Eco-Innovation by Anticipatory Failure Determination (AFD) Method

DS 94: Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)

Year: 2019
Editor: Wartzack, Sandro; Schleich, Benjamin; Gon
Author: Chen, Jahau Lewis; Hung, Chuan-Jr
Series: ICED
Institution: National Cheng Kung University
Section: Responsible design
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ISSN: 2220-4342


This paper presents an eco-innovation method by revised the ?Anticipatory Failure Determination (AFD)? method which is the failure analysis tools in TRIZ theory. Using the functional analysis to list the system process and make the functional analysis model. Based on the environmental efficiency factors and functional analysis model, Substance-Field inverse analysis can find a lot of failure modes in the system. In order to assess the priority of risk improvement, the designer can calculate the environmental risk priority number including controlling documents, public image and environmental consequences. Designer can quickly find out the potential failure mode in the complex engineering system with the systematic steps. The TRIZ methods are used for finding eco-innovation idea to solve failure problem. The capability of the whole eco-innovative design process was illustrated by the electrical motorcycle case.

Keywords: Ecodesign, Innovation, Sustainability, TRIZ, AFD


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