Kate S. Whitefoot

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Policies designed to improve industrial environmental performance are increasing in scope and stringency. These policies can significantly influence engineering design decisions as firms reoptimize their products and processes to meet compliance requirements at minimum cost. This paper demonstrates the importance of accounting for these design responses in(More)
The ability of automakers to improve the fuel economy of vehicles using engineering design modifications that compromise other performance attributes, such as acceleration, is not currently considered when setting fuel economy and greenhouse-gas emission standards for passenger cars and light trucks. We examine the role of these design trade-offs by(More)
Metals-additive manufacturing (MAM) is enabling unprecedented design freedom and the ability to produce significantly lighter weight parts with the same performance, offering the possibility of significant environmental and economic benefits in many different industries. However, the total production costs of MAM will need to be reduced substantially before(More)
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. (AVL) is an independent company specializing in the development of powertrain systems, simulation methods, and engine instrumentation and test systems. The vehicle simulation software Cruise, developed by AVL, is commonly used by automotive original equipment manufacturers to aid in powertrain development (Mayer, 2008).(More)
Policies designed to improve industrial environmental performance are increasing in scope and stringency. These policies can significantly influence engineering design decisions as firms re-optimize their products and processes to meet compliance requirements at minimum cost. This paper demonstrates the importance of accounting for these design responses in(More)
Policies designed to improve industrial environmental performance are increasing in scope and stringency. These policies can significantly influence engineering design decisions as firms reoptimize their products and processes to meet compliance requirements at minimum cost. This paper demonstrates the importance of accounting for these design responses in(More)
Policies designed to improve industrial environmental performance are increasing in scope and stringency. These policies can significantly influence engineering design decisions as firms reoptimize their products and processes to meet compliance requirements at minimum cost. This paper demonstrates the importance of accounting for these design responses in(More)
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