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ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS SUPPORTING CAUSE AND EFFECT STUDIES IN PRODUCT-SERVICE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Abstract A data analysis method based on artificial neural networks aiming to support cause-and-effect analysis in design exploration studies is presented. The method clusters and aggregates the effects of multiple design variables based on the structural hierarchy of the evaluated system. The proposed method is exemplified in a case study showing that the predictive capability […]

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More people want to study engineering at BTH

Strong research and profiling towards digitalization and sustainability in engineering renders strong application numbers.  As we recently reached the deadlines for admission for the 2021 autumn, we can see that the application numbers for educations at BTH are strongly positive compared to recent years. We have a total of 8,137 applicants for our programs, which […]

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PDRL eTwin

eTWIN – Digital-Twin enabled Transition into Electromobility and Autonomy in Construction Equipment | 2021-

Construction equipment manufacturers have developed and introduced their first fully autonomous and fully electrical machines, promoting the vision of running fully autonomous and potentially CO2 neutral as the natural long-term objective of such an innovation process. The new scenario will drastically reduce air pollutants, increase workers’ safety, and create value for customers by reducing the […]

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Nya arbetssätt för emissionsfri vägbyggnation

Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (BTH), Lunds Tekniska Högskola (LTH) och Volvo Construction Equipment har tillsammans fått ett nytt projekt beviljat av Trafikverket. Det ettåriga projektet syftar till att demonstrera tekniklösningar för att kunna driva större infrastrukturbyggen 100 procent emissionsfritt genom att elektrifiera alla mobila maskiner som är involverade. Lösningen kommer sannolikt att innebära processförändringar och en del […]

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Welcome as Adjunct Lecturer, Johan Pilthammar!

WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND? My name is Johan Pilthammar and I live in Hällevik, Sölvesborg, with my wife and four children. I work as a research engineer at Volvo Cars in Olofström with all kinds of projects related to sheet metal forming, mostly focused on forming simulations and material. I’ve previously […]

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Realization of Agile Methods in Established Processes: Challenges and Barriers

Abstract This paper presents an explorative study and the results of 17 interviews with informants from different companies. Its purpose is to identify the challenges associated with implementing agile methods along with the established procedures for early design. The study exemplifies project leaders’ experiences and implementation efforts. As leaders of design projects, they have proposed […]

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Product-service systems evolution in the era of Industry 4.0

Abstract Recent economic transformations have forced companies to redefine their value propositions, increasing traditional product offerings with supplementary services— the so-called Product-Service System (PSS). Among them, the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies is very common. However, the directions that companies are under- taking to offer new value to their customers in the Industry 4.0 have […]

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