Analysis and optimisation of disassembly depth distribution: An application in electronic device redesign to reduce environmental impact at end-of-life

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Authors

External departments

  • Marche Polytechnic University

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings DESIGN 2008, the 10th International Design Conference
Pages377-386
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2008 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 19 May 200822 May 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings DESIGN 2008, the 10th International Design Conference

Conference

Conference10th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2008
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period19/05/0822/05/08
Publication type

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

The present paper proposes the application of a structured method for the analysis and reconfiguration of the disassembly depth distribution of components making up an electronic device with the aim of obtaining a generalised improvement in ease of disassembly, in relation to the necessity of reducing their environmental impact at end-of-life. As evidenced by the results from the case study, by means of an appropriate metric to assess the effectiveness of the distribution, the method provide information regarding the criticality of a system and make it possible to direct an intervention modifying the principal design parameters in a way that improves the overall efficiency of disassembly.