SYSTEMATIC DETERMINATION OF SECONDARY WEIGHT IMPROVEMENTS
Weight optimization methods are a key approach of sustainable product engineering. Nevertheless, they may lead to unforeseeable secondary effects in multi-dimensional optimization steps. Especially, secondary weight improvements arising from primary ones seem to bring weight optimization to a higher level. This contribution proposes a holistic approach where the identification and handling of these secondary improvement are represented through the introduction of weight impact factors. This first approach shows the calculation of these improvements for simply hierarchically decomposed system.