Overview of Design for Environment tools and investigation of their application potential within vehicle design and development processes
(English)Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
This paper provides a compilation of 31 Design for Environment (DfE) tools that are available today and investigates the potential of those tools to be used during vehicle design processes. The assessment is based on a variety of parameters that cover methodological characteristics of the identified tools but also aspects that are relevant from a vehicle design perspective. The results show that product developers have a rich and diverse toolbox where suitable tools can be selected. When it comes to vehicle design, combinations of DfE tools have the potential to capture the parameters and requirements considered. The paper identifies a need for tools that manage to integrate a multi-criteria perspective related to vehicle design i.e. by incorporating environmental, functional, economic, stakeholder’s and regulation requirements but also for tools that provide possibilities for integration into engineering tools.
Design for Environment tools, DfE, ecodesign tools, vehicle design, product development
Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-134803OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-134803DiVA: diva2:668114
Paper submitted to the Journal of Engineering Design. QS 20132013-11-282013-11-282013-12-04Bibliographically approved