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Application of InDeaTe Design Tool for Designing Sustainable Manufacturing Systems—Case Study of a Micro-hydel Turbine

  • Kiran GhadgeEmail author
  • Saritha Vishwanathan
  • Suman Devadula
  • Quinn Langfitt
  • Shuk Han Chan
  • G. K. Ratnakar
  • Gaurav Ameta
  • Anil Gupta
  • Sudarsan Rachuri
  • Amaresh Chakrabarti
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 66)

Abstract

The InDeaTe design tool was developed to help designers and engineers to innovate by following a methodical process. This paper discusses the application of InDeaTe for designing a manufacturing system for a grassroots innovator who makes and installs small hydel power turbines in southern India. The aim of the design exercise was to help scale up the current manufacturing setup to cater to the high demand, while ensuring its sustainability. Two design teams were involved in solving the problem—one using the tool and the other without. Analysis of the final design outcomes showed that the team using the InDeaTe tool generated a more comprehensive design than the team not using the tool. This study indicates that InDeaTe tool can help in developing more inclusive designs for manufacturing systems. Future work on InDeaTe includes improving its usability and expanding its database.

Keywords

Eco-design Design for sustainability Enabling tools InDeaTe tool Micro-hydro power plant Product design Life cycle phases Stages of design Design methods 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiran Ghadge
    • 1
    Email author
  • Saritha Vishwanathan
    • 2
  • Suman Devadula
    • 1
  • Quinn Langfitt
    • 3
  • Shuk Han Chan
    • 4
  • G. K. Ratnakar
    • 5
  • Gaurav Ameta
    • 3
    • 6
  • Anil Gupta
    • 2
    • 5
  • Sudarsan Rachuri
    • 7
  • Amaresh Chakrabarti
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of ScienceBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of ManagementAhmedabadIndia
  3. 3.Washington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  4. 4.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  5. 5.National Innovation FoundationAhmedabadIndia
  6. 6.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA
  7. 7.Department of EnergyWashingtonUSA

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