Life cycle energy optimisation for conceptual vehicle design (LEnOp)
Hamza Bouchouireb, Merle-Henrikje Jank, Ciarán O'Reilly, Peter Göransson, Rupert Baumgartner and José Potting
This project explores how the life cycle energy optimisation methodology may be applied to concepts for balancing specific cross-functional requirements. The methodology integrates a life cycle environmental proxy within a multi-disciplinary design optimisation framework, which can be used to directly balance environmental considerations with conflicting transport functions. The proxy used is life cycle energy (LCE) taken as the total energy requirement of a product over its entire life cycle. This should lead to a more globally optimal solution. The goal of the optimisation is to minimise the life-cycle energy while fulfilling other functional requirements chosen at different levels of complexity.
 H. Bouchouireb, C. J. O'Reilly, P. Göransson, J. Schöggl, R. J. Baumgartner and J. Potting. "Towards holistic energy-efficient vehicle product system design: The case for a penalized continuous end-of-life model in the life cycle energy optimisation methodology," 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED19, 2019.
 H. Bouchouireb, C. J. O'Reilly, P. Göransson, J. Schöggl, R. J. Baumgartner and J. Potting. "The inclusion of vehicle shape and aerodynamic drag estimations within the life cycle energy optimisation methodology," 29th CIRP Design Conference, 2019.
 C. J. O'Reilly, P. Göransson, A. Funazaki, T. Suzuki, S. Edlund, C. Gunnarsson, J. Lundow, P. Cerin, C. J. Cameron, P. Wennhage and J. Potting. "Life-cycle energy optimisation: A proposed methodology for integrating environmental considerations early in the vehicle engineering design process," Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 135, pp. 750-759, 2016.
 M. Jank, C. J. O'Reilly, P. Göransson, R. J. Baumgartner, J. Schöggl and J. Potting. "Advancing energy efficient early-stage vehicle design through inclusion of end-of-life phase in the life cycle energy optimisation methodology," 12th International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies Conference, EVER, 2017.
 C. J. O'Reilly, P. Göransson, J. Potting, C. J. Cameron and P. Wennhage. "Life-cycle energy optimisation for sustainable vehicle design," FISITA World Automotive Congress, 2014.