Circular Composites: Design strategies for products containing composite materials in a circular economy

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Abstract

In this dissertation, I investigate how to design products for a circular economy using composite materials. The circular economy is a potential solution to achieving a sustainable use of resources. Reuse of products and recycling materials lowers pressure on resource stocks, saves energy, and reduces the accumulation of waste. This requires a new approach to product design. Products have to be designed for long life, reuse and recycling. Composite materials partly meet these requirements; they offer the potential for efficient material use and have a long product lifespan. However, there are still challenges considering their reuse and recycling....
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Balkenende, A.R., Supervisor
  • Flipsen, S.F.J., Advisor
Award date31 Oct 2022
Print ISBNs978-94-6384-373-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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