Title: A tool to evaluate the impacts of an innovation on a product's recyclability rate by adopting a modular approach: automotive sector application

Authors: Julien Garcia; Dominique Millet; Pierre Tonnelier

Addresses: PSA Peugeot Citroën, Centre technique de Vélizy, VV009, route de Gizy, 78140 Vélizy Villacoublay, France ' SEATECH/SUPMECA-Université de Toulon, avenue de l'Université, BP 20132, 83957 La Garde Cedex, France ' PSA Peugeot Citroën, Centre technique de Vélizy, VV009, route de Gizy, 78140 Vélizy Villacoublay, France

Abstract: While the European regulation on the end-of-life (EoL) vehicle is more and more strict, the introduction of innovations makes the material composition of vehicles evolve and can lead to a risk for approval on the recoverability of the vehicle. We set up a preventive tool named OSIRIS to evaluate the impact of an innovation on the recyclability rate of a vehicle. The innovation teams and the vehicle project leaders can evaluate an impact trend. It is supported: 1) by a modular approach of the vehicle; 2) by simplifying assumptions for fixing a module; 3) by management of the EoL options. By testing this approach on a hybrid motorisation, we show that the uncertainty resulting from the simplifying hypothesis is <0.20% when the initial and innovative solutions have a mass difference <40-60 kg.

Keywords: vehicle recycling; recyclability rate; evaluation tool; innovation impact; automotive EoL management; end-of-life options; hybrid motorisation; modular approach; automobile industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2015.068143

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2015 Vol.67 No.2, pp.178 - 204

Available online: 15 Mar 2015 *

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