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Life-cycle energy optimisation for sustainable vehicle design
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, VinnExcellence Center for ECO2 Vehicle design.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0176-5358
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1855-5437
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Environmental Strategies Research (fms).
Swerea SICOMP, Sweden.
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2014 (English)In: FISITA World Automotive Congress, 2014Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A methodology is presented in this paper, in which the trade-offs in energy between vehicle production, operational performance and end-of-life are formulated as a mathematical problem that may be optimised. This methodology enables the consideration of the life-cycle environmental impact, through the proxy of life-cycle energy, in the very first stages of transport vehicle design where it can be concurrently balanced with other functionalities. The methodology is illustrated through a sandwich panel design case study. The optimisation results for this case demonstrate that a design solution does exist, which meets functional requirements with a minimum life-cycle energy cost. They also highlight that a pure lightweight design may result in a solution, which is sub-optimal from a life cycle point-of-view. 

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-159509OAI: diva2:785389
FISITA 2014 World Automotive Congress takes 2-6 June 2014 Maastricht, the Netherlands

QC 20151210

Available from: 2015-02-02 Created: 2015-02-02 Last updated: 2016-08-22Bibliographically approved

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