Life-cycle energy optimisation for sustainable vehicle design
2014 (English)In: FISITA World Automotive Congress, 2014Conference paper (Other academic)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vehicle Engineering Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-159509OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-159509DiVA: diva2:785389
FISITA 2014 World Automotive Congress takes 2-6 June 2014 Maastricht, the Netherlands
QC 201512102015-02-022015-02-022016-08-22Bibliographically approved