Int J Life Cycle Assess (2017) 22:1373–1383 DOI 10.1007/s11367-016-1254-y LCI METHODOLOGY AND DATABASES Life cycle assessment-based selection of a sustainable lightweight automotive engine hood design 1 2 2 1 1 Xin Sun & Jingru Liu & Bin Lu & Peng Zhang & Mingnan Zhao Received: 19 April 2016 /Accepted: 15 December 2016 /Published online: 20 January 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract in the largest CED and GWP (100a) savings through waste Purpose This study presents a life cycle assessment (LCA)- material recycling. The AHSS design exhibits the best break- based sustainable and lightweight automotive engine hood even distance based on CED and GWP (100a) within design and compares the life cycle energy consumption and 150,000 km. potential environmental impacts of a steel (baseline) automo- Conclusions Sensitivity analysis results show that the lifetime tive engine hood with three types of lightweight design: ad- driving distance and material recycling rate have the largest vanced high strength steel (AHSS), aluminum, and carbon impacts on the overall CEDs and GWPs of the three light- fiber. weight designs. Methods A Bcradle-to-grave^ LCA including the production, use, and end-of-life stages is conducted in accordance with the Keywords Automotive engine hood Environmental . . .
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 20, 2017
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