MANAGEMENT OF ENERGY RELATED KNOWLEDGE IN INTEGRATED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT -- CONCEPT AND SELECTED INSTRUMENTS
DS 68-5: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 5: Design for X / Design to X, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark, 15.-19.08.2011
Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Malmqvist, J.
Author: Götze, Uwe; Leidich, Erhard; Bierer, Annett; Koehler, Susann
Section: Design for X, Design to X
Beside functionality, cost, quality, and so on, design engineers are facing a new challenge – the development of energy efficient products. Since especially in the early phases only few solid knowledge about the impacts of design alter¬natives on energy related figures like consumption, savings, or efficiency is available, the need for a systematic management of energy related knowledge is evident. For this purpose and on the basis of an integrated product development framework, the paper emphasizes the variety of energy related knowledge in product development, presents a concept for an energy related knowledge management and exemplifies its systematic identification, use, and development with help of development-concurrent energy calculations and a target energy management approach.