Training Mechanical Design for Sustainability through the Development of Systems with End-of-life Components

Alberto José Antunes Marques Martinho, Margareta Coteata, Laurentiu Slatineanu, António Manuel Flores Romão de Azevedo Gonçalves Coelho, António José Freire Mourão

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Abstract

The goal of this paper is to show that one can teach mechanical design making the students aware about the sustainability issues in mechanical engineering by incorporating obsolete parts. The example herein developed aims at finding viable design solutions by re-using end-of-life components to perform functions that are very similar to the ones for which they were initially designed, with only minor adjustments to make them suitable for their new purposes. A Savonius wind turbine was chosen for our exercise since it is easy to build and assemble, has low manufacturing costs and is appropriate for delivering a small amount of mechanical power.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
Pages652-657
Volume809-810
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • End-of-Life Components
  • Engineering Education
  • Savonius
  • Sustainability

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    Martinho, A. J. A. M., Coteata, M., Slatineanu, L., Coelho, A. M. F. R. D. A. G., & Mourão, A. J. F. (2015). Training Mechanical Design for Sustainability through the Development of Systems with End-of-life Components. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 809-810, pp. 652-657). [10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.809-810.652] https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.809-810.652