Combined energy, material and building simulation for green factory planning

Bojan Stahl, Marco Taisch, Alessandro Cannata, Florian Müller, Sebastian Thiede, Christoph Herrmann, Andrea Cataldo, Franco Cavadini Antonio

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The paper describes a novel approach, Total Factory Simulation, for integration of energy and material flows in manufacturing as well as building simulation combined in a csolution to support planning and optimization of green factories. The first ready module of the approach based on PlantSimulation which explains the integration of energy flows based on programming and thermodynamic estimations within the application is in focus of this paper. A use case of the module in an Italian SME is presented for sequencing purposes taking into account environmental performances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-Engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Singapore 17-19 April, 2013
EditorsAndrew Y.C. Nee, Bin Song, Soh-Khim Ong
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-4451-48-2
ISBN (Print)978-981-4451-47-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event20th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2013: Re-engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 17 Apr 201319 Apr 2013
Conference number: 20


Conference20th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2013
Abbreviated titleLCE


  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy flow
  • Material flow simulation
  • Plant simulation


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