International Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing
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International Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing (2 papers in press)
An Evaluation approach for modules developed from Design Structure Matrix by Ying LI, Baosheng Ying, Zhijun Rong, Binbin DAN, Ming LI, Feng XIANG Abstract: The main characteristics of its components and their interaction are represented in products architecture. A modular architecture can enhance the whole design cycle of a product. The idea of module identification is to minimize interactions between modules and maximize component interconnection within each module. Clustering DSM is a popular analysis technique for modularity. To assess the clustering efficiency, a new index of Cce is tendered to deal with a numerical DSM, as well as a binary DSM. A case study of a motorcycle engine of 17 parts is analyzed using the proposed assessment to get a better clustering result, which validates the feasibility of the evaluation approach. Keywords: Design Structure matrix; product architecture; clustering assessment.
Water Footprint Assessment for Iron and Steel Production based on Life Cycle and Input-Output Method by Qi Yin, Feng Xiang, YuanYuan Huang, GuoZhang Jiang Abstract: The related researches about energy saving and emission reduction (ESER) of iron and steel products are mostly focus on power or raw material, such as carbon footprint assessment (CFS), and rarely involves water. According to the view of water environment protection, the main index for water footprint assessment (WFA) is proposed in this paper. The concept and methodology of the production water footprint is advanced into life cycle WFA, a life cycle assessment & economic input-output method (LCA & EIO) are introduced to analyze the WFA process, which is mainly depending on grey water footprint, blue water footprint. Finally, a WFA case of iron and steel products is studied and several ESER methods are suggested. Keywords: energy saving and emission reduction (ESER); water footprint assessment (WFA); life cycle assessment (LCA); economic input-output (EIO).