Design for Environment-Friendly Product

  • Hak-Soo Mok
  • Jong-Rae Cho
  • Kwang-Sup Moon
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3982)


This paper presents an approach for systematically integrating design for x (DFX) into environmentally conscious product design. Evaluation methods and algorithms for design for assembly, design for disassembly, and design for recycling are proposed to estimate the assembly times and the disassembly times. By these results could be evaluated the assemblability, disassemblability, and recyclability of parts. Finally, a new integrated DFX system is implemented to help designers of product analyze environment-friendly products during the design process.


Decision Factor Assembly Time Life Cycle Assess Disassembly Process Score Table 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hak-Soo Mok
    • 1
  • Jong-Rae Cho
    • 2
  • Kwang-Sup Moon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering Pusan National UniversityBusanKorea
  2. 2.R&D Division for Hyundai Motor Company & Kia Motors CorporationGyunggi-DoKorea

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