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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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Competitiveness and sustainability effects of cars and their business models in Swedish small town regions

Research paper published in Journal of Cleaner Production. Highlights Gasoline car causes the most emissions from its manufacturing and use phases. Local jobs from renewables give positive contribution to social sustainability. Renewable electricity in electric carpool cause least socio-ecological impact. Car Pooling is more cost-effective for those who drive from 2000 to 8500 km. People travel […]

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Planetary science and exploration in the deep subsurface: results from the MINAR Program, Boulby Mine, UK

ABSTRACT The subsurface exploration of other planetary bodies can be used to unravel their geological history and assess their habitability. On Mars in particular, present-day habitable conditions may be restricted to the subsurface. Using a deep subsurface mine, we carried out a program of extraterrestrial analog research – MINe Analog Research (MINAR). MINAR aims to […]

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The quadratically cubic Burgers equation: an exactly solvable nonlinear model for shocks, pulses and periodic waves

ABSTRACT A modified equation of Burgers type with a quadratically cubic (QC) nonlinear term was recently pointed out as a new exactly solvable model of mathematical physics. However, its derivation, analytical solution, computer modeling, as well as its physical applications and analysis of corresponding nonlinear wave phenomena have not been published up to now. The […]

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On the Shaker Simulation of Wind-Induced Non-Gaussian Random Vibration

ABSTRACT Gaussian signal is produced by ordinary random vibration controllers to test the products in the laboratory, while the field data is usually non-Gaussian. Two methodologies are presented in this paper for shaker simulation of wind-induced non-Gaussian vibration. The first methodology synthesizes the non-Gaussian signal offline and replicates it on the shaker in the Time […]

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A nonlinear screen as an element for sound absorption and frequency conversion systems

ABSTRACT The paper discusses a model for a screen with dissipative and nonlinear elastic properties that can be used in acoustic sound absorption and frequency conversion systems. Calculation and estimation schemes are explained that are necessary for understanding the functional capabilities of the device. Examples of the nonlinear elements in the screen and promising applications […]

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Additive Manufacturing Technology Potential: A Cleaner Manufacturing Alternative

ABSTRACT This paper focuses on an emerging manufacturing technology called Additive Manufacturing (AM) and its potential to become a more efficient and cleaner manufacturing alternative. This work is built around selected case companies, where the benefit of AM compared to other more traditional technologies is studied through the comparison of resource consumption. The resource consumption […]

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The Adoption of Additive Manufacturing Technology in Sweden

Research paper in collaboration with the faculty of engineering (LTH), Lund university, published in “3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing”, Vol. 2, No4, 2015. (http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/3dp.2015.0013) ABSTRACT This article analyzes the adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies in Sweden. The data set consists of a recent and representative sample of Swedish AM users (companies, universities, and research […]

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International Conference on Engineering Design 2015

ICED was back to Italy this summer, 34 years after it kicked off in Rome in 1981. PDRL was well represented with 6 papers, covering a range of topics under the common denominator of supporting innovation and engineering activities “in real life”. See below for more info on our contributions to ICED’15.   MODEL BASED DECISION […]

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