The conflict-problem-solving CAD software integrating TRIZ into eco-innovation

Hsiang Tang Chang, Jahau Lewis Chen

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Technology often conflicts with environment. Design engineers always make efforts to obtain the balance between technical innovation and environmental protection despite full of hard tasks. This paper presents the conflict-problem-solving CAD software, Eco-Design Tool, which integrates TRIZ into the eco-innovation idea. Design engineers can acquire the most feasible solution and inspiration through the proposed software. Eco-Design Tool possesses five major functions: eco-design targets search by the analytic hierarchy process technique, product evaluation, TRIZ engineering parameter recommendation reflecting eco-efficiency elements, TRIZ inventive principle exploration by the statistic technology, and TRIZ inventive principle interpretation. Successful product examples have demonstrated the applicability of 'Eco-Design Tool'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-566
Number of pages14
JournalAdvances in Engineering Software
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • General Engineering


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