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Life cycle assessment of aluminium for engineering application

Tan, X, Xu, Y, Wang, J, Curran, R, Raghunathan, S, Gore, D and Doherty, J (2008) Life cycle assessment of aluminium for engineering application

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Material of aluminium alloys is a typical material applied in Aerospace Engineering. In order to conduct life cycle assessment of aluminium, a module based on Microsoft Excel has been developed. Through this module, COSTing Life-cycle In material ProcesseS (COSTLIPS) can be made. This paper presents the methodology to the development of the COSTLIPS and its results of estimation based on typical processes for manufacturing aluminium components. Through the COSTLIPS, it can be estimated not only processing costs, but also materials input and output, energy consumed, and wastes emitted. COSTLIPS could be a useful tool to help understand economic, energy and environmental impacts when an aluminium component/part used in engineering. Copyright © 2008 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Tan, X
Xu, Y
Wang, J
Curran, R
Raghunathan, S
Gore, D
Date : 2008
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:33
Last Modified : 23 Jan 2020 17:55

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