September 29, 2019 - October 3, 2019
Oregon Convention centre
Booth Number: 255
Thousands of university educators worldwide use Granta Design expertise and resources to support their teaching of materials and related topics to the next generation of engineers, scientists, and industrial designers. We also work with industry, and our solutions provide control over in-house materials data, guaranteeing traceability and accuracy, and offer powerful graphical tools to compare material properties, supporting selection
We will be demonstrating
Introducing Sustainability in Materials Selection
Sustainability is a broad and complex topic that affects materials selection in engineering design. Because of its increasing importance, the next generations of engineers need to be well educated on how to introduce sustainability in product design and optimisation. Consequently, there is a challenge for educators to find more structured and engaging approaches to teach sustainability effectively. In this talk, we present an interactive software and set of resources that enable rational and sustainable materials selection in engineering design. Originally developed at Cambridge University by Prof Mike Ashby, this unique tool allows cost, manufacturability, mechanical performance, and eco-properties, such as embodied energy or CO2-footprint, to be considered when choosing the best materials. Case studies based on a Sustainability Database and Eco-Audit function will be presented. We will show how this tool is used by over 1,000 universities worldwide to enhance student learning in an interactive and engaging way.