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Special Issue “Model-Based Systems Engineering and Product Service Systems Design”

Dr Alessandro Bertoni togehter with Dr Massimo Panarotto (PDRL Alumni, now Chalmers) are guest editors of the MDPI Systems Journal Special Issue “Model-Based Systems Engineering and Product Service Systems Design“. This Special Issue particularly looks forward to articles presenting, among others: New methods for MBSE in PSS design; Empirical studies on MBSE implementation in an […]

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Measuring Experiential Learning: An Approach Based on Lessons Learned Mapping

Abstract: Fostering ‘experiential learning’ in real-life situations is a critical task for engineering educators when creating constructively aligned learning activities. The paper proposes an approach to measure the students’ perception of learning in Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate activities conducted outside the classroom. The approach is based on the opportunity of gathering and analyzing lessons learned from the student […]

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Congratulations Ryan Ruvald, Licentiate in Mechanical Engineering!

Ryan Ruvald presented his licentiate thesis entitled “Prototyping for Product-Service Systems innovation: Insights from the construction equipment industry” in front of an interested audience on thursday afternoon. Ryan presented the context and motivation for his research and then took the audience through research methodology and findings (thesis consists of a summary part and two individual […]

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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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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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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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A role for physical prototyping in Product-Service System design: Case study in construction equipment

Abstract Using a case study methodology to exploring an ambitious experimental combination of a construction equipment manufacturer’s products tailored to provide exponential increases in efficiency and reductions in CO2. The products and system represent a relevant example of new technology being the foundation upon which a functional offering IPSS can be designed. The researcher constructed […]

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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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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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