Circular Composites: A design guide for products containing composite materials in a circular economy

Authors

Jelle Joustra
Delft University of Technology | Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5925-3753
Riel Bessai
Delft University of Technology | Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
Keywords: circular economy, composite materials, product design, design guide

Synopsis

Composites are increasingly used to optimize the performance of applications as their properties can be tuned to achieve the desired functionality. The sustainability advantages during the use phase are not yet matched by lower impacts in the lifecycle of composite materials and products. In a circular economy this is problematic. This book will serve as a guide to designers who want to contribute with innovative and effective solutions. Circular recovery strategies, ranging from reuse to restructuring and recycling, are connected to the design process and concrete design approaches. By providing clear design guidelines and illustrative examples in a structured way the information is readily accessible and applicable to designers.

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Author Biographies

Jelle Joustra, Delft University of Technology | Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering

Jelle Joustra is a design researcher at TU Delft. For his PhD he investigated design strategies for composite products in a circular economy. He enjoys the interplay between research and design, generating knowledge to realise design solutions and vice versa. In his work, he pays special attention to material aspects with respect to product performance and sustainability.

Riel Bessai, Delft University of Technology | Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering

Riel Bessai is a designer from Canada and a doctoral researcher on the topic of Regenerative Design at TU Delft. His work focuses on applying circularity and regenerative principles to societal and environmental challenges. Specifically, he considers design interventions in materials, products, systems, and behaviours to address the ecological crisis.

Published

March 9, 2022

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978-94-6384-319-5

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