Last year I announced a conference session very relevant to the theme of Design Impact. We received several submissions, and this year we are soliciting articles again on the topic of Design for Energy Efficiency. If you are working on designing something that helps reduce energy consumption while maintaining or increasing performance or value delivered, please consider submitting a paper describing your work to this year’s ASME iDETC conference. It will be held in Washington D.C. this year from August 28th through 31st.
Abstracts are due by February 11th, and draft papers are due by February 18th. Click here to begin the submission process, and select DAC-7, which is part of the 37th Design Automation Conference (DAC). Articles will be reviewed before acceptance, and authors of accepted papers will have an opportunity to revise their submission after receiving feedback. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the session or conference, please feel free to contact me, or post your ideas to the comments section below. Read below for more details.
Design engineers have the opportunity to improve quality of life and sustainability simultaneously through better design. One of the most significant areas engineering design has an an impact on is energy use. In addition to reducing consumption, we need to develop and put into service products and systems that use energy more efficiently. By using advanced design techniques, such as design optimization, incorporating more efficient technology, or simplifying systems and processes, engineers can help propel us toward energy sustainability.
Here is a description of the session from the conference website:
Posted: January 14th, 2011 | Filed under: Design, Energy, Optimization, Sustainability |
Design for Energy Efficiency: DAC-7
The ASME Design Automation Committee invites papers focused on design theory, innovation, or methods that enhance energy efficiency of energy consuming products or systems. Analytical design techniques that reduce energy consumption while maintaining or improving performance are of particular interest. Sample topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
- Using optimization to improve energy efficiency
- Reducing energy consumption through process analysis and redesign
- Energy recovery and reuse
- Advanced/intelligent/alternative transportation systems
- Novel control techniques that reduce energy consumption
- Efficient energy storage
- Challenges in transitioning to more efficient technologies
- Economics of energy efficient technology
- Energy savings through system simplification