 11416364