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Project to Lead Ecodesign Integration with Aerospace Development and Engineering Systems

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EC-Contrib. €






Project "PLEIADES" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙499˙155 €
 EC max contribution 2˙499˙155 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (ITD Engines)
 Code Call H2020-CS2-CFP02-2015-01
 Funding Scheme CS2-RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-08-01   to  2020-07-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    GRANTA DESIGN LTD UK (CAMBRIDGE) coordinator 1˙159˙351.00
2    UNIVERSITY OF SURREY UK (GUILDFORD) participant 602˙763.00
3    UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART DE (STUTTGART) participant 458˙357.00


 Project objective

The primary industrial objective of the PLEIADES project is to enable an integrated approach to the industry focused eco-design of aerospace products as part of existing engineering development workflows. The project will focus on the further development of the existing eco-design tools developed in collaboration with Rolls-Royce during the SAMULET project to enable a progressive transition from early stage eco-design through to extensive life cycle analysis (LCA) activities whilst appropriately reflecting and enabling the reduction of uncertainties and unknowns in the underlying engineering, environmental and sustainability data. The tools involved are already deployed as the basis for enterprise level materials information management systems at Rolls-Royce and many other leading aerospace manufacturers globally and already integrate seamlessly with other key design and product lifecycle management systems. These integration's will be extended and new integrated workflows introduced within the project in particular to accommodate appropriate information originating from supplier declarations and to manage the allocation of impacts within individual facilities to relevant materials, processes and products.

A second important objective of the project is to bridge the current disconnect between the tools used for eco-design and for extensive LCA. This objective seeks to progressively capitalise upon the investment in data required for extensive LCA throughout the product development process and not just at the end of product development. It will provide the mechanisms to capitalise upon the knowledge gathered during previous extensive assessments of products seamlessly feeding appropriate information back into eco-design workflows. This objective seeks to progressively reduce the uncertainties observed during eco-design and will maximise the long term return on investment from generating primary environmental and sustainability data for materials and processes.


List of deliverables.
D7.5 - Project website, logo and branding Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-23 22:38:42

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of PLEIADES deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 James Goddin, Luca Petruccelli, Andrew Clifton
Project to Lead Eco-design Integration with Aerospace Development and Engineering Systems
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EcoBalance 2018 September 9-12 2018 2020-04-23
2018 Xiaobo Chen & Jacquetta Lee
POSTER - When risk assessment confronts linguistic imprecision
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Gordon Research Conference May 21 2018 2020-04-23
2019 Xiaobo Chen & Jacquetta Lee
A rigorous process to improve data quality via the application of a Pedigree Matrix
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ISIE Conference July 7 2019 2020-04-23
2018 Xiaobo Chen & Jacquetta Lee
Identification of hotspot uncertainties for decision making in Eco-design
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ISDRS Conference June 12 2018 2020-04-23
2019 Xiaobo Chen & Jacquetta Lee
Development of industry-focused eco-design tool with consideration of uncertainty
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AvniR Conference November 6 2019 2020-04-23
2017 Xiaobo Chen & Jacquetta Lee
Conceptual framework for managing uncertainty in early design decision for sustainable aerospace
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SETAC Europe annual 2020-04-23
2017 Wehner, Daniel
Cost-effective integration of Life Cycle Assessment in design for environment
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Aerotech Congress and Exhibition, September 26-28 2017, Fort Worth, Texas, USA 2020-04-23
2017 Kim Marshall, Luca Petrucelli
Poster: Project to Lead Eco-design Integration with Aerospace Development and Engineering Systems
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Life Cycle Management 2017, Brussels, 3rd-6th September 2017 2020-04-23
2018 D. Wehner, X. Chen, L. Petruccelli, K. Marshall, A. Clifton, S. Schulz
Development of Industry-focused, Life Cycle Assessment Enhanced Eco-Design Software
published pages: 686-691, ISSN: 2212-8271, DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2017.11.125
Procedia CIRP 69 2020-04-23
2017 Wehner, Daniel
Integration of Life Cycle Assessment based eco-design approaches in the development of aircraft parts
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AIRTEC International Congress, October 24-26 2017, Munich, Germany 2020-04-23
2017 Xiaobo Chen & Jacquetta Lee
Application of a decision tree for choosing appropriate methods to manage uncertainty in industrial Eco-design
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ISIE-ISSST 2017: Science in Support of Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Chicago, 25th June 2017 2020-04-23

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