Sustainable Lifecycle Engineering (SLE)

There is often a lack of suitable methods to support developers in the design of sustainable systems. Should an electric motor be encapsulated to minimize heat loss, or should the motor not be encapsulated so that it is easier to recycle later? Which solution saves the most CO2? With the help of the ‘Sustainable Lifecycle Engineering’ project, developers and product managers are to be enabled to include sustainability aspects in their decision-making at an early stage of engineering.

The methods are based on existing approaches and methods of model-based systems engineering (MBSE). The models are expanded to include sustainability aspects and requirements. Project partners are: Diebold Nixdorf, Fraunhofer IEM, Harting, Miele, Siemens Digital Software Industries, Paderborn University, Wago, Wuppertal Institute.