Title: EDAS: Software for End-of-Life Disassembly Analysis
Authors: Feri Afrinaldi, Muhamad Zameri Mat Saman, Awaluddin Mohamed Shaharoun
Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Andalas University, Limau Manis, Padang – 25163, Indonesia. ' Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, University Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia. ' Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, University Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Abstract: In recent years, many countries have developed legislations which are aimed to force manufacturers to recycle their products at the end of their life. However, before end-of-life products can be recycled, end-of-life disassembly needs to be in place. It entails large amounts of capital expenditure and time. Besides this, product designers also do not have experience in disassembling and recycling to determine the impact of various design aspects on difficulty at the disassembly stage. Therefore, there is a need for a tool to analyse the disassemblability and recyclability. This paper proposes software named as EDAS to fulfil those needs.
Keywords: disassembly analysis; disassemblability; disassembly sequences; end-of-life products; recycling; recyclability.
International Journal of Sustainable Design, 2010 Vol.1 No.3, pp.257 - 277
Published online: 20 Nov 2010 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article