Date

6-2014

Degree Name

BS in Materials Engineering

Department

Materials Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Trevor Harding

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to obtain basic understanding of the sustainability of Cal Poly IME 144 laboratory. Since the general condition of the lab prevents precise, efficient data collection, fuzzy logic is used to provide an overview of the laboratory's sustainability. Aluminum chips, brass chips, and paper waste are identified as primary waste streams. Electric usage of the laboratory is approximately calculated based on the machines' running time. Fuzzy logic system with three inputs and one output is designed in the Matlab software environment with Simulink to simulate a model for the laboratory's sustainability. Also the study suggests a few alternatives to improve the sustainability based on the model.

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