||Life cycle design of air intake manifolds phase II: lower plenum of the 5.4 L F-250 air intake manifold, including recycling scenarios / [electronic resource] :
Spitzley, David V. ;
Spitzley, D. V. ;
Keoleian, G. A. ;
Costic, M. M.
||Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Natural Resources and Environment. ;Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI. Scientific and Research Lab.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
|| U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Automobiles--Motors--Carburetors--Environmental aspects. ;
Automobiles--Power trains--Environmental aspects. ;
Contour automobile--Motors--Carburetors--Environmental aspects.
Production engineering ;
Design criteria ;
Intake systems ;
Service life ;
Materials recovery ;
Composite materials ;
Internal combustion engines ;
Economic analysis ;
Process control ;
Cost analysis ;
Environmental impacts ;
Flow charts ;
Life cycle analysis ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||1 online resource ( p.) : ill., charts, digital, PDF file.
This life cycle design project was a collaborative effort between the Center for Sustainable Systems (formerly the National Pollution Prevention Center) at the University of Michigan and a cross-functional team at Ford Motor Company. The project team applied the life cycle design methodology to the design analysis of three alternatives for the lower plenum of the air intake manifold for use with a 5.4L F-250 truck engine: a sand cast aluminum, a lost core molded nylon composite, and a vibration welded nylon composite. The design analysis included a life cycle inventory analysis, a life cycle cost analysis, a product performance evaluation, and an environmental regulatory/policy evaluation.
Title from title screen (viewed Dec. 3, 2010). Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/600/R-01/059."