Life Cycle Networks

Proceedings of the 4th CIRP International Seminar on Life Cycle Engineering 26–27 June 1997, Berlin, Germany

  • F.-L. Krause
  • G. Seliger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Life Cycle Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. Seliger, K. Müller, H. Perlewitz
      Pages 3-16
    3. M. Abramovici, D. Gerhard, L. Langenberg
      Pages 17-31
    4. S. Haberland, A. Mager, A. Waltemath
      Pages 43-55
  3. Life Cycle Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Tomoyuki Hata, Fumihiko Kimura, Hiromasa Suzuki
      Pages 59-68
    3. H. Schott, H. Birkhofer, C. Grüner, F. Dannheim
      Pages 69-78
    4. H. Grabowski, R.-S. Lossack, A. Michelis
      Pages 79-91
    5. T. Tomiyama, Y. Umeda, D. R. Wallace
      Pages 92-103
  4. Design for Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. G. Fleischer, G. Rebitzer, U. Schiller, W.-P. Schmidt
      Pages 107-120
    3. J. Hesselbach, C. Herrmann, M. Kühn
      Pages 132-141
    4. J. Klose, G. Heinevetter, Th. Schön
      Pages 142-151
    5. S. Ritzén, J. Bäckmar, M. Norell
      Pages 152-162
    6. H. Schott, C. Grüner, K. Büttner, Wirtsch F. Dannheim, H. Birkhofer
      Pages 174-187
    7. A. de Winter, J. A. G. Kals
      Pages 188-200
  5. Design for Recycling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. E. G. Welp, K. Endebrock, U. Lindemann, M. Gieß
      Pages 203-214
    3. J. B. Legarth, H. Erichsen, J. C. Gregersen
      Pages 215-224
    4. G. Warnecke, S. Geelhaar
      Pages 225-236
    5. A.-M. Åkermark
      Pages 237-248
  6. Life Cycle Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Engelbert Westkämper, Andreas Friedel
      Pages 264-275
    3. H. Weißmantel, C. Baier, W. Kaase, A.G. Thomas
      Pages 276-288
    4. Professor Sigurd Støren, Odd Ass Myklebust, Trond Lamvik
      Pages 289-300
    5. N. F. Nissen, H. Griese, A. Middendorf, J. Müller, H. Pötter, H. Reichl
      Pages 301-312
    6. R. Steinhilper, M. Hieber, D. v. d. Osten - Sacken
      Pages 324-334
  7. Disassembly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. M. Björkman, S. Bröte, G. Johansson, J. Nilsson
      Pages 357-366
    3. B. Scholz-Reiter, H. Scharke
      Pages 378-387
    4. F. Jovane, Q. Semeraro, A. Armillotta
      Pages 388-399
    5. Gert Zülch, Emmerich F. Schiller, Reinhard Müller
      Pages 400-412
    6. E. Zussman, M. Meltser
      Pages 423-432
  8. IT-Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. R. Anderl, B. Daum, H. John, C. Pütter
      Pages 435-446
    3. Andreas Middendorf, Waltraud Höppner, Matthias Teller
      Pages 447-453
    4. K. Kurakawa, T. Kiriyama, Y. Baba, Y Umeda, H. Kobayashi
      Pages 454-466
    5. P. J. Palmer, D. J. Williams, A. C. Dixon
      Pages 467-478
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 479-482

About this book


The globalisation of markets and the expansion of product responsibility into the entire product life cycle lead to an increasing competitive situation for nationally and internationally operating companies. Therefore, to win this competition the use of the most effective and efficient resources regarding the whole product life cycle is necessary. Since these resources are globally distributed the different tasks both within a phase of product life cycle and those spread over different phases are distributed as well. The global interference of these tasks requires a close multilateral co-operation of the companies concerned. Current information- and communication technologies and modern management concepts offer high potentials to meet these requirements. The international seminar of CIRP on Life Cycle Engineering titled "Life Cycle Networks" was a forum for the presentation and discussion of current research work and recent advancements on these strategic issues for current and future engineering. Complex requirements and innovative solutions to support and realise Life Cycle Networks has been revealed and summerised. The employment of information technology to support both specific phases of product life cycle and holistic approaches will be the main focus. This volume contains the papers presented at the seminar which provide opportunities to identify the state-of-the-art and address future needs. The parts in this volume correspond to the sessions of the seminar and are presented under the following headings: Life Cycle Management; Life Cycle Design; Design for Environment; Design for Recycling; Life Cycle Assessment; Disassembly; IT-Networks.


design process globalisation information system life cycle design maintenance modeling product design product development simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • F.-L. Krause
    • 1
  • G. Seliger
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for ProductionSystems and Design TechnologyBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Machine Tools and Factory ManagementTechnical University of BerlinBerlinGermany

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