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Development Overview of an Information Model for Disassembly



Shaw C. Feng, Hanmin Lee, Che B. Joung, P. Ghodous


Manufacturing is a fundamental support of an industrialized society. Currently, manufacturing industry is facing major challenges, such as resources depletion, global climate change, environmental pollution, and social well being for the future generations. Reuse and recycle become necessary for sustainable development. Disassembly of end-of-service-life products is a key operation to separate the product into reusable and recyclable parts. This paper describes an information model for disassembly in the Unified Modeling Language. A literature study of the available literature on design for disassembly, disassembly process planning, and sustainable manufacturing has been conducted. A description of the classes and their relationships on disassembly features, disassembly equipment, disassembly workflow, and operations of separations, cleaning, and inspection is included in the paper. A case study on a car suspension design is conducted to initially test the model.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 7th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing
Conference Dates
December 2-4, 2009
Conference Location


Disassembly Information Model, Sustainable Manufacturing, Unified Modeling Language


Feng, S. , Lee, H. , Joung, C. and Ghodous, P. (2009), Development Overview of an Information Model for Disassembly, Proceedings of the 7th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, Chennai, -1, [online], (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created December 23, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017