Picture of wind turbine against blue sky

Open Access research with a real impact...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

The Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) within Strathclyde's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is producing Open Access research that can help society deploy and optimise renewable energy systems, such as wind turbine technology.

Explore wind turbine research in Strathprints

Explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research content

A robust description and tool for remanufacturing: a resource and energy recovery strategy

Ijomah, Winifred L. and Childe, Stephen J. and Hammond, Geoffrey P. and McMahon, Christopher A. (2005) A robust description and tool for remanufacturing: a resource and energy recovery strategy. In: Fourth International symposium on environmentally concious design and inverse manufacturing. IEEE, pp. 472-479. ISBN 1-4244-0081-3

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

Developing sustainable approaches to manufacture is a critical global concern. Remanufacturing, a process of bringing used products to a "like-new" functional state with warranty to match, is being regarded as a more sustainable mode of manufacturing because it is profitable and less harmful to the environment in comparison to conventional manufacturing. However, the practice is poorly understood because of its relative novelty in research terms. This paper will address this by presenting findings, determined through practical, industrial research and validated by industry and academia.