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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Chapman & Hall 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7931-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6381-5
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