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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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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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A Reverse Engineering Role-Play to Teach Systems Engineering Methods

ABSTRACT Students engaged in systems engineering education typically lack experience and understanding of the multidisciplinary complexity of systems engineering projects. Consequently, students struggle to understand the value, rationale, and usefulness of established systems engineering methods, often perceiving them as banal or trivial. The paper presents a learning activity based on a three-stage reverse engineering role-play […]

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Keynote by Professor Michael Kokkolaras

Keynote by Professor Michael Kokkolaras: The supporting role of numerical optimization for decision-making in simulation-based engineering design When: 10:00 Monday 22nd October 2018 Where: J1610 Description: Computational modeling has enabled accelerated the assessment of engineering design alternatives. At the same time, the increasing complexity of such models and the required multidisciplinary analyses has maintained, if […]

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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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PDRL at the Workshop on Systems Engineering Education in the Nordic Countries

How do we educate our students to deal with the increasingly complex engineering challenges that they will meet in the future? As globalization and systems complexity are increasing, so need the quality of engineering education to continuously increase, to come closer and closer to the evolving industrial needs. The Workshop on Systems Engineering Education in […]

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Systems Engineering “in real life” at Volvo Construction Equipment

“Systems Engineering is about simplifying the problem, without taking away what is important. You cannot manage all the complexity at once”. A great lesson for our MT2530 Systems Engineering students that today visited VCE facilities in Braås. The concept of ‘articulated hauler’ was invented in Braås more than 50 years ago, in 1966. The site has […]

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Evoke: A value-driven concept selection method for early system design

ABSTRACT The development of new technologically advanced products requires the contribution from a range of skills and disciplines, which are often difficult to find within a single company or organization. Requirements establishment practices in Systems Engineering (SE), while ensuring coordination of activities and tasks across the supply network, fall short when it comes to facilitate […]

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Value-driven product service systems development: Methods and industrial applications

ABSTRACT In recent times a service-dominant logic is permeating the design of complex systems. However, in spite of their appeal, initiatives such as Product Service Systems (PSS) have not become mainstream, and methods are lacking to support this transition. This paper argues that methodological guidance, as well as tools for decision support, may be found […]

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