Engineering Design and Sustainability

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Evaluating an engineering design predicts the properties of implementation and the value of these properties to a stakeholder. Existing engineering design process techniques lack the frameworks to compare, develop, and apply sustainability criterion.

In an increasingly designed world embedding in our physical, psychological, economic, and social environment, good design is the means to improving this world through innovative, products and services, creating value, and reducing or eliminating the negative unintended consequences of technology deployment. Our society depends on technology, in recent years; the rapid developments in technology have provided many benefits, and giving rise to a number of associated problems [Wallace et al, 1999]. Hence it has become apparent for to engage engineering design more effectively to advance the goal of sustainability. This will require a new design framework that incorporates sustainability factors as explicit performance criteria. Our aim is to combine design science parameters with design engineering sequences to include all facets of sustainability in the engineering design process.

This paper describes the findings from these models and draws conclusions on the suitability. We present an adaptation of engineering Design Process model that incorporates sustainability, at the design constraints iteration.


Keywords: Stakeholder, Frameworks, Develop, Sustainability Criterion, Protocol, Engineering Design Function
Stream: Environmental Sustainability
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Sustainability in Engineering Design, , ,


Abdallah M. Hasna

Senior Lecturer in Engineering, Department of Sustainability 
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health, Abu Dhabi Men's College

Gladstone, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Degree in engineering chemical from RMIT, PhD Swinburne University of Technology

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