Yearly Archives: 2019

BTH PDRL at the 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design 2019

“Responsible Design for Our Future” is the theme for this year’s International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED http://www.iced19.org), which will be held in Delft, The Netherlands. ICED biannual conferences are organized by the Design Society and represent premiere forums where the design community comes together to share insights, discover new ideas, and to stay abreast of […]

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Newsletter: Delivering innovation and getting ahead! |2019:06

With Stanford/BTH ME310 and EXPE 2019 fresh in mind it is clear that rather than trying to guess the future it is probably better to create (design) it! Needfinding, relentless prototyping and experimentation will allow you to rapidly build knowledge around a problem and find ways of moving forward. Volvo and the BTH/Stanford student team explored and deliverd […]

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V-Com presented at Stanford University

V-Com, a precautionary system that communicates safety-critical information between truck drivers and vulnerable road users was presented by six final year MSc students from Blekinge Institute of Technology and Stanford University at this year’s Stanford EXPE – design experience. In their capstone project, ME310, which runs from October to June, they move in a Design Thinking process through phases of needfinding, ideation, prototyping and more to arrive at a final detail designed product to display at the final exhibition, the EXPE.

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Modeling ‘ilities’ in early Product-Service Systems design

ABSTRACT Product-Service Systems, like all complex systems, are vulnerable to unpredictable environmental changes that can seriously undermine their ability to continuously deliver value to customers. The long-term consequences of volatile markets, unanticipated technologies, and unpredictable changes in society must be captured, modeled and communicated to decision makers since the earliest stages of the design, so to identify sustainable […]

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Life cycle simulation to support cross-disciplinary decision making in early PSS design

ABSTRACT The development of early-stage simulation capabilities is a critical step in the quest for ‘frontloading’ early stage PSS design activities, reducing the cost and risk for rework associated with sub-optimal decisions. This paper describes how life cycle simulations, based on a Discrete Event approach, can be applied to support cross-disciplinary decision making in PSS design, facilitating […]

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Bra med Best Practice!

BTH arrangerade “Best Practice, Pedagogy & Collegial Learning 2019”, ett tillfälle för anställda att kunna ta del av lärarkollegors kunskaper och erfarenheter gällande pedagogik och didaktik. Evenemanget var ett led i BTH’s utvecklingsarbete kring att främja den pedagogiska praktiken vid BTH.   Maskinteknik deltog med 4 av 14 bidrag under dagen. I workshop-form presenterade de olika deltagarna sina best practices för kollegor […]

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Congratulations Eskil Andreasson, Doctor of Philosophy!

Eskil Andreasson successfully defended his PhD thesis “Mechanics and Failure in Thin Material Layers –  Towards Realistic Package Opening Simulation” in front of a full house and grading committee, and after thorough questioning by the opponent Gabriella Bolzon (Politecnic University of Milan, Italy) Abstract The final goal of this PhD-work is an efficient and user-friendly […]

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Studentprojekt: Samverkande autonoma robotar utvecklade av samarbetande ingenjörsteam

Hur angriper man på ett effektivt sätt en designutmaning där flera olika ingenjörsteam utvecklar och levererar delar av totallösningen? Det har studenterna i årskurs två funderat på under våren när dom jobbat med en mekatronisk utmaning där uppgiften var att konstruera, bygga och programmera en autonom robot. Utmaning i projektkursen MT1538 fokuserade även i år […]

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