An Integrated Approach in Designing Modularity for End-of- Life Vehicle Recovery
Keywords:Modularity, Automotive Component. Reuse, Recovery
AbstractAppropriate handling of end-of-life vehicles is necessary in addressing environmental sustainability. To date, a number of methods and measures for designing and developing modular products have been generated, aimed at facilitating the separation of parts/components into independent modules for reuse, remanufacturing and recycling. This paper review and analyses existing methods and measures for product modularization that deal with product complexity in terms of product architecture, functionality and design. An effective method must be able to verify and validate the proposed modularization process and their results. Therefore, this paper presents an on-going research for a practical and integrated approach for modularity optimisation based on qualitative and quantitave measures capable of validating the developed modules. Findings from the study which was conducted on a national car door assembly can be used to furtehr enhance the design for ease of reuse and remanufacture.
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