Text icon  TALAT Lecture 2110.01: Automobile brake rotor - LCA in product design

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Description: This lecture imparts knowledge about the production and casting of SiC-particle reinforced aluminium metal matrix composite - PMMC (SiCAl7SiMg); use of Life Cycle Analysis. It provides insight to how to redesign a product using life cycle thinking and LCA to minimize the ecological side effects; the importance of having a thoroughly knowledge about the product's life and its environmental impact. Some knowledge of the concept of the product information structure - "the chromosomes" and familiarity with LCA methodology is assumed.
Keywords: design • product • automobile brake system • topological structure • wheel design • brake rotor • calliper • specifications • PMMC • environmental performance • particle reinforced aluminium • production • casting • life cycle analysis • energy consumption • material consumption • safety • pollution
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Applications > Transport
Other topics > Health & safety
Other topics > Design
Other topics > Environment
Other topics > Life cycle analysis
Created by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
Sigurd Støren, The Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim
Tor Bakkelund, The Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim
Published by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
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Date created: 01 January 1994
Date added: 24 September 2009
Resource ID: 2133