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LCA – additional requirement for engineers

Toedter, Olaf; Weber, Philipp; Koch, Thomas

Abstract (englisch):
Academia, general public and policymakers insist on a more sustaina-ble economy. This also affects corporate govervance, which results in additional requirements for engineers, but also creates the need for suitable development tools. In order to holistically improve products, classical development processes have to be complemented by sustainability assessment. In this context, life cycle assessment (LCA) has played an increasingly important role in the past few years, sometimes amended by economic and social consideratons. This work provides insight into several approaches for sustainable development, both from the auto-motive industry as well as university research. The importance of modular, data-driven software tools is emphasized. In this context, a methodology is presented, which combines vehicle and powertrain simulation with an existing LCA tool-chain. This approach allows to assess new technology cornerstones based on pro-duction, usage and disposal. Using the example of lightweight design, the tradeoff between possibly increased manufacturing impact and reduced fuel con-sumption is shown. Hereby, the sensitivity towards individual user profiles (i. ... mehr



Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kolbenmaschinen (IFKM)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsdatum 28.02.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000131107
Erschienen in Internationaler Motorenkongress 2021
Veranstaltung 8. Internationaler Motorenkongress (2021), Baden-Baden, Deutschland, 23.02.2021 – 24.02.2021
Verlag Springer Verlag
Schlagwörter Life cycle assessment; engineering requirements; co-simulation
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