Potentials of integrating MBSE and LCA to handle uncertainties and variants in early design stages

DS 119: Proceedings of the 33rd Symposium Design for X (DFX2022)

Year: 2022
Editor: Dieter Krause, Kristin Paetzold, Sandro Wartzack
Author: David Inkermann
Series: DfX
Institution: Technische Universität Clausthal, Institut für Maschinenwesen, Lehrstuhl für Integrierte Produktentwicklung
Page(s): 10
DOI number: 10.35199/dfx2022.19


There is an increasing need to support the evaluation of the environmental impacts of product concepts in early desig stages. However, the application of Life Cycle Assessment is challenged by the complexity of modern products and a lack of data consistency. This paper indicates basic potentials of integrating Model-based Systems Engineering and Life Cycle Assessement by systematically reviewing the uncertainties in the first two phases of an LCA as well as challenges in handling of product variants and differing use cases. To ensure more efficient application and data handling a first concept for the methodical integration as well as the integration of data is proposed. Based on the analysis and initial concept fields for futher research are derived.

Keywords: Model-based Systems Engineering, Life Cycle Assessment, Uncertainties, SysML, EcoDesign


Please sign in to your account

This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to assist with navigation and your ability to provide feedback, analyse your use of our products and services, assist with our promotional and marketing efforts, and provide content from third parties. Privacy Policy.