2.813 Energy, Materials, and Manufacturing
Introduction to the major dilemma that faces manufacturing and society for the 21st century: how to support economic development while protecting the environment. Subject addresses industrial ecology, materials flows, life-cycle analysis, thermodynamic analysis and exergy accounting, manufacturing process performance, product design analysis, design for the environment, recycling and ecological economics. Combines lectures and group discussions of journal articles and selected literature, often with opposing views. Graduate students complete term-long project with report required for graduate credit.
This class has 2.008 as a prerequisite.
2.813 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by T. G. Gutowski.
Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 3-333.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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