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Computational algorithm to evaluate product disassembly cost index
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Paper Abstract

Environmentally conscious manufacturing is an important paradigm in today's engineering practice. Disassembly is a crucial factor in implementing this paradigm. Disassembly allows the reuse and recycling of parts and products that reach their death after their life cycle ends. There are many questions that must be answered before a disassembly decision can be reached. The most important question is economical. The cost of disassembly versus the cost of scrapping a product is always considered. This paper develops a computational tool that allows decision-makers to calculate the disassembly cost of a product. The tool makes it simple to perform 'what if' scenarios fairly quickly. The tool is Web based and has two main parts. The front-end part is a Web page and runs on the client side in a Web browser, while the back-end part is a disassembly engine (servlet) that has disassembly knowledge and costing algorithms and runs on the server side. The tool is based on the client/server model that is pervasively utilized throughout the World Wide Web. An example is used to demonstrate the implementation and capabilities of the tool.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4569, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing II, (11 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455280
Show Author Affiliations
Ibrahim Zeid, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Surendra M. Gupta, Northeastern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4569:
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing II
Surendra M. Gupta, Editor(s)

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