MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 301, 2019The 13th International Conference on Axiomatic Design (ICAD 2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||02 December 2019|
An axiomatic approach to the design and operation of a wood pellet production line
DEMI, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Campus de Caparica,
2 UNIDEMI & DEMI, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Campus de Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
3 UNIDEMI & CINAV, Escola Naval, Base Naval de Lisboa – Alfeite, 2810-001 Almada, Portugal
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
With the recent search for sustainable energies, the use of forest residues has never been so important and profitable. Biomass production companies are in a constant search for new methods to reuse what is otherwise seen as waste. In this context, wooden pellets have been a booming market. In Portugal, its production increased from 400 000 to 1 200 000 metric tons per year in the period 2008-2014. This production represents a growth of 300% in 6 years, most of it used for exportation. The manufacturing process is empiric and lacks a scientific approach. In this paper, Axiomatic Design is used to analyse a production line of wooden pellets aiming to identify couplings, both in the equipment and in the production process, and to propose solutions that follow the independence axiom.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.