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Volvo Innovation Days 2019

Volvo held Innovation Days 2019 at the Volvo site in Wroclaw October 8-9. With Volvo being one of the core research partners BTH participated with keynotes, presentations and workshops in the conference where both presentations and poster exhibitions of innovation efforts within the company was displayed. Professor Tobias Larsson held one keynote at the opening […]

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A modified johnson-cook model for ferritic-pearlitic steel in dynamic strain aging regime

Abstract In this study, the flow stress behavior of ferritic-pearlitic steel (C45E steel) is investigated through isothermal compression testing at different strain rates (1 s-1, 5 s-1, and 60 s-1) and temperatures ranging from 200 to 700 °C. The stress-strain curves obtained from experimental testing were post-processed to obtain true stress-true plastic strain curves. To […]

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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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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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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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Knowledge Foundation supports development of profile education in Mechanical Engineering!

The Knowledge Foundation (hhttp://www.kks.se/) has decided to fund the development of our MSc Programme in Mechanical Engineering (project budget of 2.7 MSEK). “It feels great that The Knowledge Foundation believes in us and the research profile we have in mechanical engineering! Connected to our research, and in intense collaboration with industry, we now get the […]

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Special Session “Model-Driven Decision Support for PSS” at CIRP IPS2

Marco Bertoni and Tobias Larsson are together with Giuditta Pezzotta and Fabiana Pirola of University of Bergamo setting up a special session on “Model-Driven Decision Support for PSS” at CIRP IPS2 that will be held in Hong Kong / Zuhai 2019. Deadline for proposals are Nov. 30th for full paper & abstract submission, more info here. […]

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PSS cost engineering: A model-based approach for concept design

ABSTRACT Manufacturing companies are increasingly moving toward delivering combinations of products and services to provide higher value to their customers. The development of such Product Service Systems (PSS) escalates in complexity when several products developed by different suppliers need to be integrated into a unique system. For first tier suppliers, it is a great challenge […]

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Volvo Ocean Race event with VCE Scaled Site

Centered around the idyllic backdrop of Newport, Rhode Island, Volvo Construction Equipment (VCE) was presenting a testament to their dedication towards the advancement of the construction industry. Over two days clients, customers and employees of VCE were exposed to tangible examples of how the company is continuing to be an innovation leader.   VCE is […]

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