The laboratory "Computational Modelling in LCA" aims at providing the students with scientific modelling and programming tools to perform more comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies for emerging technologies.
Brightway2 is a open source framework for life cycle assessment (LCA). It is designed to be easy to use, while still being powerful. The core principles of Brightway2 are simplicity, innovation, and power. Brightway2 is for people who want more than is possible with current LCA or sustainability software. Researchers and academics are particularly suitable, because the power that Brightway2 brings is worth the cost of learning a new software and possibly a new language.
(by C. Mutel, https://2.docs.brightway.dev/ )
The laboratory "Computational Modelling in LCA" is particularly directed at students of mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, but also at students from other disciplines such as Technology-Oriented Management (TOM), geoecology and environmental sciences. The laboratory is offered through the Master's program in mechanical engineering focusing on production and systems engineering. An updated list of elegible courses of study can be seen in the module handbook (Modulhandbuch) provided by the Technische Universität Braunschweig. The laboratory is taught in English.
In order to attend the laboratory, you must be attending or have attended the lecture Life Cycle Assessment for sustainable engineering.
The registration is open. To participate in the laboratory, please register in Stud.IP for the following course: "Computational Modelling in LCA".
Dates: Laboratory will take place in form of a block event (one week, half-day) -> From 07.02.2022 - 11.02.2022
Location: To be announced
Number of Participants: Max 10 students
A written report of the practical laboratory work will be evaluated as student work.