System dynamics analysis of energy usage: Case studies in automotive manufacturing
2012 (English)In: SPS12 conference proceedings, 2012, 1-9 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Our life is strongly linked with the usage of natural resources. Energy is a necessity in everyday life and is often generated using non-renewable natural resources which are finite. Energy consumption in manufacturing industry is increasing and the way it is consumed is not sustainable. There is great concern about minimizing consumption of energy in manufacturing industry to sustain the natural carrying capacity of the ecosystem. This is one of the challenges in today’s industrial world.In this paper two case studies have been carried out in crankshaft machining and cylinder head casting processes. The outcome of this research enables the company to identify potential avenues to optimize energy usage and offers a decision support tool.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 1-9 p.
System dynamics, sustainable manufacturing, energy efficient manufacturing, energy consumption, crank shaft, cylinder head
Engineering and Technology
Research subject SRA - Production
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-116477OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-116477DiVA: diva2:589723
Swedish Production Symposium, SPS12, 6th – 8th of November 2012, Linköping, Sweden
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
QC 201301252013-01-252013-01-182013-07-05Bibliographically approved