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Supporting Early Stage Set-Based Concurrent Engineering with Value Driven Design

Abstract Set-Based Concurrent Engineering is commonly adopted to drive the development of complex products and systems. However, its application requires design information about a future product that is often not mature enough in the early design stages, and that it is not encompassing a service and lifecycle- oriented perspective. There is a need for manufacturers […]

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Value Driven Design revisited: emerging modelling concepts and applications

Abstract Extended product warranties, leasing, and pay-per-use schemes are few examples of how manufacturing companies are shifting their focus from selling products to offering “solutions”, combining products and services to maximise customer value. The idea of optimising a system towards the best ‘value’ is both “intuitive and sensible”, and processes such as Value Driven Design […]

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STPs’ role as facilitators when innovation-advising organizations develop a common quality-assured innovation advising process

Abstract This study explores science and technology parks’ (STP) role as facilitators when an innovation advising organization network (IAON) within the health, social welfare, and medical technology sector (health-tech) develops a quality-assured innovation advising process (QAIP). The background is that more and more products using Industry 4.0 technology are being developed for the health-tech sector. […]

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Problems when creating innovation teams

Abstract This research explores problems occurring when practitioners use a research-based methodology regarding how to create high-performing innovation teams, namely the CIT-process, which has not been used by practitioners before. The CIT-process is recommended to be used prior to the ideation phase, which otherwise is considered to be the first phase in the innovation process. […]

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Congratulations Docent Alessandro Bertoni!

Alessandro Bertoni today held his trial lecture for appointment as Docent (Associate Professor) at Blekinge Institute of Technology. The lecture took the audience on a trip on how engineers have developed solutions to improve the world over the centuries, and why it is so relevant to apply and improve design methods and processes in our […]

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Welcome Roberto! A research exchange with data-driven PSS design in focus

Roberto Sala joins the Product Development Research Lab until the end of February 2020 to strengthen our research on data-driven decision-methods for PSS delivery. Roberto graduated in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and is now a final year PhD student at the department of Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering at University of […]

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Volvo Innovation Days 2019

Volvo held Innovation Days 2019 at the Volvo site in Wroclaw October 8-9. With Volvo being one of the core research partners BTH participated with keynotes, presentations and workshops in the conference where both presentations and poster exhibitions of innovation efforts within the company was displayed. Professor Tobias Larsson held one keynote at the opening […]

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A modified johnson-cook model for ferritic-pearlitic steel in dynamic strain aging regime

Abstract In this study, the flow stress behavior of ferritic-pearlitic steel (C45E steel) is investigated through isothermal compression testing at different strain rates (1 s-1, 5 s-1, and 60 s-1) and temperatures ranging from 200 to 700 °C. The stress-strain curves obtained from experimental testing were post-processed to obtain true stress-true plastic strain curves. To […]

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Framework for iterative value models

Iterative value models generation in the engineering design process

Abstract Value models are increasingly discussed today as a means to frontload conceptual design activities in engineering design, with the final goal of reducing cost and rework associated with sub-optimal decisions made from a system perspective. However, there is no shared agreement in the research community about what a value model exactly is, how many […]

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Congratulations Shafiqul Md Islam, PhD!

Today, Shafiqul had a morning of presentation and discussion as he defended his PhD thesis “Fracture and Delamination in Packaging Materials: A Study of Experimental Methods and Simulation Techniques” in front of family, friends and colleagues at Blekinge Institute of Technology. The research has focused the development of building blocks for complete package-opening FE-simulation. The studies […]

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