Title: Development of the integrated product information model for product sustainability assessment

Authors: Utpal Roy; Mehmet Murat Baysal; Mehmet I. Sarigecili; Mohannad Shuaib; Fazleena Badurdeen; I.S. Jawahir

Addresses: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, 263 Link Hall, Syracuse, NY, 13244, USA ' Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, 263 Link Hall, Syracuse, NY, 13244, USA ' Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, 263 Link Hall, Syracuse, NY, 13244, USA ' Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA ' Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA ' Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA

Abstract: The sustainability of a product is evaluated using the product sustainability index (ProdSI) methodology. This methodology is based on the total product life-cycle and a 6R approach. When it comes to product information models, it is difficult to extract required information to evaluate certain elements of ProdSI from the currently available geometry-based product data models. This paper discusses the development of an integrated product information model that will provide all such information, and will facilitate the ProdSI assessment process. The proposed model combines information about geometry and topology along with function, behaviour, manufacturing processes and product sustainability related information.

Keywords: sustainable manufacturing; product sustainability index; ProdSI; sustainability assessment; product information modelling; process modelling; product models; function representation; behaviour representation; materials modelling; materials representation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSM.2014.062495

International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, 2014 Vol.3 No.2, pp.156 - 169

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 09 Jun 2014 *

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