CIRP Design 2012

Sustainable Product Development

  • Amaresh Chakrabarti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Amaresh Chakrabarti
    Pages 1-2
  3. Design Theory, Methodology and Research Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Sang-Gook Kim, Stephen Bathurst, Firas Sammoura
      Pages 5-15
    3. V. Srinivasan, Amaresh Chakrabarti, Udo Lindemann
      Pages 17-26
    4. Huichao Sun, Rémy Houssin, Mickael Gardoni, Jean Renaud
      Pages 27-36
    5. Madan Dabbeeru, Amitabha Mukerjee
      Pages 47-57
    6. B. S. C. Ranjan, V. Srinivasan, Amaresh Chakrabarti
      Pages 59-70
  4. Creative and Inventive Design (TRIZ)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. S. C.-Y. Lu, A. Liu
      Pages 73-82
    3. D. Vandevenne, J. Caicedo, P.-A. Verhaegen, S. Dewulf, J. R. Duflou
      Pages 83-92
    4. Corinna Königseder, Kristina Shea, Matthew I. Campbell
      Pages 105-114
    5. Achille Souili, Denis Cavallucci
      Pages 115-124
    6. Julian Adenauer, Johann Habakuk Israel, Rainer Stark
      Pages 125-135
  5. Enabling Technologies and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. H. Meier, J. Zhu, B. Buff, C. Magnus
      Pages 139-148
    3. K. Kanakapriya, M. Manivannan
      Pages 159-167

About these proceedings


During its life cycle, a product produces waste that is over 20 times its weight. As such it is critical to develop products that are sustainable. Currently product development processes lack high quality methods and tools that are empirically validated to support development of sustainable products. This book is a compilation of over forty cutting edge international research papers from the 22nd CIRP International Design Conference, written by eminent researchers from 15 countries, on engineering design process, methods and tools, broadly for supporting sustainable product development.


A variety of new insights into the product development process, as well as a host of methods and tools that are at the cutting edge of design research are discussed and explained covering a range of diverse topics. The areas covered include:

·Sustainable design and manufacturing,

·Design synthesis and creativity,

·Global product development and product life cycle management,

·Design for X (safety, reliability, manufacturability, etc.), and

·Design taxonomy, ontology and standards.


CIRP Design 2012: Sustainable Product Development provides researchers in design, engineering and sustainability access to some of the latest, quality research in this area. Practitioners and educators of engineering design and sustainability will find an empirically validated suite of methods and tools that can be applied and taught to develop their practices.


22nd CIRP International Design Conference Eco-Design Engineering Design Sustainable Design Sustainable Manufacturing

Editors and affiliations

  • Amaresh Chakrabarti
    • 1
  1. 1., Centre for Product Design andIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4506-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4507-3
  • About this book
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