All SAE databases contain detailed summaries from a wide range of sources. This sample technical paper is representative of all summaries.
Document Number: 980099
Title: An approach to modeling the vehicle end-of-life process
Publication Date: Feb 1998
A descriptive analysis of the Vehicle End-of-Life (VEOL) process in the U.S. is presented. The material recovery process and the reuse of parts are discussed. A computer VEOL model will be presented which would ultimately be used to analyze the impact of specific regulations, markets factors, and/or business policies, on the recyclability of materials and the reuse of parts. The computer model includes several stages of the VEOL process, including vehicle sales, usage, and retirement; also the dismantling of the retired vehicle, shredding operations, parts and vehicle rebuilders, maintenance and repair. An example of the use of the VEOL computer model on material substitution is presented.
Author(s): Bustani, Albert; Mackay, Patrick W.; Cobas-Flores, Elisa; Yester, Susan; Sullivan, John; Williams, Ronald L.
Organization(s): ITESM; ITESM; KBS Consulting Engineering; Chrysler Corp.; Ford Motor Co.; General Motors Corp.
Meeting: SAE International Congress and Exposition
Meeting Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Meeting Start Date: 23 Feb 98
Book containing this paper(s): SP-1342
Publisher: SAE International, Warrendale, Pennsylvania, USA
Publisher Segment: SAE
Index Terms: Models; Computer simulation; Recycling; Parts reusability; Life cycle
Subfile: Land or Sea
Country of Publication: USA
Document Type: Technical Papers