InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 8 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM II - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2015
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleA Quantitative Analysis System for Greener Wind Turbine Concept Selection
Primary AuthorWai Cheung, Northumbria University
Other Author(s) Raymond Aso
Pages 1 - 12
Article ID sdm15-001
Publication Date 02-May-16

This paper describes a proposed method of developing a quantitative analysis system to facilitate the comparison of different wind turbine concept designs. It is known that the manufacturing processes of making a wind turbine contribute a significant proportion of the impact of the environment, costs and energy usage. This proposed method is therefore focus on this area and developing a method to support initial assessments of multiple design concepts. This method will allow a designer to select and develop a “greener” wind turbine. Furthermore, the proposed approach could potentially be used to minimise the carbon footprints of major engineering projects such as wind farms.

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Remarks Paper presented at KES International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, 12-14 April 2015
First date of publication in InImpact: 1 December 2015