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Haralanova, V. & Khoshaba, S. (2017). Re-designing of a product development course for mechanical engineering students by shifting responsibilities to them. In: Chova, LG Martinez, AL Torres, IC (Ed.), INTED2017: 11TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE. Paper presented at 11th International Conference on Technology, Education and Development (INTED), MAR 06-08, 2017, Valencia, SPAIN (pp. 5991-5999). IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Re-designing of a product development course for mechanical engineering students by shifting responsibilities to them
2017 (English)In: INTED2017: 11TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE / [ed] Chova, LG Martinez, AL Torres, IC, IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT , 2017, p. 5991-5999Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Market needs and customer expectations on new products grow continuously, which increases the requirements on the product engineers and designers. Respectively, is becomes real challenge to educate engineering students theoretically by studding contemporary methods and techniques in design and practically mastering skills in multi-disciplinary product development process. The presented paper is meant to introduce an experiment in teaching Product development course for Mechanical engineering students at Linnaeus University (LNU). After teaching the course in several years we experience that, teaching creativity, critical thinking and decision making by presenting different tools and techniques, could be hard to make it inspiring enough for the students. During the fall semester of 2014 a decision was taken to re-design the course by shifting some of the activities and responsibilities from the teacher to the students. They were involved in delivering and clarifying the theory by summarizing the lectures. Students have an active role in working on industrial projects and presenting the results achieved. The individual apprizing based on the group members contribution was also a students' responsibility. There were benefits but also some problems which will be discussed in this paper. The conclusion made after this experiment reflected in the course planning for the next years.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT, 2017
Series
INTED Proceedings, ISSN 2340-1079
Keywords
active-learning, quality of higher education, product development course, student centered learning, collaborative learning in engineering education
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72699 (URN)000427401301001 ()978-84-617-8491-2 (ISBN)
Conference
11th International Conference on Technology, Education and Development (INTED), MAR 06-08, 2017, Valencia, SPAIN
Available from: 2018-04-13 Created: 2018-04-13 Last updated: 2018-04-13Bibliographically approved
Khoshaba, S. & Haralanova, V. (2017). Teaching design of mechanical transmissions in an international classroom - experiences and reflections. In: Chova, LG Martinez, AL Torres, IC (Ed.), INTED2017: 11TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE. Paper presented at 11th International Conference on Technology, Education and Development (INTED), MAR 06-08, 2017, Valencia, SPAIN (pp. 6007-6016). IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teaching design of mechanical transmissions in an international classroom - experiences and reflections
2017 (English)In: INTED2017: 11TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE / [ed] Chova, LG Martinez, AL Torres, IC, IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT , 2017, p. 6007-6016Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The topic of mechanical transmission design is one of the fundamental parts in the subject of machine design, and it is taught almost in all the mechanical engineering programs around the world. The fundamentals are the same but the teaching methods, literature and the instruction language are different from country to country, and from university to university. Although the bachelor program in mechanical engineering at Linnaeus University (LNU), Sweden is taught in Swedish, there are some courses given in English language both for the program-and international students. The international students are usually exchange-or free movers staying at LNU for one semester or for a whole academic year. The English courses are usually in the final year of the program, which means almost all international students have different background, skills and knowledge. The mix of program students and students from different countries in an international classroom is an excellent opportunity to gain international experiences but it is also a real challenge both for teachers and student groups. This paper is presenting many years experiences and result from teaching machine transmission design though project based learning for classes mixed of program-and international students at Linnaeus University in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT, 2017
Series
INTED Proceedings, ISSN 2340-1079
Keywords
International classroom, Machine Design, Mechanical Transmission Design, Project based learning, English as instruction language
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72700 (URN)000427401301004 ()978-84-617-8491-2 (ISBN)
Conference
11th International Conference on Technology, Education and Development (INTED), MAR 06-08, 2017, Valencia, SPAIN
Available from: 2018-04-13 Created: 2018-04-13 Last updated: 2018-04-13Bibliographically approved
Haralanova, V. & Khoshaba, S. (2016). Failures in gearboxes due to material problems. Materials, Methods & Technologies, 10, 112-136
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Failures in gearboxes due to material problems
2016 (English)In: Materials, Methods & Technologies, ISSN 1314-7269, Vol. 10, p. 112-136Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mechanical failures in general can appear because of weak design, wrong handling, and problems during the manufacturing process, material problems etc. This paper is dealing with failures in lifting machinery gearboxes which appear because of material stresses and tribological problems. The study conducted is based on theoretical analysis and analysis of inspection results for failures that have appeared in cranes and other lifting machinery in southern part of Sweden. Investigation shows that besides the surface damages like abrasive and adhesive failures also cracks in the material in different parts appear. Since these types of gearboxes are made in short series, gearbox housings and sometimes also gears are made of welded steel. Hence welding process makes the weld joints brittle; cracks do start and developed until the part fails. Another problem that happens due to welding is wrapping which leads to changes in the geometrical tolerances and that does affect the parallelism of the shafts and the functionality of the gearbox.

Keywords
mechanical failures, material stresses, tribology, lifting machinery, failures in gearboxes
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-67550 (URN)
Available from: 2017-08-31 Created: 2017-08-31 Last updated: 2017-09-14Bibliographically approved
Haralanova, V., Khoshaba, S. & Kooiker, J. (2015). Development of an automated system for assembling cold pressed segments: industrial application of a degree project. In: Proceedings of Trc-IFToMM Symposium on Theory of Machines and Mechanisms: . Paper presented at TrC-IFToMM Symposium on Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Izmir, Turkey, June 14-17, 2015 (pp. 356-362). Turkish Machine Theory Association
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Development of an automated system for assembling cold pressed segments: industrial application of a degree project
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of Trc-IFToMM Symposium on Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Turkish Machine Theory Association , 2015, p. 356-362Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper a successful final project work, done at Linnaeus University (LNU), is presented as a result of cooperation between the company and the students group, which will find its industrial application in making the production process of the company more efficient. In the presented paper the emphasis is on the process followed during the design project and on the continuous and fruitful cooperation between the company providing the project, the student´s design team and the University itself.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Turkish Machine Theory Association, 2015
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72999 (URN)978-605-84220-0-1 (ISBN)
Conference
TrC-IFToMM Symposium on Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Izmir, Turkey, June 14-17, 2015
Available from: 2018-04-18 Created: 2018-04-18 Last updated: 2018-04-18Bibliographically approved
Haralanova, V. & Khoshaba, S. (2014). Developing a bicycle example as support for teaching product development in higher education. In: Chova, LG Martinez, AL Torres, IC (Ed.), INTED2014: 8TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE. Paper presented at 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), MAR 10-12, 2014, Valencia, SPAIN (pp. 198-207). The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Developing a bicycle example as support for teaching product development in higher education
2014 (English)In: INTED2014: 8TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE / [ed] Chova, LG Martinez, AL Torres, IC, The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, 2014, p. 198-207Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Based on previous experiences, making the subject Product Development understandable for the students' needs more and clear examples. In this case, it is easier for the students to understand if the products selected as examples are familiar to them. The idea was to make the students take the roles of design engineers, costumers, and users of the product which would be developed. That is the reason to select a student bicycle as example. A questionnaire, which was prepared and sent to students in different European countries, was used to collect the voice of the customer. Based on the gathered information, the process of product development was applied to achieve a conceptual design based on customers' requirements. This paper is presenting how a student bicycle example was developed and used in a product development course. In the preparation of the example two final year students were involved in cooperation with the authors of this paper. The result from this work was improved and modified by the authors to be suitable as a teaching example.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, 2014
Series
INTED Proceedings, ISSN 2340-1079
Keywords
Engineering education, product development, teaching examples, student bicycle
National Category
Educational Sciences Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70984 (URN)000366835100025 ()978-84-616-8412-0 (ISBN)
Conference
8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), MAR 10-12, 2014, Valencia, SPAIN
Available from: 2018-02-19 Created: 2018-02-19 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved
Kans, M., Haralanova, V. & Khoshaba, S. (2014). Interdisciplinary, International and Industial Cooperation Efforts within the Mechanical Engineering Department. In: Proceeding of the 10th international CDIO Conference: Sharing Successful Engineering Education Experiences. Paper presented at The 10th international CDIO Conference, 15-19 June 2014, Barcelona, Spain. CDIO
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interdisciplinary, International and Industial Cooperation Efforts within the Mechanical Engineering Department
2014 (English)In: Proceeding of the 10th international CDIO Conference: Sharing Successful Engineering Education Experiences, CDIO , 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Cooperation is a multi-faceted concept in higher education. It could denote the cooperation between industry and academia, enabling students to train problem solving in a real life context. It could also describe the internationalization efforts found in teachers’ and students’ exchange programs. Moreover, cooperation exists between disciplines in order to enable a holistic perspective on course contents. This paper describes experiences of teaching some courses where all these aspects of cooperation are utilized for reaching the best possible conditions for teaching. The courses are within Machine Design, Product Development, Project Management, and Degree Project, and are all taught in English and contain projects in cooperation with industries. These courses are dealing with different approaches to the industrial projects to give the students an overall view and understanding of the real engineering work. The practical work is in form of student driven industrial projects, where students from the Mechanical Engineering Department at Linnaeus University collaborate with international students. The industrial related projects results in valuable real life experiences. The background of students from different countries and experiences of international teachers enriches the teaching process and students’ teamwork activities. Another result is the valuable culture exchange between the students and teachers which gives skills for future engineers to work in the European or global labor market. The implementation of the courses is described with focus on how cooperation between industry and academia, as well as between different competences at Linnaeus University and the University of Rousse, Bulgaria are utilized for creating optimal learning conditions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CDIO, 2014
Keywords
Interdisciplinary cooperation, international cooperation, industrial cooperation, project based education, heterogeneous student groups
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35454 (URN)978-84-697-2147-6 (ISBN)84-697-2147-X (ISBN)
Conference
The 10th international CDIO Conference, 15-19 June 2014, Barcelona, Spain
Available from: 2014-06-23 Created: 2014-06-23 Last updated: 2018-09-19Bibliographically approved
Khoshaba, S. & Haralanova, V. (2014). Planning, accomplishing, and examining of an industrial project-based course within the field of product development. In: Chova, LG Martinez, AL Torres, IC (Ed.), INTED2014: 8TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE. Paper presented at 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), MAR 10-12, 2014, Valencia, SPAIN (pp. 189-197). The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Planning, accomplishing, and examining of an industrial project-based course within the field of product development
2014 (English)In: INTED2014: 8TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE / [ed] Chova, LG Martinez, AL Torres, IC, The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, 2014, p. 189-197Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Participating in product development course requires not only learning the theory delivered in the lectures but also learn how to combine the knowledge developed in previous courses with the systematic way of thinking in order to take right design decisions. This aim is achieved in a best way, if the educational process is accomplished in cooperation with the industry. Organization of a course based on industrial projects is not an easy task. The most difficult issues are to find suitable projects for the topic, adequate for the size of the course, and to fit to the background of the students. Before starting such course, it needs huge efforts to plan and prepare right proportions of theories, examples, seminars, and project group consultations. Although everything would be planned and scheduled in details, many problems may show up during running the course. The problems can be conflicts and miscommunications within the groups, and/or miscommunications between student groups and companies or teachers. The mixture of program-and international students with different cultural-and educational background does not always make the situation easier. The fair assessment for individual students needs different approaches from the teachers' side when the examinations of the projects are based on the reports prepared by groups. This paper is presenting experiences from teaching a project-based Product Development course with real projects from the industry. The course is given in English for program-and international students.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, 2014
Series
INTED Proceedings, ISSN 2340-1079
Keywords
Industrial projects, project-based, project management, product development process, teaching experiences, good teaching practices
National Category
Mechanical Engineering Educational Sciences
Research subject
Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70983 (URN)000366835100024 ()978-84-616-8412-0 (ISBN)
Conference
8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), MAR 10-12, 2014, Valencia, SPAIN
Available from: 2018-02-19 Created: 2018-02-19 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved
Haralanova, V. & Khoshaba, S. (2014). Regular Student Feedback Concerning Education Quality: Good Practice To Follow. In: Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education: . Paper presented at 5th International conference on Engineering & Business education, 18-21 October, 2012, Sibiu, Romania (pp. 425-430). , 1
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Regular Student Feedback Concerning Education Quality: Good Practice To Follow
2014 (English)In: Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education, 2014, Vol. 1, p. 425-430Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents some of the experience of two European Universities concerning regular student feedback in the area of higher education quality, which is implemented at the end of every course of a particular subject. It also presents a comparison between survey questionnaires at Linnaeus University, Sweden in Machine Design courses, at the Mechanical Engineering Department, where such feedback has been applied during the last fifteen years, and the existing experience in the same field at the Department of Machine Sciences, Machine Elements, and Engineering Graphics at the University of Ruse, Bulgaria. Conclusions are made on the necessity of providing students with regular opportunity to take part in quality management in higher education.

National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-73008 (URN)10.2478/cplbu-2014-0070 (DOI)
Conference
5th International conference on Engineering & Business education, 18-21 October, 2012, Sibiu, Romania
Available from: 2018-04-18 Created: 2018-04-18 Last updated: 2018-04-18Bibliographically approved
Khoshaba, S. & Haralanova, V. (2013). Challenges in teaching product development using industrial projects-experiences from Linnaeus university. In: Chova, LG Martinez, AL Torres, IC (Ed.), 7TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (INTED2013): . Paper presented at 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), MAR 04-06, 2013, Valencia, SPAIN (pp. 4659-4667). The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges in teaching product development using industrial projects-experiences from Linnaeus university
2013 (English)In: 7TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (INTED2013) / [ed] Chova, LG Martinez, AL Torres, IC, The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, 2013, p. 4659-4667Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the presented paper the authors expose their experience with caring out a course "Systematic Approach" to the "Product Development", at Linnaeus University, Sweden. Product Development is a process based on a number of techniques and methods applied in correct order to achieve the best result in design and innovation tasks. For successful product development in a present competitive market interdisciplinary different types of skills are required. The mission of the course is to prepare future leaders in new products' engineering and management. Teaching such abstract subject, where at every step decision making in aesthetic, engineering and economic issues is required, is a real challenge for the course instructors. The fundament in this course is industrial projects, about real products. The participating students must understand the theory given in the lectures at the same time as they have to manage to apply it in development of different type of products. Students from different backgrounds like Mechanical Engineering and Business Engineering programs, and exchange students from eight different countries were participating in the course. They were divided in missed groups of four people in each group. Every three groups were competed each other through solving the same problem. The projects finished with concept designs, based on identified customer needs, concept generation, developed product architecture, and project management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, 2013
Series
INTED Proceedings, ISSN 2340-1079
Keywords
Teaching experiences, product development, mechanical engineering, industrial projects
National Category
Mechanical Engineering Educational Sciences
Research subject
Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70985 (URN)000346699804097 ()978-84-616-2661-8 (ISBN)
Conference
7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), MAR 04-06, 2013, Valencia, SPAIN
Available from: 2018-02-19 Created: 2018-02-19 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved
Khoshaba, S., Grönlund, E., Lindqvist, G. & Olbers-Croall, A. (2007). Teori och praktik i professionsutbildningar. In: Lars Holmstrand (Ed.), Teori och praktik: - tankar från forskningscirklar. Växjö: Repro, Växjö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teori och praktik i professionsutbildningar
2007 (Swedish)In: Teori och praktik: - tankar från forskningscirklar / [ed] Lars Holmstrand, Växjö: Repro, Växjö universitet , 2007Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Repro, Växjö universitet, 2007
Series
Reports from Växjö University: Center for Educational Development, ISSN 1650-6588 ; 2007:2
Keywords
teknik, pedagogik
National Category
Pedagogy Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences, Pedagogics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-3316 (URN)978-91-7636-562-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2008-03-07 Created: 2008-03-07 Last updated: 2013-01-07Bibliographically approved
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