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Experimental and numerical assessment of the work of fracture in injection-moulded low-density polyethylene

ABSTRACT The fracture mechanics properties of injection-moulded low-density polyethylene (LDPE) sheets were investigated both experimentally and numerically. The total work of fracture was determined experimentally, by means of fracture mechanics testing of sheets of injection-moulded LDPE with side cracks of different lengths. A multi-specimen method, proposed by Kim and Joe (1987), was employed. The total […]

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Creating High-performing Innovation Teams

ABSTRACT This research suggests a conceptual process of how to create high-performing innovation teams to meet the market’s need of faster ways of conducting innovation work. The CIT-process (Creating high-performing Innovation Teams) is a five-step-process systematically developed to meet organizational-, team-, and individual perspectives. On a holistic level, this research contributes to prior research by […]

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Masters thesis opportunities in testing and finite element simulation of packaging materials

Packages are the means of preservation, distribution and convenience of use for food, medicine and other consumer products. Introduction of new packaging materials or package opening techniques for better user experience, forces new design measurements which require a large number of prototype developments and physical testing. In order to achieve more rapid and robust designs, […]

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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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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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