Monthly Archives: January 2018

Knowledge Enabled Engineering project 2018

Students in the course MT2545 Knowledge Enabled Engineering had today their final group project presentation at Dynapac Compaction Equipment AB. Under LP2, Mathilda Weinert, Anton Sterner, Simon Thorstensson and Mostafa Salman have worked with enterprise modelling and simulation tools to optimize the drum manufacturing process of small and large asphalt compactors. MT2545 Knowledge Enabled Engineering […]

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Success story: from thesis project to series production

Anton Svensson, currently Senior Lead Engineer within Complete Vehicle Layout & Concepts at Scania CV AB, graduated from BTH’s mechanical engineering program in 2011. His thesis project, “Design of Modular Scania LowEntry Instep” (carried out together with Anna Gharibi from Chalmers), was the starting point for a future career at Scania. We took the opportunity to […]

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Framework for Simulation-Driven Design of Stamping Dies Considering Elastic Die and Press Deformations

ABSTRACT Sheet metal forming (SMF) simulations are used extensively throughout the development phase of industrial stamping dies. In these SMF simulations, the die and press are normally considered as rigid. Previous research has however shown that elastic deformation in these parts has a significant negative impact on process performance. This paper demonstrates methods for counteracting […]

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Innovativ och Hållbar Produktutveckling i mål

Tisdag 16 januari presenterade studenterna i årskurs 3 på maskinteknikprogrammen resultaten av sina produktutvecklingsprojekt genomförda i samverkan med olika industripartners. Eventet organiserades i form av en mässa där studenterna demonstrerade prototyper och presenterade sina resultat och processen dit för intresserade besökare. Bland annat har studenterna genomfört projekt tillsammans med lokala företag såsom att hjälpa PST i Torsås […]

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Introducing Sustainability in Value Models to Support Design Decision Making: A Systematic Review

ABSTRACT Manufacturing organizations shall recognize sustainability as a business occasion to capitalize on, rather than an undesirable pressing situation. Still, empirical evidence shows that this opportunity is hard to capture and communicate in global strategic decisions, through planning by tactical management, to daily operational activities. This paper systematically reviews the modeling challenges at the crossroad […]

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Industry 4.0, Nakajima Test, Elderly healthcare: Cross-disciplinary projects in the yearly Project Course for Exchange Students.

Two months to apply in “real life” what has been learned during the years of university education, starting from a plan to the delivery of a final solution. This was the task the international students participating in the MT1490 yearly project course. Three teams of students, have on January 10th presented the results of multidisciplinary […]

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Simulation-driven design, Projects 2017

Modelling and simulation is today a natural part of engineering design in businesses of all types and sizes. However, transition from simulation as primary a tool for verifying solutions that are already decided upon towards use of simulation to stimulate creation of new concepts and provide guidance towards more optimized designs, especially in early development […]

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Extreme PSS Innovation 2017/18 completed

In the Extreme PSS Innovation course, students from BTH’s masters programmes in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Management and Engineering, and Sustainable Product-Service System Innovation (MSPI) are given challenges from real industrial companies to solve. The course is a central part of BTH’s mantra “In Real Life”. 

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Anisotropic Elastic-Viscoplastic Properties at Finite Strains of Injection-Moulded Low-Density Polyethylene

ABSTRACT Injection-moulding is one of the most common manufacturing processes used for polymers. In many applications, the mechanical properties of the product is of great importance. Injection-moulding of thin-walled polymer products tends to leave the polymer structure in a state where the mechanical properties are anisotropic, due to alignment of polymer chains along the melt […]

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Kids enjoying the math of digital modelling and prototyping

The Product Development Research Lab provided a workshop for kids age 10-13 as a part of the math day for kids “Möjligheternas dag”  to enable exploration of a range of topics including: 3D modelling, additive manufacturing (3D printing), 3D scanning, Virtual Interfaces and Augmented Reality.

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