Development of a Circularity Impact and Failure Analysis: Obsolescence and Recyclability Integration

DS 101: Proceedings of NordDesign 2020, Lyngby, Denmark, 12th - 14th August 2020

Year: 2020
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Bertoni, Alessandro
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Section: Circularity and Sustainability
Page(s): 10
DOI number:
ISBN: 9781912254088


The paper presents the first stage of the development of an approach named Circularity Impact and Failure Analysis (CIFA) aiming to become an integral part of a design for circularity strategy. The paper presents the first results of the prescriptive work toward the development of CIFA, limiting the circularity considerations to the integration of obsolescence and recyclability considerations in the FMEA. The paper presents the logic and the rationale of the approach and exemplifies the application of the approach to the case of a bicycle V-brake.

Keywords: circular economy, systems engineering (SE), early design phase, FMEA, Circularity Impact and Effect Analysis


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