A Multi-objective Tolerance Optimization Approach for Economic, Ecological, and Social Sustainability
Paper in proceedings, 2013

Sustainable design requires simultaneous consideration of the economic, ecological, and social consequences of design decisions. The selection of dimensional tolerances and materials are two such decisions that have impacts in all three of these areas. This article presents an optimization framework along with generalized models for considering sustainability and understanding how different aspects of sustainability may trade off with one another. A mobile phone design is used as a case study to demonstrate the strengths of the approach when varying manufacturing tolerance and material choice, and the results include three-dimensional Pareto frontiers illustrating the design tradeoffs.

Tolerance Analysis

Multi-objective Optimization

Sustainable Design

Author

Steven Hoffenson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Andreas Dagman

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Rikard Söderberg

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE)

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Production

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10/7/2017