This paper presents a technique to analyze the design efficiency of a product at both ends of the life-cycle. The design efficiency is measured using a Design for Disassembly Index (DfDI). DfDI uses a disassembly tree (DT) which relies on the structural blueprint of a product. The DT can be used to identify precedent relationships that define the structural constraints in terms of the order in which components can be retrieved. DfDI can be used to compare the merits and drawbacks of different product designs. The index offers designers with an important measure to help improve future products. We provide a comprehensive procedure for developing the index and demonstrate its application through an example.
Disassembly index (DfDI), Disassembly tree (DT)
Recycling (Waste (etc.))
Copyright 1999, Surendra M. Gupta
Gupta M. Surendra
Gupta, Surendra M. and Veerakamolmal, Pitipong, "Designing electronic products for disassembly using cost/benefit analysis" (1999). . Paper 37. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10014032
Click button above to open, or right-click to save.