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Systems Engineering students innovating with Dynapac

On May 22nd the final presentation of the MT2563 Systems Engineering course took place at Dynapac (Fayat Group) headquarters in Karlskrona. 21 students from the mechanical engineering program presented the results of six systems engineering projects, focusing on the redesign of different sub-systems of Dynapac machines. This year topics focused on the re-engineering of the […]

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Modeling resale value of road compaction equipment: a data mining approach

ABSTRACT Resale value is an important aspect to be addressed when companies aim to shift from one-sale models to Product Service Systems (PSS). In the initial stages of the PSS design process, it is beneficial to predict how the mechanical features of the PSS hardware will impact resale value, so to orient business strategy decisions accordingly. The objective […]

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Model Driven Decision Arena: an aerospace study

ABSTRACT The concept of Decision Theatre (DT) is of great interest to leverage knowledge sharing in early stage design decision events. Yet, few contributions show how to configure a DT to support design space exploration and concept selection in cross-functional teams. This paper describes the development of a model-driven decision arena (MDDA) for aero-engine sub-system […]

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Knowledge Enabled Engineering project 2018

Students in the course MT2545 Knowledge Enabled Engineering had today their final group project presentation at Dynapac Compaction Equipment AB. Under LP2, Mathilda Weinert, Anton Sterner, Simon Thorstensson and Mostafa Salman have worked with enterprise modelling and simulation tools to optimize the drum manufacturing process of small and large asphalt compactors. MT2545 Knowledge Enabled Engineering […]

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Extreme Product-Service Innovation 2017/18 completed

In the Extreme PSS Innovation course, students from BTH’s masters programmes in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Management and Engineering, and Sustainable Product-Service System Innovation (MSPI) are given challenges from real industrial companies to solve. The course is a central part of BTH’s mantra “In Real Life”. 

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Value-driven engineering design: lessons learned from the road construction equipment industry

ABSTRACT Value models, in form of economical optimization functions, are often proposed to frontload engineering design activities. However, literature argues that, when qualitative data and assumptions prevail, a qualitative assessment of the ‘goodness’ of a design is preferable against a numerical (and monetary-based) encoding of preferences. This paper explores how a model-based approach can support […]

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