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Selected publications

2018|2017|2016|2015|2014| 2013 |2012 | 2011 | 2010 |2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 |before 2005

 

2018

Journals

Kara,S., Hauschild,MZ., Herrmann,C. (2018). Target-driven Life Cycle Engineering: Staying within the Planetary Boundaries . Procedia CIRP 69, 3-10.

Thornton,A., Kim,SJ., Kara,S. (2018). Sizing a Hybrid Renewable Energy System to Reduce Energy Costs at Various Levels of Robustness for an Industrial Site . Procedia CIRP 69, 371-376.

Ibbotson,SM., Kara,S. (2018). A Framework for Determining the Life Time Energy Consumption of a Product at the Concept Design Stage . Procedia CIRP 69, 704-709.

Juraschek,M., Becht,EJ.,Büth,L.,Thiede,S, Kara,S., Herrmann,C. (2018). Life Cycle Oriented Industrial Value Creation in Cities . Procedia CIRP 69, 94-99.

Dér,A., Kaluza,A., Kurle,D,. Herrmann,C,. Kara,S., Varley,R. (2018). Life Cycle Engineering of Carbon Fibres for Lightweight Structures . Procedia CIRP 69, 43-48.

Kim,SJ., Thornton,A., Kara,S. (2018). Energy Flow Analysis of an Alternative Fuel Production Facility in South Australia . Procedia CIRP 69, 288-293.

Ryberg,MW., Wang,P., Kara,S., Hauschild,MZ. (2018). Prospective Assessment of Steel Manufacturing Relative to Planetary Boundaries: Calling for Life Cycle Solution . Procedia CIRP 69, 451-456.

Helou, M. & Kara, S. (2018). Design, Analysis and Manufacturing of Lattice Structures: An Overview . International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing,31(3).

Wang,P., Li,W., Kara,S. (2018). Dynamic life cycle quantification of metallic elements and their circularity, efficiency, and leakages . Journal of Cleaner Production 174, 1492-1502.

Conference papers

2017

Journals

Abdoli, S. & Kara, S. (2017). A Modelling Framework to Design Executable Logical Architecture of Engineering Systems . Modern Applied Science, 11(9), 75.

Vongbunyong, S., & Kara, S. (2017). Rapid generation of uniform cellular structure by using prefabricated unit cells. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 30(8), 792-804.

Kim, S. J., Kara, S., & Hauschild, M. (2017). Functional unit and product functionality—addressing increase in consumption and demand for functionality in sustainability assessment with LCA . The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 22(8), 1257-1265.

Tolio, T., Bernard, A., Colledani, M., Kara, S., Seliger, G., Duflou, J., . . . Takata, S. (2017). Design, management and control of demanufacturing and remanufacturing systems . CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology.

Alvandi, S., Li, W., & Kara, S. (2017). An Integrated Simulation Optimisation Decision Support Tool for Multi-Product Production Systems. Modern Applied Science, 11(6), 56.

Mahamud, R., Li, W., & Kara, S. (2017). Energy characterisation and benchmarking of factories . CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology,66(1),457-461

Bergmann, A., Günther, E., & Kara, S. (2017). Resource Efficiency and an Integral Framework for Performance Measurement. Sustainable Development, 25(2), 150-165.

Bienert, G., Kornfeld, B., & Kara, S. (2017). Delivery lot splitting as an enabler for cross-docking and fast delivery. Procedia CIRP, 63, 639-644.

Kara, S., Li, W., & Sadjiva, N. (2017). Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Electrical Vehicles in Australia. Procedia CIRP, 61, 767-772.

Li, W., Thiede, S., Kara, S., & Herrmann, C. (2017). A Generic Sankey Tool for Evaluating Energy Value Stream in Manufacturing Systems. Procedia CIRP, 61, 475-480.

Li, W., & Kara, S. (2017). Methodology for Monitoring Manufacturing Environment by Using Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Procedia CIRP, 61, 323-328.

Hauschild, M. Z., Herrmann, C., & Kara, S. (2017). An Integrated Framework for Life Cycle Engineering. Procedia CIRP, 61, 2-9.

Conference paper

Abdoli, S., & Kara, S. (2017).A review of modelling approaches for conceptual design of complex engineering systems (CESs) 2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM)

Thornton, A., Schultz, C., Reinhart, G., Kara, S. (2017). Concurrent scheduling of a job shop and microgrid to minimize energy costs under due date constraints 2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM)

Vongbunyong, S., & Kara, S. (2017). Selective volume fusing method for cellular structure integration, Sustainability Through Innovation in Product Life Cycle Design (pp. 513-524): Springer Singapore.

 

2016

Journals

Abdoli, S., Kara, S., & Kornfeld, B. (2016). Application of Dynamic Value Stream Mapping in Warehousing Context . Modern Applied Science, 11(1), 76.

Li, W., Alvandi, S., Kara, S., Thiede, S., & Herrmann, C. (2016). Sustainability Cockpit: An integrated tool for continuous assessment and improvement of sustainability in manufacturing. CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, 65(1), 5-8.

Alvandi, S., Li, W., Schönemann, M., Kara, S., & Herrmann, C. (2016). Economic and environmental value stream map (E2VSM) simulation for multi-product manufacturing systems. International journal of sustainable engineering, 9(6), 354-362.

Mousavi, S., Kara, S., & Kornfeld, B. (2016). A hierarchical framework for concurrent assessment of energy and water efficiency in manufacturing systems. Journal of Cleaner Production, 133, 88-98.

Ghadimi, P., Mousavi, S. S., Li, W., Kara, S., & Kornfled, B. (2016). A Combined Approach for Production Parameter Selection and On-site Energy Supply Management in Manufacturing Industry. Modern Applied Science, 10(8), 230.

Mousavi, S., Thiede, S., Li, W., Kara, S., & Herrmann, C. (2016). An integrated approach for improving energy efficiency of manufacturing process chains. International journal of sustainable engineering, 9(1), 11-24.

Vongbunyong, S., Pagnucco, M., & Kara, S. (2016). Vision-Based Execution Monitoring of State Transition in Disassembly Automation. IJAT, 10(5), 708-716.

Abdoli, S., & Kara, S. (2016). Designing Warehouse Logical Architecture by Applying Object Oriented Model Based System EngineeringProcedia CIRP50, 713-718.

Helou, M., Vongbunyong, S., & Kara, S. (2016). Finite Element Analysis and Validation of Cellular Structures. Procedia CIRP, 50, 94-99.

Schmidt, C., Li, W., Thiede, S., Kornfeld, B., Kara, S., & Herrmann, C. (2016). Implementing Key Performance Indicators for Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing. Procedia CIRP, 57, 758-763.

Li, W., Stanula, P., Egede, P., Kara, S., & Herrmann, C. (2016). Determining the main factors influencing the energy consumption of electric vehicles in the usage phase. Procedia CIRP, 48, 352-357.

Thiede, S., Li, W., Kara, S., & Herrmann, C. (2016). Integrated analysis of energy, material and time flows in manufacturing systems. Procedia CIRP, 48, 200-205.

Vongbunyong, S., & Kara, S. (2016). Development of software tool for cellular structure integration for additive manufacturing. Procedia CIRP, 48, 489-494.

2015

Journals

Lau, W. L., Reizes, J., Timchenko, V., Kara, S., & Kornfeld, B. (2015). Heat and mass transfer model to predict the operational performance of a steam sterilisation autoclave including products. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 90, 800-811.

Ghadimi, P., Kara, S., & Kornfeld, B. (2015). Renewable energy integration into factories: Real-time control of on-site energy systems. CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, 64(1), 443-446.

Winter, M., Ibbotson, S., Kara, S., & Herrmann, C. (2015). Life cycle assessment of cubic boron nitride grinding wheels. Journal of Cleaner Production, 107, 707-721.

Dettmer, T., Ibbotson, S., Öhlschläger, G., Herrmann, C., & Kara, S. (2015). Technical applications of Jatropha oil—environmental effectiveness of renewable resources. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 20(10), 1376-1386.

Boonsothonsatit, K., Kara, S., Ibbotson, S., & Kayis, B. (2015). Development of a Generic decision support system based on multi-Objective Optimisation for Green supply chain network design (GOOG). Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 26(7), 1069-1084.

Vongbunyong, S., Kara, S., & Pagnucco, M. (2015). Learning and revision in cognitive robotics disassembly automation. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 34, 79-94.

Wang, P., Li, W., & Kara, S. (2015). Cradle-to-cradle modeling of the future steel flow in China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling.

Schmidt, C., Li, W., Thiede, S., Kara, S., & Herrmann, C. (2015). A methodology for customized prediction of energy consumption in manufacturing industries. Int. J. Precis. Eng. Manuf.-Green Tech, 2(2), 163-172.

Lau, W. L., Reizes, J., Timchenko, V., Kara, S., & Kornfeld, B. (2015). Numerical modelling of an industrial steam–air sterilisation process with experimental validation. Applied Thermal Engineering, 75, 122-134.

Ghadimi, P., Kara, S., & Kornfeld, B. (2015). Real-Time Operation Management of CHP System in Manufacturing Industry. Modern Applied Science, 9(2), 158.

Li, W., Kara, S., & Qureshi, F. (2015). Characterising energy and eco-efficiency of injection moulding processes. International journal of sustainable engineering, 8(1), 55-65.

Cerdas, F., Kurle, D., Andrew, S., Thiede, S., Herrmann, C., Zhiquan, Y., . . . Kara, S. (2015). Defining Circulation Factories–A pathway towards Factories of the Future. Procedia CIRP, 29, 627-632.

Wegener, K., Chen, W. H., Dietrich, F., Dröder, K., & Kara, S. (2015). Robot assisted disassembly for the recycling of electric vehicle batteries. Procedia CIRP, 29, 716-721.

Li, W., & Kara, S. (2015). Characterising energy efficiency of electrical discharge machining (EDM) processes. Procedia CIRP, 29, 263-268.

Alvandi, S., Bienert, G., Li, W., & Kara, S. (2015). Hierarchical modelling of complex material and energy flow in manufacturing systems. Procedia CIRP, 29, 92-97.

Egede, P., Dettmer, T., Herrmann, C., & Kara, S. (2015). Life cycle assessment of electric vehicles–a framework to consider influencing factors. Procedia CIRP, 29, 233-238.

Kornfeld, B. J., & Kara, S. (2015). Industry-university collaboration in sustainable manufacturing. Procedia CIRP, 29, 8-12.

Mousavi, S., Kara, S., & Kornfeld, B. (2015). Assessing the impact of embodied water in manufacturing systems. Procedia CIRP, 29, 80-85.

Conference papers

Vongbunyong, S., Kara, S., & Pagnucco, M. (2015). General plans for removing main components in cognitive robotic disassembly automation. Paper presented at the Automation, Robotics and Applications (ICARA), 2015 6th International Conference on.

2014

Journals

Ghadimi, P., Kara, S., Kornfeld, B., (2014), The optimal selection of on-site CHP systems through integrated sizing and operational strategy, Applied Energy, 12(6), pp 38-46.

Ibbotson, S., Kara S., (2014), LCA Case Study Part 2: Environmental Footprint And Carbon Tax of Cradle-To-Gate for Composite and Stainless Steel I-Beams, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment Part 2, 19(2), pp. 272-284.

Kim, S.J., Kara, S., (2014), Predicting the total environmental impact of product technologies”, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cirp.2014.03.007, ISSN: 0007-8506.

Kim, S. J., Kara, S., Kayis, B., (2014). “Economic and environmental assessment of Product Life Cycle Design: volume and technology perspective”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 75(0): 75-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.03.094

Li, W., Kara, S., Qureshi, F., (2014), Characterising energy and eco-efficiency of injection moulding processes, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, pp. 1 - 11, DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19397038.2014.895067.

Mousavi, S. S., Thiede, S., Li, W., Kara, S., Herrmann, C., (2014), An Integrated Approach for Improving Energy Efficiency of Manufacturing Process Chain, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, (under review).

MoosaviRad, S.H., Kara, S. and Hauschild, M.Z., (2014), Long Term Impacts of International Outsourcing of Manufacturing on Sustainability, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology (in press).

Vongbunyong, S., Kara, S., Pagnucco, M., (2014), Learning and Revision in Cognitive Robotics Disassembly, Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, (In Press).

Wei L. Lau, John A. Reizes, Victoria Timchenko, Sami Kara, Bernard J. Kornfeld., (2014). Numerical modelling of an industrial steam-air sterilization process with experimental validation, Applied Thermal Engineering, (under review).

Winter, M., Li, W., Kara, S., Herrmann, C., (2014), Determining optimal process parameters to increase the eco-efficiency of grinding processes, Journal of Cleaner Production, 66, pp. 644 - 654, DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.10.031.

Winter, M., Herrmann, C., Li, W., Kara, S., (2014), Stepwise approach to reduce the costs and environmental impacts of grinding processes, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 71(5-8), pp. 919 - 931, DOI  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00170-013-5524-6

Conference papers

Ghadimi, P., Kara, S., Kornfeld, B., (2014), Reactive Modelling of On-site Energy System Components for Real-time Application, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Energy and Power Systems-2014.

Ghadimi, P., Li, W., Kara, S., Hermann, C., (2014),Integrated Material and Energy Flow Analysis towards Energy and Resource Efficient Manufacturing, 21st CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering – 2014.

Lau, W., Reizes, J.A., Timchenko, V., Kara, S., Kornfeld, B., (2014), Heat and mass transfer modelling of an industrial autoclave to minimise steam consumption.  Proceedings of the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC-15.

Mousavi, S. S., Kara, S., Kornfeld, B., (2014), Energy Efficiency of Compressed Air Systems, 21st CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Trondheim, Norway.

Posselt, G., Fischer, J., Heinemann, T., Thiede, S., Alvandi, S., Weinert, N., Kara, S., Herrmann, C., (2014),Extending energy value stream models by the TBS dimension – Applied on a multi-product process chain in the railway industry, 21st CIRPInternational Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Norway.

 

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2013

Journals

Ibbotson, S., Kara, S., (2013), LCA case study. Part 1: Cradle-to-grave Environmental Footprint Analysis of Composites and Stainless Steel I-Beams, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 18, pp. 208–217.

Kara, S., Ibbotson, S., Kayis, B., (2013), Sustainable Product Development in Practice: an International Survey, accepted to be published in the Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management in 2013.

Kara S., Manmek S., (2011), Embodied Energy of Manufacturing Supply Chains, CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 4(3), pp. 317-323.

MoosaviRad, S.H., Kara, S., Ibbotson S., ( 2013), Evaluating Co2 Emissions Associated with International Outsourcing in Manufacturing Supply Chains, Modern Applied Science, 7(10), pp. 20-33.

MoosaviRad S.H., Kara S., Ibbotson S., 2013, Impact of international outsourcing on the value adding of industries, accepted to be published in International Journal of Logistics Management in 2013

Vongbunyong, S., Kara, S., Pagnucco, M., (2013), “Cognitive Robotics in Disassembly Automation”, CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, 62(1), pp. 31-34.

Vongbunyong, S., Kara, S., Pagnucco, M., (2013), Basic Behaviour Control of the Vision-based Cognitive Robotic Disassembly Automation”, Journal of Assembly Automation, 33-1, pp. 38-56.

Kornfeld, B., Kara, S., (2013), “Selection of Lean and Six Sigma Projects in Industry”, accepted to be published in 2013, International Journal of Lean and Six Sigma, 4(1), 4, pp. 4-16.

Dettmer, T., Ibbotson, S., Öhlschläger, G., Herrmann, C., Kara, S., (2012), “Technical Applications of Jatropha Oil – Environmental Chances and Challenges”, submitted to the Journal of Industrial.

Ibbotson, S., Dettmar, T., Kara, S., Herrmann, C., (2013), “Eco-efficiency of Disposable and Reusable Surgical Instruments – A scissors case”, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, DOI 10.1007/s11367-013-0547.

Kara, S, Ibbotson, S., Kayis, B., (2013), “Sustainable Product Development in Practice: An International Survey", accepted to be published in the Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management”,

Conference papers

Boonsothonsatit, K. ,Kara, S., Kayis, B., Ibbotson, S., (2013), Weighted Additive Fuzzy Goal Programming-Based Decision Support System for Green Supply Network Design, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Bangkok, Thailand.

Ghadimi, P., Kara, S., Kornfeld, B., (2013), Advanced On-Site Energy Generation towards Sustainable Manufacturing, Re-engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability. Springer Singapore, 2013, 153-158.

Ibbotson, S., Kara, S., Herrmann, C., Thiede, S., (2013), Impact of Process Selection on Material and Energy Flow, Proceedings of the 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Singapore.

MoosaviRad, S.H., Kara, S., (2013), Outsourcing Outcomes and CO2 Emissions in Australian Manufacturing Industry, International Conference on Production and Supply Chain Management (ICPSCM), Rome, Italy, 7-9 November 2013.

MoosaviRad, S.H., Kara, S., Ibbotson, S., (2013), Outsourcing Decisions and Environmental Sustainability, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), Cape Town, South Africa.

Kornfeld, B. Kara, S., (2013), “A framework for developing portfolios of improvements projects in manufacturing”, Proceedings of the 46th CIRP Manufacturing Systems Conference, 29-31 May, Setabol, Portugal.

Li, W., Kara, S., Kornfeld, B., (2013), “Developing unit process models for predicting energy consumption in industry: A case of extrusion line”, Proceedings of the 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 17-19 April, Singapore.

Ibbotson, S., Kara, S., Herrmann, C., Thiede, S., (2013), “Impact of Process Selection on Material and Energy Flow”, Proceedings of the 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 17-19 April, Singapore.

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2012

Books, Chapters in Books

Herrmann, C., Kara, S. (ed.), (2012), Transition Towards Energy Efficient Machine Tools, Series in Sustainable Production and Life Cycle Management, Springer, Berlin, ISBN: 978-3-642-32246-4.

Kara, S., Coleman, K.S, (2012), Production Management Game: Putting Theory into Practice, In Flood, A. & Coleman, K. (Eds.). Marking Time: Leading and Managing the Development of Assessment in Higher Education', Champaign, Illinois: Common Grounds Publishing LLC.

Kara, S., Allen, B., (2012), Contextualising the Teaching of Design and Manufacture using a Real Life Product Development Project”, In Flood, A. & Coleman, K. (Eds.). Marking Time: Leading and Managing the Development of Assessment in Higher Education', Champaign, Illinois: Common Grounds Publishing LLC.

Herrmann, C., Kara, S. (ed.), (2012), Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Systems, Series in Sustainable Production and Life Cycle Management, Springer, Berlin, ISBN: 978-3-642-25913-5.

Herrmann, C., Kara, S. (ed.), (2012), Managing Green Business Model Transformation, Series in Sustainable Production and Life Cycle Management, Springer, Berlin, ISBN: 978-3-642-28847-0

Kara, S., (2010), “Assessing Remaining Useful Lifetime”, in Wiley Encyclopaedia of Operations Research and Management Science, Ed. J. J. Cochran, John Wiley  & Sons, pp. 1-14.

Journals

Kim, S.J., Kara, S., Kayis., B., (2012), “Analysis of the Impact of Technology Changes on the Economic and Environmental influence of Product Life Cycle Design”, accepted to be published in the Computer Integrated Manufacturing Journal. -

Boonsothonsatit, K., Kara, S., Ibbotson, S., (2012), Development of a Generic decision support system based on multi-Objective Optimisation for Green supply chain network design (GOOG), submitted to the International Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management.

Li, W., Winter, M., Kara, S., Herrmann, C., (2012), “Eco-efficiency of Manufacturing Processes: A Grinding Case”, CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 61/1, pp. 59-63.

Umeda, Y., Takata, S., Kimura, F., Tomiyama, T., Sutherland, J., Kara, S., Herrmann, C., Duflou, J., (2012), “Towards Integrated Product and Process Life Cycle Planning”, CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 61/2.

Duflou, J.R., Sutherland, J., Dornfeld, D., Herrmann, C., Jeswiet, J., Kara, S., Hauschild, M., Kellens, K., (2012), “Towards Energy and Resource Efficient Manufacturing: A Process and Systems Approach”, CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 61/2, pp.  

Conference papers

Kim, S. J., Kara, S., (2012), “Impact of Technology on Product Life Cycle Design: An Environmental and Functional Perspective”, Proceedings of the 19th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 23-25 May, Berkeley, California, USA, 191-196.

Vongbungyong, S., Kara, S., Pagnucco, M., (2012), “A Framework for Using Cognitive Robotics in Disassembly of Products”, Proceedings of the 19th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 23-25 May, Berkeley, California, USA.

Boosothonsatit, K., Kara, S., Ibbotson, S., (2012) “A General Simulation Model for Green Supplier Selection”, Proceedings of the 19th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 23-25 May, Berkeley, California, USA.

Qureshi, F., Li, W., Kara, S., Herrmann, C., (2012), “Unit Process Energy Consumption Models for Material Addition Processes: A case of Injection Moulding Process”,  Proceedings of the 19th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 23-25 May, Berkeley, California, USA.

Ibbotson, S., Kara, S., (2012), Environmental Footprint of Magnetite Nano-Particles”, Proceedings of the 19th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 23-25 May, Berkeley, California, USA.

Mennenga, M., Thiede, S., Beier, J., Dettmer, J., Kara, S., Herrmann, C., (2012), “A Forecasting Model for the Evaluation of Future Resource Availability”,  Proceedings of the 19th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 23-25 May, Berkeley, California, USA.

Winter, M., Öhlschläger, G., Dettmer,  T., Ibbotson, S., Herrmann, C., Kara, S., (2012), “Using Jatropha Oil-based Metal Working Fluids in Machining Processes: A Functional and Ecological Life-cycle Evaluation”, Proceedings of the 19th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 23-25 May, Berkeley, California, USA.

Thiede, S., Spiering, T., Herrmann, C., Kara, S., (2012), “Dynamic Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculation of Injection Moulding Machines”, Proceedings of the 19th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 23-25 May, Berkeley, California, USA.

Heinemann, T., Machida, W., Thiede, S., Herrmann, C., Kara, S., (2012), “A Hierarchical Evaluation Scheme for Industrial Process Chains: An Aluminum Die Casting Case”, Proceedings of the 19th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 23-25 May, Berkeley, California, USA.

Bogdanski, G., Li, W., Spiering, T., Kara, S., Herrmann, C., (2012), Energy Monitoring in Manufacturing Companies - Instruments and Tool, Proceedings of the 19th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 23-25 May, Berkeley, California, USA.

 

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2011

Journals

Ibbotson, S., Kara, S., (2011), “LCA Case: Part 1 – Cradle to Grave Environmental Footprint Analysis of Composite and Stainless Steel I-Beams”, In-print, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.

Kara, S., Li, W., (2011), “Unit Process Energy Consumption Models for Manufacturing Processes”, CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 60/1, pp. 37-40.

Herrmann, C., Thiede, S., Kara, S., Hesselbach  J., (2011), “Energy Oriented Simulation of Manufacturing Systems: Concept and Application“, CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 60/1, pp.45-49.

Herrmann, C., Kara, S., Thiede, S., (2011), “Dynamic Life Costing based on Lifetime Prediction”, International Journal Sustainable Engineering, iFirst Article, pp. 1-12.

Li, W., Kara, S., (2011), “An Empirical Model for Predicting Energy Consumption of Manufacturing Processes: A Case of Turning Process”, Journal of Engineering Manufacture, on-line print, DOI: 10.1177/2041297511398541.

Kornfeld, B., Kara, S., (2011), “Portfolio Selection in Continuous Improvement”, International Journal of Production and Operations Management, Vol. 31, No. 10, pp. 1071-1088.

Conference papers

Kara,  S.,  Bogdanski,  G.,  Li,  W.,  (2011),  “Electricity  Metering  and  Monitoring  in    Manufacturing Systems”,  Key  note  paper,  Proceedings  of  the  18 th   CIRP  International  Conference  on  Life  Cycle Engineering, 2-4 May, Braunschweig, Germany, pp. 1-10.

Thiede, S., Herrmann, C., Kara, S., (2011), “Energy Flow Oriented Manufacturing System Simulation: Concept  and  Application”,  Proceedings  of  the  18 th   CIRP  International  Conference  on  Life  Cycle Engineering, 2-4 May, Braunschweig, Germany, pp. 335-340.

Li, W., Zein, A., Kara, S., Herrmann, C., (2011), “An Investigation into the Fixed Power Consumption of Machine Tools”, Proceedings of the 18 th  CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 2-4 May, Braunschweig, Germany, pp. 268-273.

Zein,  A.,  Herrmann,  C.,  Li,  W.,  Kara,  S.,  (2011),  “Energy  Efficiency  Measures  for  the  Design  and Operation  of  Machine  Tools:  An  Axiomatic  Approach”,  Proceedings  of  the  18 th   CIRP  International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 2-4 May, Braunschweig, Germany, pp. 274-279.

Schulz,  J.,  Kara,  S.,  Herrmann,  C.,  Manmek,  S.,  Dettmer,  T.,  Luger,  T.,  (2011),  “Environmental footprint  of  Single-use  Surgical  Instruments  in  Comparison  with  Multi-use  Surgical  Instruments”, Proceedings  of  the  18 th   CIRP  International  Conference  on  Life  Cycle  Engineering,  2-4  May, Braunschweig, Germany, pp. 623-628.

Khumboon,  R.,  Kara,  S.,  Ibbotson,  S.,  (2011),  “A  Decision  Making  Model  for  Employing  Product Service  System  in  Industry”,  Proceedings  of  the  3rd  CIRP  International  Conference  on  Industrial Product Service Systems, 2-4 May, Braunschweig, Germany, pp. 177-182.

Ibbotson,  S.,  Kara,  S.,  (2011),  “Carbon  Footprint  Analysis  of  Products  –  Cradle  to  Gate  and Manufacturing Supply Chains”, submitted to the 7 th  Australian Conference on Life Cycle Assessment, on-CD, pp. 27.

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2010

Books, Chapters in Books

Kara, S., (2010), “Assessing Remaining Useful Lifetime”, Wiley Enscylopedia May 16, 2018-->n, John Wiley  & Sons.

Journals

Kara, S., Manmek, S., Herrmann, C., (2010), “Global Manufacturing & the Embodied Energy of Products”, CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 59, pp. 29-32.

Vass, J., Randall, B., Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., (2010), “Vibration-based Approach to Lifetime Prediction of Electric Motors for Reuse”, International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing”, Vol. 2, No 1, pp.

Manmek, S., Kaebernick, H., Kara, S. (2010), “Simplified Environmental Impact Drivers for Product Life Cycle”, International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing”, Vol. 2, No 1, pp.

Conference papers

Kara, S., Manmek, S., (2010), “Impact of Manufacturing Supply Chain on the Embodied Energy of Products”, Proceedings of the 43rd International Conference on Manufacturing Systems, May, Vienna, Austria, pp. 187-194.

Kara, S., Manmek, S., (2010), “Cradle-to-Gate Embodied Energy of Products”, Proceedings of the 17th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, May, Hefei, China, pp. 66-70.

Herrmann, C., Kara, S., Thiede, S., Luger, T., (2010), “Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing – Perspectives from Germany and Australia”, Proceedings of the 17th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, May, Hefei, China, pp. 23-28.

Zwolinski, P., Kara, S., Manmek, S., (2010), “Comparison of Eco-design Tools for the Conceptual Design Phase”, Proceedings of the 17th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, May, Hefei, China, pp. 265-270.

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2009

Journals

Rugrungruang, F., Kara, S. (2009), “An Integrated Methodology for Assessing Physical and Technological Life of Products for Reuse”, International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, Vol.1, No 4, pp. 463-490.

Anderberg, S., Kara, S., Beno, T. (2009), “Impact of Energy Efficiency on CNC Machining”, Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Vol.224, Part B.

Herrmann, C., Kara, S., Thiede, S., (2009), “Dynamic Life Costing based on Lifetime Prediction”, submitted to International Journal Sustainable Engineering.

Conference papers

Anderberg, S., Kara, S., (2009), “Energy and Cost Efficiency in CNC Machining”, Proceedings of the 7th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, 2-4 December, Chennai, India.

Kara, S., Kayis, B., (2009), “Environmental Impact of Global Manufacturing”, Proceedings of the 16th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 5-6 May, Cairo, Egypt.

Kara, S., (2009), “Carbon Emission Scheme and its Impact on Australian Manufacturing Industry”, Invited Key Note Speech, 16th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 5-6 May, Cairo, Egypt.

Manmek, S., Kara, S., (2009), “Application of the Simplified Life Cycle Inventory for a Product Life Cycle”, Proceedings of the 7th Australian Life Cycle Assessment Conference, 22-24 November, Melbourne, Australia.

Kara, S., Lu, M., (2009), “Multidimensional Requirement Analysis for Sustainable Product Development”, Proceedings of the 7th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, 2-4 December, Chennai, India.

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2008

Journals

J.R. Duflou, J. R., G. Seliger, G., Kara, S., Umeda, Y., Ometto, A., Willems, B., (2008), “Effieciency and Feasibility of Product Disassembly: A Case Based Study“, CIRP Annals, Vol. 57/2.

Jeswiet, J., Kara, S., (2008), “Carbon Emissions and CES in Manufacturing”, CIRP Annals, Vol. 57/1.

Kara, S. Manmek, S., Kaebernick, H., Ibbotson, I., (2008), “Assessment of Products for Minimal Manufacturing”, CIRP Annals, Vol. 57/1.

Hanafi, J., Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., (2008), “Reverse Logistic Strategies for End of Life Products”, International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 19, Issue. 3, pp. 367 – 388.

Conference papers

Kara, S., Manmek, S., Lu, M., (2008), “A Trade-off Model for the Early Design Phase of Products”, Proceedings of the 6th Global Conference on Sustainable Product Development and Life Cycle Engineering, 29 Sept. – 1 Oct., Busan, Korea.

Manmek, S., Kara, S., (2008), “Life Cycle Assessment of the Information and Communication Technology”, Proceedings of the 6th Global Conference on Sustainable Product Development and Life Cycle Engineering, 29 Sept. – 1 Oct., Busan, Korea.

Vass, J., Randall, B., Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., (2008), “Vibration-based Approach to Lifetime Prediction of Washing Machines”, Proceedings of the 15th CIRP International Conference in Life Cycle Engineering, 11-13 June, Sydney, Australia.

Hanafi, J., Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., (2008), “Analysis of Collection Network Strategy Applications to End-of-Life Electronics”, Proceedings of the 15th CIRP International Conference in Life Cycle Engineering, 11-13 June, Sydney, Australia.

Rugrungruang, F., Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., (2008), “Technology Forecasting for Component Reuse”, Proceedings of the 15th CIRP International Conference in Life Cycle Engineering, 11-13 June, Sydney, Australia.

Khamboon, R., Kara, S., Kayis, B., (2008), “Product Service Systems: State of the Art”, Proceedings of the 15th CIRP International Conference in Life Cycle Engineering, 11-13 June, Sydney, Australia.

Manmek, S., Kaebernick, H., Kara, S., (2008), “Simplified Life Cycle Assessment for Product Life Cycle”, Proceedings of the 15th CIRP International Conference in Life Cycle Engineering, 11-13 June, Sydney, Australia.

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2007

Books, Chapters in Books

Kaebernick, H., Ibbotson, S., Kara, S. (2007), “Cradle-to-Cradle Manufacturing”, in Transitions:  Pathways towards Sustainable Urban Development in Australia, CSIRO Press.

Journals

Kara, S., Manmek, P., Kaebernick, (2007), “An Integrated Methodology to Estimate the External Environmental Costs of Products”, CIRP Annals, Vol. 56/1.

Ibbotson, S., Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., (2007), “A Methodology to Analyse the Critical Design Parameters for Reuse”, International Journal of Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacture, Volume 13, Numbers 3 & 4.

Kara, S., Rugrungruang, F., Kaebernick, H., (2007), “Simulation Modelling of Reverse Logistics Networks”, International Journal of Production Economics, 106, 61-69.

Mazhar, M. I., Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., (2007), “Remaining Life Estimation of Used Components in Consumer Products: Life Cycle Data Analysis by Weibull and Artificial Neural Networks”, Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 25, Issue 6, November, Pages 1184-1193.

Conference papers

Hanafi, J., Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., (2007), “Generating Fuzzy Colored Petri Net Forecasting Model to Predict the Return of Products”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, 7-10 May, Orlando, Florida.

Rugrugruang, F., Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., (2007), “Lifetime Modeling of Products for Reuse: A Simulation Approach”, Proceedings of the 14th CIRP International Conference in Life Cycle Engineering, 11-13 June, Tokyo, Japan.

Anityasari, M., Kaebernick, H, Kara, S., (2007), “The Role of Warranty in Reuse Strategy”, Proceedings of the 14th CIRP International Conference in Life Cycle Engineering, 11-13 June, Tokyo, Japan.

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2006

Books, Chapters in Books

Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., Ibbotson, S. (2006), “Using Design for Environment for Redesigning a Household Appliance”, Innovation in Life Cycle Engineering and Sustainable Development, Eds. D. Brissaud, S. Tichkiewitch and P. Zwolinski, Springer Publications.

Kaebernick, H., Kara, S., (2006), “Reuse and Recycling Technologies”, Handbook of Environmentally Conscious Design, Ed. M. Kutz, John Wiley & Sons.

Journals

Kara, S., Pornprasitpol, P., Kaebernick. H., (2006), “Selective Disassembly Sequencing: A Methodology for the End-of-Life Products”, Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 55/1.

Conference papers

Ibbotson, S., Kara, S., Kaebernick, H, (2006), “ Remaining Life Estimation of Product Clusters for Reuse”, Proceedings of the 4th Global Conference on Sustainable Product Development and Life Cycle Engineering, 3-6 October, Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Ibbotson, S, Kara, S., (2006), “Clustering of Industrial Products for Reuse”, Proceedings of the 5th Australian Life Cycle Assessment Conference, 22-24 November, Melbourne, Australia.

Kaebernick, H., Kara, S., (2006), “Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing: A Survey on Industry Practices”, Key Note Paper, Proceedings of the 13th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 31 May – 2 June, Leuven, Belgium.

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2005

Journals

Kara, S., Mazhar, M. I., Kaebernick, H., Ahmed, H., (2005), “Determining the Reuse Potential of Components Based on Life Cycle Data”, Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 54/1.

Kara, S., Pornprasitpol, P., Kaebernick. H., (2005), “A Methodology for Selective Disassembly for End-of-Life (EOL) Products”, Journal of Assembly Automation, 25:2, pp. 124-134.

Conference papers

Kara, S., Honke, I., Kaebernick, H., (2005), “An Integrated Framework for Implementing Sustainable Product Development”, Proceedings the EcoDesign 2005, 12-14 December, Tokyo, Japan.

Hanafi, J., Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., (2005), “Comparative Assessment to Identify the Characteristics of Collectors in Reverse Logistics”,  Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Bali-Indonesia, 15-17 December, pp. L1-9.

Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., Ibbotson, S., (2005), “Using Design for Environment for Redesigning a Household Appliance: A Case Study”, Proceedings of the 12th CIRP Seminar on Life Cycle Engineering, 3-5 April, Grenoble, France.

Mazhar, I. M., Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., (2005), “Reliability Assessment for Reuse of Components in Consumer Products-A Statistical and Condition Monitoring Data Analysis Strategy”, Proceedings of the 4th Australian Life Cycle Assessment Conference, 23-25 February, Sydney, Australia.

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Before 2005

Journals

Mazhar, I. M., Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., (2004), “Reuse Potential of Used Parts in Consumer Products: Assessment with Weibull Analysis”, International Journal of Production Engineering and Computers, Vol. 6, No. 7, pp. 113-118.

Kara, S., Mazhar, I. M., Kaebernick, H., (2004), “Lifetime Prediction of Components for Reuse: An Overview”, International Journal of Environment and Technology, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 323-348.

Kaebernick, H., Kara, S., Sun, M., (2003), “Sustainable Product Development and Manufacturing by Considering Environmental Requirements”, Robotics and Computer - Integrated Manufacturing Journal, Vol. 19, Issue 6, Dec.

Kaebernick, H., Sun, M., Kara, S., (2003), “Simplified Lifecycle Assessment for the Early Design Stages of Industrial Products”, Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 52/1.

Kaebernick, H., Anityasari. M., Kara, S., (2002), “A Technical and Economic Model for End-of-Life (EOL) Options of Industrial Products”, International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, Vol. 1, No.2, pp. 171-183.

Conference papers

Anityasari, M., Kaebernick, H., Kara, S., (2004),“A Reliability-Centered Model to Forecast the Flow of Used Products”, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Manufacturing and Management, December 8-10, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

Kara, S., Hanafi, J., Manmek, S., Kaebernick, H., (2004), “Life Cycle Cost and Health Impact Estimation of Injection Molded Parts”, Proceedings of the Global Conference on Product Development and Life Cycle Engineering, September 29 – October 1, Berlin, Germany, pp. 73-77.

Kaebernick, H., Kara, S., Mueller, K., Seliger, G., Keil, T., (2004), ”A Data Structure Concept for Data Monitoring Systems”, Proceedings of the Global Conference on Product Development and Life Cycle Engineering, September 29 – October 1, Berlin, Germany, pp. 67-71.

Kara S., Rugrungruang F., Kaebernick, H., (2004), “Simulation Modeling of Reverse Logistics Networks”, Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Logistics, July 11-13, Bangalore, India.

Mazhar, I. M., Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., (2004), “Reuse Potential of Used Parts in Consumer Products: Assessment with Weibull Analysis”, Proceedings of the CIRP Seminar on Life Cycle Engineering, June 21-22, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro.

Kaebernick, K., Sari, N., Kara, S., (2003), “Reusability Assessment of Industrial Products”, Proceeding of the 9th International Conference on Manufacturing Excellence (ICME), October 13-15, Melbourne, Australia.

Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., Supratman, L., (2003), “A Reverse Logistics Framework for Whitegood Appliance Collection in the Sydney Metropolitan Area: An IDEF3 Approach”, Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Logistics, July 6-8, Seville, Spain.

Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., Magnusson, P., (2003), “Modelling of Product Collection Networks in Sydney Metropolitan Area: A Simulation Approach”, Proceedings of the CIRP Seminar on Life Cycle Engineering, May 21-23, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Kara, S., Sun, M., Kaebernick, H., (2002), “A Trade-off Model for Sustainable Product Development”, Proceedings of the 9th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, April 9 - 10, Erlangen, Germany.

Kara, S., Kaebernick, H., Banfield, M., (2002), “Technical and Economical Assessment of Disassembly and Recycling Operations for Appliances”, Proceedings of the 7th International Pacific Conference on Manufacturing, November 27 – 29, Bangkok, Thailand.

Kaebernick, H., Kara, S., Sun, M., (2002), “A Sustainable Manufacturing Paradigm: Introducing Environmental Requirements into Product Development”, Proceedings of the International Manufacturing Leaders Forum; Leadership of Future in Manufacturing, February 8 - 10, Adelaide, Australia.

Kaebernick, H., Anityasari. M., Kara, S., (2001), “Re-use or Recycling of Industrial Products: A Technical and Economic Model for Decision Making”, Proceedings of the 8th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, June 18 – 20, Varna, Bulgaria.

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