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Value-driven engineering design: lessons learned from the road construction equipment industry

ABSTRACT Value models, in form of economical optimization functions, are often proposed to frontload engineering design activities. However, literature argues that, when qualitative data and assumptions prevail, a qualitative assessment of the ‘goodness’ of a design is preferable against a numerical (and monetary-based) encoding of preferences. This paper explores how a model-based approach can support […]

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PDRL at the Workshop on Systems Engineering Education in the Nordic Countries

How do we educate our students to deal with the increasingly complex engineering challenges that they will meet in the future? As globalization and systems complexity are increasing, so need the quality of engineering education to continuously increase, to come closer and closer to the evolving industrial needs. The Workshop on Systems Engineering Education in […]

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Systems Engineering “in real life” at Volvo Construction Equipment

“Systems Engineering is about simplifying the problem, without taking away what is important. You cannot manage all the complexity at once”. A great lesson for our MT2530 Systems Engineering students that today visited VCE facilities in Braås. The concept of ‘articulated hauler’ was invented in Braås more than 50 years ago, in 1966. The site has […]

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Evoke: A value-driven concept selection method for early system design

ABSTRACT The development of new technologically advanced products requires the contribution from a range of skills and disciplines, which are often difficult to find within a single company or organization. Requirements establishment practices in Systems Engineering (SE), while ensuring coordination of activities and tasks across the supply network, fall short when it comes to facilitate […]

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Models for Value-driven engineering design

ABSTRACT Nowadays, it is a great challenge to understand what models shall be used to iteratively translate customer desires into terms that are meaningful for engineering design decision-making. This paper proposes a framework illustrating the iterative evolution of model-based enablers for value during conceptual system design. The framework is developed from the analysis of four […]

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Guest Lecture on Atlas Copco systems engineering practices by Magnus Fast

On May 12 the students of the course on Systems Engineering have had the possibility to attend to the guest lecture hold by Magnus Fast, product responsible for asphalt rollers at Atlas Copco Karlskrona. Magnus gave a really interesting speech about design and development practices, needs and trade off analyses faced during the everyday work […]

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