Modular Design of Electronic Appliances for Reliability Enhancement in a Circular Economy Perspective

  • Simone Orcioni
  • Cristiano Scavongelli
  • Massimo ContiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 627)


The design of electronic systems must consider the possibility of their repair, reuse and recycle, in order to reduce the waste. In this paper, we present a design methodology for modularization of electronic appliances which optimize its end of life cost. The optimization algorithm is based on the partitioning of electronic components by mean of simulated annealing optimization, and it has been applied to the design of a real industrial test case.


Reliability Reuse Recycle WEEE End-of-life 



The authors would like to thank Andrea Vesprini and Andrea Medori of VEGA company. The work presented is part of a regional RAEEcovery project supported by EU funding (


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simone Orcioni
    • 1
  • Cristiano Scavongelli
    • 1
  • Massimo Conti
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly

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