Next Article in Journal
Forest Fragmentation and Driving Forces in Yingkou, Northeastern China
Next Article in Special Issue
An Evaluation of the Low-Carbon Effects of Urban Rail Based on Mode Shifts
Previous Article in Journal
Managing Reputational Risk through Environmental Management and Reporting: An Options Theory Approach
Previous Article in Special Issue
Sustainability Analysis and Buy-Back Coordination in a Fashion Supply Chain with Price Competition and Demand Uncertainty
Article Menu
Issue 3 (March) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sustainability 2017, 9(3), 369; doi:10.3390/su9030369

Low Carbon-Oriented Optimal Reliability Design with Interval Product Failure Analysis and Grey Correlation Analysis

1
State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
2
Key Laboratory of Advanced Manufacturing Technology of Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
3
College of Environment and Resources, Jilin University, Changchun 130020, China
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Guowei Hua, T.C. Edwin Cheng, Feng Chen and Shouyang Wang
Received: 31 December 2016 / Revised: 19 February 2017 / Accepted: 27 February 2017 / Published: 4 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Low Carbon Development for Emerging Markets)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [583 KB, uploaded 4 March 2017]   |  

Abstract

The problem of large amounts of carbon emissions causes wide concern across the world, and it has become a serious threat to the sustainable development of the manufacturing industry. The intensive research into technologies and methodologies for green product design has significant theoretical meaning and practical value in reducing the emissions of the manufacturing industry. Therefore, a low carbon-oriented product reliability optimal design model is proposed in this paper: (1) The related expert evaluation information was prepared in interval numbers; (2) An improved product failure analysis considering the uncertain carbon emissions of the subsystem was performed to obtain the subsystem weight taking the carbon emissions into consideration. The interval grey correlation analysis was conducted to obtain the subsystem weight taking the uncertain correlations inside the product into consideration. Using the above two kinds of subsystem weights and different caution indicators of the decision maker, a series of product reliability design schemes is available; (3) The interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy sets (IVIFSs) were employed to select the optimal reliability and optimal design scheme based on three attributes, namely, low carbon, correlation and functions, and economic cost. The case study of a vertical CNC lathe proves the superiority and rationality of the proposed method. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable development; low carbon; reliability optimization; product failures; grey correlation; interval numbers; uncertainty sustainable development; low carbon; reliability optimization; product failures; grey correlation; interval numbers; uncertainty
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Feng, Y.; Hong, Z.; Cheng, J.; Jia, L.; Tan, J. Low Carbon-Oriented Optimal Reliability Design with Interval Product Failure Analysis and Grey Correlation Analysis. Sustainability 2017, 9, 369.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top