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SUPPORTING ENVIRONMENTALLY-BENIGN DESIGN ELUCIDATING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT PROPAGATION IN CONCEPTUAL DESIGN PHASE BY SAPPHIRE MODEL OF CAUSALITY

Acharya, Shakuntala and Chakrabarti, Amaresh (2015) SUPPORTING ENVIRONMENTALLY-BENIGN DESIGN ELUCIDATING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT PROPAGATION IN CONCEPTUAL DESIGN PHASE BY SAPPHIRE MODEL OF CAUSALITY. In: 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), JUL 27-31, 2015, Milan, ITALY.

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Abstract

Conceptual Design Phase is the most critical for design decisions and their impact on the Environment. It is also a phase of many `unknowns' making it flexible and allowing exploration of many solutions. Thus, it is a challenge to determine the most Environmentally-benign Solution or Concept to be translated in to a `good' product. The SAPPhIRE Model captures the various levels of abstractions present in Conceptual Design by Outcomes and defines a Solution-variant as a set of verifiable and quantifiable Outcomes. The Causality explains the propagation of Environmental Impact across Outcomes at varying levels of abstraction, suggesting that the Environmental Impact of an Outcome at a certain level can be represented as a collation of Environmental Impact information of all the Outcomes at each of its subsequent lower levels of abstraction. Thus a ball-park impact value can be associated with the higher-levels of abstraction, thereby supporting design decisions taken earlier on in Conceptual Design directing towards Environmentally-benign Design.

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Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the DESIGN SOC, UNIV STRATHCLYDE, DMEM, 75 MONTROSE ST, GLASGOW, GI 1XJ, ENGLAND
Keywords: Conceptual design; Decision making; Early design phases; Environmentally-benign Design; SAPPhIRE Model of Causality
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 05:27
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 05:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/53155

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