The present paper proposes the application of a structured method for the analysis and reconfiguration of the disassembly depth distribution of components making up an electronic device with the aim of obtaining a generalised improvement in ease of disassembly, in relation to the necessity of reducing their environmental impact at end-of-life. As evidenced by the results from the case study, by means of an appropriate metric to assess the effectiveness of the distribution, the method provide information regarding the criticality of a system and make it possible to direct an intervention modifying the principal design parameters in a way that improves the overall efficiency of disassembly.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the DESIGN 2008|
|Publisher||The Design Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||10th International Design Conference - Dubrovnik, Croatia|
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → 1 Jan 2008
Conference number: 10
|Conference||10th International Design Conference|
|Abbreviated title||DESIGN 2008|
|Period||1/01/08 → 1/01/08|
Giudice, F., & Kassem, M. (2008). Analysis and optimisation of disassembly depth distribution: an application in electronic device redesign to reduce environmental impact at end-of-life. In Proceedings of the DESIGN 2008 (pp. 377-386). The Design Society.