Cost Evaluation in Design for End-of-Life of Automotive Components

Anthony, Catherine and Cheung, Wai Ming (2017) Cost Evaluation in Design for End-of-Life of Automotive Components. Journal of Remanufacturing, 7 (1). pp. 97-111. ISSN 2210-464X

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Abstract

The European Union implemented the End-of-Life Vehicle directive to deal with an estimated 6 million end-of-life vehicles each year. Existing literature describe the processes to deal with the waste at end-of-life of different products but there is a lack of information on the costing of these options. These costs remain a concern to automotive manufacturers. This paper therefore reports the end-of-life costs of vehicle components and also demonstrates how these costs can be predicted at the design stage. The proposed approach should help to decide whether the automotive parts are viable for remanufacture, refurbishment, recycling, or disposal from an economic perspective. Two different automotive parts have been selected as case studies to validate the approach. Assumptions were made during the development of the technique and based on the results, the proposed approach could potentially provide vehicle manufacturers a method of estimating the cost of end-of-life recovery processes of vehicle components.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: End-of-life Vehicle; remanufacture; refurbish; recycle; disposal; ELV; EoL Costs
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Wai Ming Cheung
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 08:26
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 19:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/30934

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