A system dynamics approach to calculating the energy consumed in car component production

Stasinopoulos, P, Compston, P and Jones, H 2010, 'A system dynamics approach to calculating the energy consumed in car component production', in J. Wellnitz, A. Subic and M. Leary (ed.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of ICSAT 2010: Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2010, Ingolstadt, Germany, 24-26 February 2010, pp. 271-277.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A system dynamics approach to calculating the energy consumed in car component production
Author(s) Stasinopoulos, P
Compston, P
Jones, H
Year 2010
Conference name ICSAT 2010
Conference location Ingolstadt, Germany
Conference dates 24-26 February 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of ICSAT 2010: Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2010
Editor(s) J. Wellnitz, A. Subic and M. Leary
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Start page 271
End page 277
Total pages 7
Abstract Standard Life Cycle Assessment calculation procedures may be limited in their ability to reflect the reality of a product system because, typically values that are variable are assumed to be constant or to follow 'a fixed trajectory. This limitation can be overcome by using system dynamics, which is an approach in which the calculation tools allow the value of variables to change as the characteristics of the systems change. This paper presents an example that uses system dynamics approach to compare the energy consumed in producing car components from aluminium and steel.
Subjects Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-3-642-10798-6_33
Copyright notice © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
ISBN 9783642107962
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