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  • 1.
    Abadi, Imam
    et al.
    Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia.
    Hardiana, Tiara Oktavia
    Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia.
    Imron, Chairul
    Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia.
    Fitriyanah, Dwi Nur
    Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia.
    Jani, Yahya
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Abdullah, Kamaruddin
    Darma Persada University, Indonesia.
    Design of Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Control Based One-Axis Solar Tracker on Battery Charging System2020In: E3S Web of Conferences, EDP Sciences, 2020, Vol. 190, p. 1-15, article id 00015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The photovoltaic (PV) panel can produce electrical energy that is very environmentally friendly and easy to use. The use of PV panels is suitable for supplying peak loads or at night using batteries as energy storage. However, the battery needs to manage for control, and the battery can last long. The solution to battery management problems is through research about the battery charging system. The DC-DC converter used is the Single Ended Primary Inductance Converter (SEPIC) type. Voltage Control of the battery charging using Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS). In the simulation of bright conditions, ANFIS controls can track the charging point set point and obtain a voltage response with a rise time of 0.0028 s, a maximum overshoot of 0.027 %, a peak time of 0.008 s, and a settling time of 0.0193 s. When charging a solar tracker, PV battery gets a 0.25 % increase compared to a fixed PV panel. PV solar tracker can follow the direction of the sun's position. The irradiation value and maximum temperature affect the input voltage and input current that enters the converter. © The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020.

  • 2.
    Abadi, Imam
    et al.
    Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia.
    Uyuniyah, Qurrotul
    Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia.
    Fitriyanah, Dwi Nur
    Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia.
    Jani, Yahya
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Abdullah, Kamaruddin
    Darma Persada University, Indonesia.
    Performance Study of Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) Based on Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Controller on Active Dual Axis Solar Tracker2020In: E3S Web of Conferences, EDP Sciences, 2020, Vol. 190, p. 1-16, article id 00016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    World energy consumption increases with time, so that occur an energy imbalance. Many breakthroughs have developed to utilize renewable energy. The photovoltaic system is one of the easy-to-use renewable energies. The power conversion from PV fixed is still low, so the PV system is designed using the active dual-axis solar tracker. The PV tracker position can be adjusted to change the sun position to get maximum efficiency. The active dual-axis solar tracker system is integrated with the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm to keep PV operating at a maximum power point even though input variations change. The active dual-axis solar tracker system integrated with the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm to keep PV operating at a maximum power point even though input variations change. Tracking test simulation had done by comparing the output power of a fixed PV system with the active dual-axis solar tracker. Type-2 fuzzy logic based MPPT successfully increased the average output power by 10.48 % with the highest increase of 17.48 % obtained at 15:00 West Indonesia Time (GMT+7). The difference in power from a fixed PV system with the active dual-axis solar tracker of 36.08 W is from the output power worth 206.3 to 242.4 W. © The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020.

  • 3.
    Abbas, Nada
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Kans, Mirka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
    Information Needs of Gravel Road Stakeholders2022In: Infrastructures, E-ISSN 2412-3811, Vol. 7, no 12, article id 166Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Within any ecosystem, information sharing is essential. In this paper, the Swedish gravel road ecosystem is studied, where information plays a crucial role for the effective management of operations and maintenance. However, efficient information sharing is not enabled due to the lack of appropriate information systems. For addressing this issue, this paper intends to elicit information needs of gravel road stakeholders to support the design of a cloud-based information system. The main purpose is to explore the information needs of stakeholders within the Swedish gravel road ecosystem. Data were collected through in-depth semi-structured interviews with 11 participants representing key stakeholders in the ecosystem. Template analysis was used for analyzing the interview results. The major findings were a set of information needs covering road identification and condition, weather conditions, accessibility and traffic, maintenance policy, and sensor data. The results form a comprehensive information model for the further development of a cloud-based gravel road management system that would contribute to increased traffic safety and comfort, lower maintenance and management costs, and better decision-making abilities.

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  • 4.
    Abdeljaber, Osama
    et al.
    Qatar University, Qatar.
    Sassi, Sadok
    Qatar University, Qatar.
    Avci, Onur
    Qatar University, Qatar.
    Kiranyaz, Serkan
    Qatar University, Qatar.
    Ibrahim, Abdelrahman
    Qatar University, Qatar.
    Gabbouj, Moncef
    Tampereen University of Technology, Finland.
    Fault Detection and Severity Identification of Ball Bearings by Online Condition Monitoring2019In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, ISSN 0278-0046, E-ISSN 1557-9948, Vol. 66, no 10, p. 8136-8147Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a fast, accurate, and simple systematic approach for online condition monitoring and severity identification of ball bearings. This approach utilizes compact one-dimensional (1-D) convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to identify, quantify, and localize bearing damage. The proposed approach is verified experimentally under several single and multiple damage scenarios. The experimental results demonstrated that the proposed approach can achieve a high level of accuracy for damage detection, localization, and quantification. Besides its real-time processing ability and superior robustness against the high-level noise presence, the compact and minimally trained 1-D CNNs in the core of the proposed approach can handle new damage scenarios with utmost accuracy.

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  • 5.
    Abdi, Adna Adam
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Demirovic, Adis
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    A concept development of the HirePadlock product.: With a focus on setting requirements for the product and implementing a customer survey2022Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Many industrial companies place high demands on product development, from a simple idea to a finished product and then bring it to market. Therefore, there has been a rapid development of methods, models and working methodes in product development. This development is mostley about the product having a balance between price, quality, customer adaptation, safety, production and less environmental impact. 

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  • 6.
    Abelen, Aisha
    et al.
    Eindhoven Univ Technol, Netherlands.
    Kroon, Martin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Modelling of rate-dependent inelasticity and damage in semi-crystalline polymers using an Eulerian framework2023In: International Journal of Engineering Science, ISSN 0020-7225, E-ISSN 1879-2197, Vol. 193, article id 103945Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present paper concerns the mechanical response of semi-crystalline polymers during cyclic loading, and it includes both modelling and experimental testing. The model is Eulerian in the sense that it is independent of measures of total deformation and plastic/inelastic deformations. It is able to account for such essential phenomena as strain-rate dependence, work hardening, and damage. The model was applied to uniaxial tension tests performed on high-density polyethylene (HDPE), which is a semi-crystalline polymer widely used in the industry. Two types of tests were conducted: monotonic tests, and loading-unloading tests. The model was able to reproduce the experimental results very well. The proposed model was also implemented as a UMAT in Abaqus, including an analytic tangent. The UMAT was used for simulating two 3D geometries. The implementation seems to be robust, and no convergence problems were observed.

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  • 7.
    Abrahamsen, Rune
    et al.
    Moelven Limtre, Norway.
    Bjertnæs, Magne A.
    Sweco, Norway.
    Bouillot, Jacques
    Eiffage, France.
    Brank, Boštjan
    University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
    Crocetti, Roberto
    Moelven SE, Sweden.
    Flamand, Olivier
    CSTB, France.
    Garains, Fabien
    Arbonis, France.
    Gavrić, Igor
    InnoRenew, Slovenia.
    Hahusseau, Ludwig
    Eiffage, France.
    Jalil, Alan
    CSTB, France.
    Johansson, Marie
    RISE, Sweden.
    Johansson, Thomas
    Moelven, Sweden.
    Ao, Wai Kei
    Uni Exeter, UK.
    Kurent, Blaž
    University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
    Landel, Pierre
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Building Technology. Rise, Sweden.
    Linderholt, Andreas
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Malo, Kjell
    NTNU, Norway.
    Manthey, Manuel
    CSTB, France.
    Nåvik, Petter
    Sweco, Norway.
    Pavic, Alex
    Uni Exeter, UK.
    Perez, Fernando
    Smith&Wallwork, Switzerland.
    Rönnquist, Anders
    NTNU, Norway.
    Šušteršič, Iztok
    InnoRenew, Slovenia.
    Tulebekova, Saule
    NTNU, Norway.
    Dynamic response of tall timber buildings under service load: results from the dynattb research program2023In: World Conference on Timber Engineering 2023 (WCTE 2023): Timber for a Livable Future, 19-22 june, 2023,Oslo, Norway / [ed] Nyrud, A. Q. and Malo, K. A. et al., Curran Associates, Inc., 2023, p. 2907-2914Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Wind-induced dynamic excitation is a governing design action determining size and shape of modern Tall Timber Buildings (TTBs). The wind actions generate dynamic loading, causing discomfort or annoyance for occupants due to the perceived horizontal sway, i.e. vibration serviceability problem. Although some TTBs have been instrumented and measured to estimate their key dynamic properties (eigenfrequencies, mode shapes and damping), no systematic evaluation of dynamic performance pertinent to wind loading had been performed for the new and evolving construction technologies used in TTBs. The DynaTTB project, funded by the ForestValue research program, mixed on site measurements on existing buildings excited by mass inertia shakers (forced vibration) and/or the wind loads (ambient vibration), for identification of the structural system, with laboratory identification of building elements mechanical features, coupled with numerical modelling of timber structures. The goal is to identify and quantify the causes of vibration energy dissipation in modern TTBs and provide key elements to finite element models. This paper presents an overview of the results of the project and the proposed Guidelines for design of TTBs in relation to their dynamic properties.

  • 8.
    Abrahamsson, Max
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Persson, Ludwig
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Vidareutveckling av en låsmekanism för att minska bullernivån på en dumper2020Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med arbetet är att undersöka hur bullernivån kan minskas eller elimineras genom att utveckla en lösning som förhindrar bakluckan på Volvos A45 dumper från att studsa. Genom en utvecklad och noggrann produktutvecklingsprocess redovisades 14 olika koncept. Tillsammans med Volvo CE valdes ett koncept som var en vidareutveckling från en tidigare lösning. Resultatet är en robust och funktionssäker lösning som minskar bullernivån samtidigt som det inte påverkar hållfastheten på dumpern negativt.

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  • 9.
    Abu-Ragheef, Basil
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Forestry and Wood Technology.
    Polymer Aging Mechanics: An investigation on a Thermoset Polymer used in the Exterior Structure of a Heavy-duty Vehicle2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The use of plastic materials in the design of vehicle components is primarily driven by the need for vehicle weight and cost reduction. Additionally, these materials give design engineers freedom in creating appealing exterior designs. However, creating self-carrying exterior structures with polymers must fulfill long-term strength, creep and fatigue life requirements. Thus, the polymer polyDicyclopentadiene (pDCPD) has been chosen for this purpose. Its aging mechanics need to be understood by the design engineers to make the right decisions. This thesis has carried out mechanical tests such as uniaxial tensile testing, fatigue, and creep testing. Digital image correlation (DIC) system has been used to capture strain data from tensile tests. In the final analysis, DIC measurements proved more accurate than extensometer data retrieved from the testing machine. The rise in temperature has been captured using thermal imaging. Several degradation processes have been explored including physical aging, thermo-oxidation, photo-oxidation, chemical- and bio- degradations. Test results showed significant changes in mechanical properties after 17 years of aging. Additionally, severe thermal degradation has been observed in one of the tested panels of pDCPD. Temperature can rise to significant levels during cyclic loading at high stresses, which could have an impact on physical aging effects. Viscoelastic behavior has been explored and changes in dynamic and creep properties have been observed. The investigation also reviled that different defects caused by flawed manufacturing also can affect the material severely as one case has proved in this research.

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  • 10.
    Adam, Stenlund
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    John, Barnekow
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Energieffektivisering av Ronneby is-arena samt vädrets termodynamiska påverkan2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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    Today Sweden has 341 ice hockey arenas, around 140 outdoor ice hockey rinks, 60 ice fields for bandy and about 35 curling arenas. In addition, the numbers of indoor bandy arenas are increasing. The cooling systems installed today should be able to lower its energy consumption with 10-30%.In this thesis, Ronneby ice-arena has been researched. This artificial cooling facility was inaugurated 2011 and is one of the newest in Sweden. This is an outdoor ice field for bandy and therefor has no roof or walls to cover the field. Ronneby ice-arena has problems with uneven cooling distribution of the ice field. This results in cracks and uneven ice quality. These problems also result in higher energy consumption than necessary.To find a solution for the uneven cooling of the ice field flow measurements were carried out in the brine circuit. To get a better understanding of the cooling distribution, temperature measurements were carried out on the brine feeding lines. A calculation has been performed on what energy savings a speed control of the brine circulation pumps depending on the outdoor temperature could generate. Another calculation was made to see the possible savings with a windshield around the field. In this thesis the benefits of a heat recovery system on the cooling compressors refrigerant has been investigated. The heat recovery system could heat the locker rooms, the clubhouse, the showers and the hot water for the Zambonis.In order to perform the necessary calculation for this thesis, Fredriksbergs BK and Ronneby municipality provided operating data.The actions proposed to Ronneby ice-arena to solve the uneven cooling of the ice field is to change the location of the brine feeding line connection point. At the same time this work is carried out it’s suggested that the brine feed and return lines get insulated. When the uneven cooling problems have been solved, a speed control system should be installed to control the brine circulation pumps, in order to lower the electricity consumption. Ronneby ice-arena has the possibility to install a heat recovery system. Therefore it is suggested to install a heat exchanger on each cooling compressor refrigerant. This installation is to be used to heat the clubhouse, the showers and the hot water for the Zambonis. The system to cool the condensers with seawater and currently the heat pump are not optimal designed. The installed heat pump does not work when the seawater temperature is below 5°C, therefore the system should be redesigned.

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  • 11.
    Aggerstam, Elina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Lehman, Karolina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Materialvalets miljöpåverkan på transporten: En jämförelsestudie mellan transporter till flerfamiljshus i trä och betong.2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Under året 2015 bedömde 240 av Sveriges 290 kommuner att det existerade ett underslott på bostäder. För att kunna möta behovet krävs det att många bostäder ska byggas på en kort tid. Med de klimathot som världen står inför krävs det att produktionen är uthållig och hållbar i längden. För att nå klimatmålen måste användandet av tunga fordon minskas, logistiken måste effektiviseras och alternativa transportmedel bör undersökas.

    Syftet med studien var att identifiera eventuella skillnader mellan byggnadsmaterialen trä och betong i transportledet. Med den insamalade datan togs olika relations- och nyckeltal fram som sedan utgjorde basen för de två formlerna som presenteras i studien.

    Resultatet av de olika relationstalen indikerar på att den lastade vikten inte har stor betydelse på hur mycket CO2 som släpps ut, utan att det är antalet transporter med tung lastbil som är grundproblemet till utsläppen och miljöpåverkan. Med formlerna som presenteras i studien kan antalet transporter som krävs till ett flerfamiljshus räknas ut, men även mängden CO2 som släpps ut vid fraktandet av planelementen.

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  • 12.
    Ahlgren, Fredrik
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Reducing ships' fuel consumption and emissions by learning from data2018Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In the context of reducing both greenhouse gases and hazardous emissions, the shipping sector faces a major challenge as it is currently responsible for 11% of the transport sector’s anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Even as emissions reductions are needed, the demand for the transport sector rises exponentially every year. This thesis aims to investigate the potential to use ships’ existing internal energy systems more efficiently. The thesis focusses on making existing ships in real operating conditions more efficient based logged machinery data. This dissertation presents results that can make ship more energy efficient by utilising waste heat recovery and machine learning tools. A significant part of this thesis is based on data from a cruise ship in the Baltic Sea, and an extensive analysis of the ship’s internal energy system was made from over a year’s worth of data. The analysis included an exergy analysis, which also considers the usability of each energy flow. In three studies, the feasibility of using the waste heat from the engines was investigated, and the results indicate that significant measures can be undertaken with organic Rankine cycle devices. The organic Rankine cycle was simulated with data from the ship operations and optimised for off-design conditions, both regarding system design and organic fluid selection. The analysis demonstrates that there are considerable differences between the real operation of a ship and what it was initially designed for. In addition, a large two-stroke marine diesel was integrated into a simulation with an organic Rankine cycle, resulting in an energy efficiency improvement of 5%. This thesis also presents new methods of employing machine learning to predict energy consumption. Machine learning algorithms are readily available and free to use, and by using only a small subset of data points from the engines and existing fuel flow meters, the fuel consumption could be predicted with good accuracy. These results demonstrate a potential to improve operational efficiency without installing additional fuel meters. The thesis presents results concerning how data from ships can be used to further analyse and improve their efficiency, by using both add-on technologies for waste heat recovery and machine learning applications.

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  • 13.
    Ahlgren, Fredrik
    et al.
    University of Kalmar, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Ahlgren, Kristoffer
    University of Kalmar, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Gasens inverkan på oljan i ett hydrauliksystem2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    I detta arbete har vi med en litteraturstudie försökt påvisa vad en inblandad gas i oljan i ett hydrauliksystem har för betydelse för funktionen. Vi har använt information i traditionell facklitteratur samt i tidskrifter och vetenskapliga rapporter och upptäckt att problemen som uppkommer av inblandade gaser inte är väl kända. Dagens lösningar på problemen är nästan alltid kostsamma och handlar om att behandla symptomen. Vi har tittat på de olika fysikaliska data som gasen inverkar på i oljan, utifrån detta har vi analyserat vilka effekter detta har för ett hydrauliksystems funktion. Vi kommer att diskutera grundproblemet till kavitation och vanliga problem som ett hydrauliksystem ofta har. Vi har lyckats presentera resultat på att inblandad gas i oljan har en mycket stor inverkan på ett hydrauliksystem. Vi har kommit fram till att mycket av dagens problem med hydrauliksystem helt skulle kunna byggas bort om man tog större hänsyn till oljans förmåga att lösa in luft.

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  • 14.
    Ahlgren, Fredrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Mondejar, Maria E.
    Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
    Thern, Marcus
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Predicting dynamic fuel oil consumption on ships with automated machine learning2019In: Innovative Solutions for Energy Transitions: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2018) / [ed] Prof. J.Yanab, Prof. H.Yang, cDr. H.Lid, Dr. X.Chene, Elsevier, 2019, Vol. 158, p. 6126-6131Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study demonstrates a method for predicting the dynamic fuel consumption on board ships using automated machine learning algorithms, fed only with data for larger time intervals from 12 hours up to 96 hours. The machine learning algorithm trained on dynamic data from shorter time intervals of the engine features together with longer time interval data for the fuel consumption. To give the operator and ship owner real-time energy efficiency statistics, it is essential to be able to predict the dynamic fuel oil consumption. The conventional approach to getting these data is by installing additional mass flow meters, but these come with added cost and complexity. In this study, we propose a machine learning approach using auto machine learning optimisation, with already available data from the machinery logging system.

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  • 15.
    Ahlgren, Fredrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Thern, Marcus
    Lund university, Sweden.
    Auto Machine Learning for predicting Ship Fuel Consumption2018In: Proceedings of ECOS 2018 - the 31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Guimarães, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years, machine learning has evolved in a fast pace as both algorithms and computing power are constantly improving. In this study, a machine learning model for predicting the fuel oil consumption from engine data has been developed for a cruise ship operating in the Baltic Sea. The cruise ship is equipped with legacy volume flow meters and newly installed mass flow meters, as well as an extensive set of logged time series data from the machinery logging system. The model is developed using state-of-the-art Auto Machine Learning tools, which optimises both the model hyper parameters and the model selection by using genetic algorithms. To further increase the model accuracy, a pipeline of different models and pre-processing algorithms is evaluated. An extensive model trained for a certain system can be used for optimisation simulation, as well as online energy efficiency prediction. As the models automatically adapt to noisy sensor data and thus function as a watermark of the machinery system, these algorithms show a potential in predicting ship energy efficiency without installation of additional mass flow meters. All tools used in this study are Open Source tools written in Python and can be applied on board. The study shows great potential for utilising large amounts of already available sensor data for improving the accuracy of the predicted ship energy consumption.

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  • 16.
    Ahlgren, Fredrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Thern, Marcus
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Genrup, Magnus
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Mondejar, Maria E.
    Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
    Energy integration of organic rankine cycle, exhaust gas recirculation and scrubber2018In: Trends and challenges in maritime energy management / [ed] Aykut I. Ölçer, Momoko Kitada, Dimitrios Dalaklis & Fabio Ballini, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018, p. 157-168Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The vast majority of ships trafficking the oceans are fuelled by residual oil with high content of sulphur, which produces sulphur oxides (SOx) when combusted. Additionally, the high pressures and temperatures in modern diesel engines also produce nitrogen oxides (NOx). These emissions are both a hazard to health and the local environment, and regulations enforced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) are driving the maritime sector towards the use of either distillate fuels containing less sulphur, or the use of exhaust gas cleaning devices.TwocommontechniquesforremovingSOx andlimitingNOx aretheopen loop wet scrubber and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). A scrubber and EGR installation reduces the overall efficiency of the system as it needs significant pumping power, which means that the exhaust gases are cleaner but at the expense of higher CO2 emissions. In this paper we propose a method to integrate an exhaust gas cleaning device for both NOx and SOx with an organic Rankine cycle for waste heat recovery, thereby enhancing the system efficiency. We investigate three ORC configurations, integrated with the energy flows from both an existing state-of-the-art EGR system and an additional open loop wet scrubber.

  • 17.
    Ahlgren, Fredrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Österman, Cecilia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    A social sustainability perspective on an environmental intervention to reduce ship emissions2015In: Creating Sustainable Work-environments: Proceedings of NES2015, Nordic Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Conference, 01-04 November 2015, Lillehammer, Norway / [ed] Knut Inge Fostervold, Svein Åge Kjøs Johnsen, Leif Rydstedt, Reidulf G. Watten, 2015, p. A4-12-A4-15Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper reports a case study examining the effects on the shipboard work environment of an operative decision to change fuel oil type on two Swedish passenger vessels operating in the Baltic Sea. The results show positive changes in work tasks, reduced exposure to harmful pollutants evaporating from the fuel, reduced use of chemicals for cleaning, and a generally cleaner work environment. The outcome illustrates the benefit of a systems perspective when evaluating environmental interventions. Here, the intervention can be seen as an investment that not only reduces emissions to the environment, but contributes towards sustainable working life at sea.

  • 18.
    Ahlin, Jane
    et al.
    Swedish Ergonomics and Human Factors Society, Sweden.
    Österman, Cecilia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Osvalder, Anna-Lisa
    Chalmers University of technology, Sweden.
    Hemphälä, Hilevi
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Glimne, Susanne
    Karolinska Insitutet, Sweden.
    Hägg, Göran M
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Janzon, Olle
    SSAB Europe, Occupational Health & Safety.
    Pettersson, Per Johan
    Merident Optergo AB.
    Stavervik, Mathias
    Ericsson AB, Sweden.
    Strategies to develop and strengthen human factors and ergonomics knowledge among stakeholders in Sweden2015In: Proceedings 19th Triennial Congress of the IEA, Melbourne 9-14 August 2015, Melbourne: International Ergonomics Association , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Knowledge and application of human factors and ergonomics (HFE) has significant potential as auseful tool and solution provider in the development, design and implementation of safe, efficient and sustainable artefacts and systems. Yet, it seems that this HFE knowledge is not utilised to its full potential. In a world of competing financial and commercial priorities, HFE specialists have apparently not succeeded in selling the systems approach as a tool towards improved overall systems performance and human well-being.

    The present paper describes the strategic and practical workperformed by the Swedish Ergonomics and Human Factors Society (EHSS) to strengthen the quality of human factors and ergonomics knowledge and practice among various stakeholders in Sweden. EHSS view human factors and ergonomics as a systems and design oriented discipline that extends across all aspects of human activity. Beyond the traditional domains of specialization within the discipline, the physical, cognitive and organisational ergonomics, EHSS has identified three focus areas; visual ergonomics, voice ergonomics and ergonomics design for all.

    Practitioner Summary: This paper presents the strategic and practical work performed by the Swedish Ergonomics and Human Factors Society (EHSS) in order to strengthen the quality of human factors and ergonomics knowledge and practice in Sweden. EHSS has identified three focus areas for its strategic work: visual ergonomics, voice ergonomics and ergonomics design for all.

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  • 19.
    Ahlin, Kjell
    et al.
    Saven EduTech AB.
    Brandt, Anders
    Saven EduTech AB.
    A smart way to analyze dynamic data2003In: Sound & Vibration, ISSN 1541-0161, E-ISSN 2693-1443, no February, p. 20-22Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years MATLAB® has become a common software tool for general computational mathematics, in universities as well as in industry. In the field of noise and vibration analysis, MATLAB is very common in universities, but perhaps a little less common in the industrial world. In this article some ideas are presented on how MATLAB can be successfully used for analyzing experimental noise and vibration data. Through the introduction of toolboxes in this field, the less experienced user can take advantage of the powerful functionality of MATLAB, either as the main tool or as a complement to the many excellent menu driven systems available on the market. Some of the advantages and disadvantages of using MATLAB versus menu driven systems are also discussed.

  • 20.
    Ahlin, Kjell
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology.
    Brandt, Anders
    Axiom EduTech AB.
    Lagö, Thomas
    A New MATLAB Toolbox for Simulation and Parameter Identification of Nonlinear Mechanical Systems2007In: IMAC-XXV: A Conference & Exposition on Structural Dynamics, February 19 – 22, 2007, Orlando, Florida USA, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Ahlin, Kristofer
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Absorptionskylmaskiner ombord: En undersökning om absorptionsprocessens potential ombord fartyg2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Målet med denna undersökning är att teoretiskt undersöka den vatten/litiumbromidbaserade absorptionsprocessens potential ombord fartyg då processen enbart drivs av huvudmaskinens högtemperaturkylvatten. Undersökningen genomförs teoretiskt mot tre olika fartyg samt Sjöfartshögskolan i Kalmars maskinrumssimulator. För vardera fartyg undersöks driftenergikällan och kylbehovet ombord. Med det som underlag dras en slutsats om den vatten/ litiumbromidbaserade absorptionsprocessens potential ombord fartyget. Fartygens resultat ligger till grund för slutsatsen. Undersökningen visade att det finns potential för tekniken ombord undersökta fartyg.

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  • 22.
    Ahlqvist, Carl
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Meijer, Niklas
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Identifiering av faktorer som kan påverka produktionseffektivitet: En fallstudie2015Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Manufacturing industries are today facing increasing competition through the globalization of the market that takes place. A global market with several competitors, increased product differentiation and the high cost of production makes great demands on companies to work cost effectively. To be competitive and operate a profitable production requires companies to have a great knowledge of how their manufacturing processes work, has a high reliability and can use their facility's capacity.

     

    The basis for the study is the industrial profitability problems in Sweden, where companies find it increasingly difficult to produce quality products at a competitive price. The case study performed in a company which manufactures components for the automotive industry, with the aim to create a better understanding of the factors that lead to production disruptions and has great effect on the production efficiency of a flow. In order to be able to counter them and exploit the capacity of a better way and create a high level of competitiveness and profitability.

     

    Based on the analytical study and first described the present situation of the case now. This is followed by an analysis of the current situation where empiricism is compared with the relevant theory. The analysis then reports the measured values ​​of the factors that lead to disturbances in the production flow and affect production efficiency. Finally, the evaluation factors and an explanation of what they are due to be clarified. It results that the case study demonstrates the significant factors affecting production efficiency, as well as the underlying causes of these should be tackled in order to create a higher level of reliability and production efficiency in the flow. Examination of factors and causes creates a basis for the improvements that should be applied to maintain profitable production and competitiveness.

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  • 23.
    Ahmad, Waqar
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology.
    Lin, Leteng
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology.
    Strand, Michael
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology.
    Coke-free conversion of benzene at high temperatures2023In: Journal of the Energy Institute, ISSN 1743-9671, E-ISSN 1746-0220, Vol. 109, article id 101307Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates the conversion of benzene in a novel highly non-porous ɣ-Al2O3 packed bed reactor at 1000–1100 °C. The influences of packed bed presence, reforming medium (steam and CO2), gas flow rate and benzene concentration on steady state benzene conversion are examined. In presence of packed bed, benzene conversions of 52, 75, and 84% were achieved with combined steam and CO2 reforming at 1000, 1050, and 1100 °C, respectively. Whereas, benzene conversion of 65% without the packed bed at 1000 °C experienced a continuous increase in differential upstream pressure (DUP) of high temperature (HT) filter at reactor downstream due to deposition of in situ generated coke. High concentrations of generated CO and H2 of 2.3 and 6 vol% with packed bed than 1.4 and 4.7 vol% without the packed respectively, were achieved. CO2 reforming achieved high benzene conversions of 68–98% than 42–80% achieved with stream reforming at packed bed reactor temperatures of 1000–1100 °C. The results indicated that presence of ɣ-Al2O3 packed bed with possible surface reactions directed the conversion of benzene to combustible gases instead of coke. Hence, ɣ-Al2O3 packed bed reactor could be a suitable choice for coke-free conversion of tar of gasifier producer gas.

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  • 24.
    Ahmad, Waqar
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology.
    Lin, Leteng
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology.
    Strand, Michael
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology.
    Investigation of different configurations of alumina packed bed reactor for coke free conversion of benzene2024In: Chemical engineering research & design, ISSN 0263-8762, E-ISSN 1744-3563, Vol. 201, p. 433-445Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Conversion of producer gas tar without coke generation is a great challenge. This study investigates conversion of tar model benzene using different configurations of highly non-porous ɣ-Al2O3 packed bed reactor at 1000–1100 0C. The configurations comprised of different positions (relative to top (P1), center (P2) and bottom (P3) of reactor furnace), heights (5, 13 and 25 cm) and particles sizes (0.5, 3 and 5 mm) of alumina packed bed. Steam and CO2 were used as reforming media for tested benzene concentrations (0.4–1.8 vol%). The results showed benzene conversions of 48–91% with negligible steady thin coke generation using a packed bed (height: 25 cm, particles size: 3 mm) at P1. Whereas, relative high benzene conversions of 63–93 and 68–95% at P2 and P3 respectively with unsteady thick coke generation at benzene concentrations greater than 0.4 vol% increased differential upstream pressures (DUPs) of beds. Similar unsteady coke generation at benzene concentrations greater than 0.8 vol% and temperature of 1100 0C was observed with packed beds of heights of 5 and 13 cm, and particles size of 0.5 mm at P1. Generation of unsteady coke with condensed structure as evidenced by its characterization was attributable to increased benzene polymerization and reduced bed surface gasification reactions due to improperly installed packed bed. Developed kinetic model predicted well the generated coke. As conclusion, properly installed alumina packed bed pertaining to tar concentration and other experimental conditions may inhibit coke generation during tar conversion.

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  • 25.
    Ahmad, Waqar
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology. Sultan Qaboos Univ, Oman.
    Vakilinejad, Ali
    Sultan Qaboos Univ, Oman;Univ Tehran, Iran.
    Aman, Zachary M.
    Univ Western Australia, Australia.
    Vakili-Nezhaad, G. Reza
    Sultan Qaboos Univ, Oman.
    Thermophysical Study of Binary Systems of tert-Amyl Methyl Ether with n-Hexane and m-Xylene2019In: Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, ISSN 0021-9568, E-ISSN 1520-5134, Vol. 64, no 2, p. 459-470Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This work presents the experimentally determined density (rho), viscosity (eta), speed of sound (u), and surface tension (sigma) data for tert-amyl methyl ether (TAME) + n-hexane and TAME + m-xylene systems at several temperatures (298.15, 308.15, 318.15, 323.15, and 328.15 K). These experimentally determined thermophysical data are utilized to compute various excess/deviation parameters such as molar volume (V-E), isentropic compressibility (K-s(E)), speed of sound (u(E)), deviation in viscosity (Delta In eta), isobaric thermal expansion coefficient (alpha(E)(P)), and surface tension (sigma(E)). The inspection of parameters response may interpret the existing specific molecular interactions as well as the mixing behavior of solutions. The critical analysis of observed parametric behavior have unveiled the strong and weak molecular interactions in TAME with m-xylene and TAME with n-hexane systems, respectively.

  • 26.
    Ahmed, Suhail
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering.
    Sun, Hong
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering.
    Developing a Model for Managing Production Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises in Sweden2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The study developed a model for production performance management of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Sweden. The developed model works for assessing, follow up and improvement in production performance. SMEs differ in size, structure, culture, competition, management practices, resource availability and lot more when compared with large organizations. SMEs also lack in effective performance management framework as most of the framework developed are designed for large organizations.

     

    Production is core and critical value adding process especially for SMEs manufacturer for their survival and growth. SMEs are more motivated with doing rather than measuring it. Taking all these consideration a comprehensive model is developed which consists of four major steps. The model starts with studying of company’s strategy, and then there are steps for design of production performance measurement which works for identifying details strategically aligned performance measures. Benchmarking step is included to compare performance with best practices, finally measurements results are analysed and improvement actions are taken to continuously improve the production performance.

     

    Developed model based on literature study, multiple case study (three case studies) are being conducted to check model applicability. The result of case studies supports the applicability and formulated problem is also well-answered by developed model.

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  • 27.
    Ahmetovic, Dario
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Capri, Mirlind
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Hållfasthetsanalys av draglåda för tillverkning av betongslipers för järnvägar2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Betongslipers är ett element i den moderna järnvägens uppbyggnad. Det har ersatt det traditionella virkesmaterialet som har ett antal nackdelar gentemot betong. Vid tillverkning av betongslipers förspänns armeringslinor med en kraft på 500 kN innan cementet gjuts in i produktionslinans formar. Undersökningen kommer in i bilden då en svetsad draglåda, där armeringslinorna är låsta, belastas av förspänningskraften. Uppdraget blir att analysera spänningsflödet i draglådan för att se var de största spänningarna förekommer. Detta görs genom en FEM-analys av hela konstruktionen samt hållfasthetsberäkningar av enbart gängorna.

    Slutsatsen som fastställdes var att analysen av konstruktionen resulterade att förspänningskraften inte påverkade gängorna eller svetsarna så pass kritisk att en allvarlig deformation skulle ske.

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  • 28.
    Al Kaysee, Ahmed
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Wronski, Marek
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Dynamic Substructuring of an A600 Wind Turbine2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A

    limited and extendable master thesis is representing the first step in the experimental substructuring of an A600 wind turbine. Additional masses have been designed, manufactured and added to the sub components for the laboratory experimental tests. Further preparations for dynamic experimental tests have been described and implemented. Vibrational tests of a modified wind turbine blade have been made using the Leuven Measurements System (LMS) for excitations and data acquisition purposes. The theory of frequency response function based substructuring applied on the wind turbine blade model is demonstrated. The theory and an example of a Matlab coded spring-mass system, an experimental model of a wind turbine blade and FRFs stemming from measurements are reported.

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  • 29.
    Alajbegovic, Faruk
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Building and Energy Technology.
    Imsirovic, Alen
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Building and Energy Technology.
    Uppföljning av energiprestanda samt boendes upplevelser av Portvakten Söder: Energy Monitoring and residents' perceptions of Portvakten Söder2013Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Portvakten Söder i Växjö, med sina två huskroppar och 64 lägenheter är de högsta passivhusen i Sverige med en trästomme. En energiuppföljning görs för år 2012. Skillnader kring projekterat och uppmätt värde behandlas och klargörs. Granskning av funktionalitet och värmeåtervinningsmängd av avloppsvärmeväxlaren utreds. Ett frågeformulär har skickats ut och sammanställts, där hyresgästerna delar med sig av sina upplevelser utav Portvakten Söder.

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  • 30.
    Al-anbagi, Ali
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Building Technology.
    Khalil, Dani
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Building Technology.
    Utformning avlandningsbanors överbyggnad med hänsyn till slitlagrets bärförmåga2020Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    n this study, the design of the runway structure of the runways is studied in order tocompare different material compositions in the pavement. This is done with the helpof a survey, the program FAARFIELD and peer reviewed studies. Generally, thereare two different types of road structures in an airfield, rigid and flexible (concreteand asphalt). The result obtained shows the difference between the differentdimensions and the material content of the different types of road structures, whenthey are loaded with either heavy or light aircraft models. These results are based ona design period that has been selected for 20 years. In contrast, the stiffness of theconcrete was much higher than the asphalt stiffness, which means that it is better touse concrete in large commercial airports. According to the CDF diagram (thediagram showing whether the structural design conditions are met), the damagecaused by the aircraft is approximately at the same location on the runway for bothsuperstructures, it also means that flexible superstructure maintenance needs to bedone more often, compared to rigid superstructures. The fact that the asphalt has alower modulus of elasticity than the concrete is also a reason why maintenance forflexible superstructures needs to be done more often. However, when the roadstructures became heavily loaded, the total demanding thickness for the rigid roadstructure is calculated to be 760 mm and for the flexible road structure 710 mm.

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  • 31. Albertazz, S.
    et al.
    Basile, F.
    Brandin, Jan
    Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Technology and Design.
    Einvall, Jessica
    Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Technology and Design.
    Fornasar, G.
    Hulteberg, C.
    Sanati, M.
    Trifir, F.
    Vaccari, A.
    Pt/Rh/MgAl(O) Catalyst for the Upgrading of Biomass-Generated synthesis gases.2009In: Energy & Fuels, ISSN 0887-0624, E-ISSN 1520-5029, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 573-579Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 32. Albertazzi, Simone
    et al.
    Basile, Francesco
    Barbera, Davide
    Benito, Patricia
    Brandin, Jan
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering.
    Einvall, Jessica
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering.
    Fornasari, Giuseppe
    Trifirò, Ferruccio
    Vaccari, Angelo
    Deactivation of a Ni-Based Reforming Catalyst During the Upgrading of the Producer Gas, from Simulated to Real Conditions2011In: Topics in catalysis, ISSN 1022-5528, E-ISSN 1572-9028, Vol. 54, no 10, p. 746-754Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The deactivation of a nickel reforming catalyst during the upgrading of the producer gas obtained by gasification of lignocellulosic biomass was studied. The research involved several steps: the selective deactivation of the catalyst in a laboratory scale; the streaming of the catalyst with the producer gas of a downdraft and an oxygen/steam circulating fluidized bed (CFB) gasifier; and tests in a reformer placed in a slipstream of the CFB gasifier. The information obtained allowed to elucidate the catalyst deactivation mechanisms taking place during the reforming of the producer gas: physical deactivation by deposition of fine ashes, aerosol particulate or carbon; poisoning by H2S and HCl present in the gas phase and thermal sintering because of the high operation temperatures required to avoid the chemical deactivation. These physical and chemical effects depended on the composition of the biomass fuel.

  • 33.
    Albertsson, Robin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Hermansson, Joakim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    LNG träningsmanual för M/T Bit Viking2013Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats är gjord på uppdrag av Tarbit Shipping som år 2011 konverterade sin tankbåt M/T Bit Viking från konventionell drift på tjockolja till LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas).Uppdraget som gavs var att upprätta en tränings manual till fartyget då det är ett krav från IMO (International Maritime Organization). Manualen skrevs i 3 st huvuddelar Kategori A, B och C. Kategori A är till för att manskap ombord ska få en kännedom om gasen och säkerhet runt den, Kategori B är skriven till däcksbefäl där det krävs en större kännedom om gasen och Kategori C är till för maskinbefäl. Manualen finns nu ombord på fartyget och på rederi kontoret för utbildning av nypåmönstrad personal och fortlöpande utbildning av ordinarie personal. Manualen är ett resultat på tolkning av IMO´s IGF kod (ANNEX11. RESOLUTION MSC.285(86)) där det står riktlinjer för säkerheten ombord på fartyg med maskiner som drivs på naturgas.

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  • 34.
    Alegrim, Georg
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Anaje, Alexander
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Värmeåtervinning av luft i kycklingstallar: Återanvändning av energin i frånluften för luftförvärmning2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The consumption of chicken per inhabitant have increased in Sweden the last couple of years and today 23,2 kg is consumed per inhabitant and year. Because of this rise of Swedish chicken consumption, the awareness of investing in climate-smart alternatives have increased by the companies. The companies are decreasing the energy required during production, which ultimately leads to a reduced heating cost.

    The animal stall is heated by a boiler where water-based heating elements are providing the animal stall with heat along the walls. 

    It has been considered problematic to heat up the animal stall by reintroducing the air from inside the stall due to the fact that this air often is too dusty, which contributes to blockage of filters and ducts. There are a number of different heat exchangers that can handle this kind of dust and particles today. 

    Two different heat exchangers will be compared, a recuperative plate heat exchanger and a regenerative rotary heat exchanger.

    The animal stall must keep a low CO2 value and it is important to keep the chickens bedding dry by a low humidity inside the stall.

    The study shows that the total heat for one breeding round, which today is approximately 48,2MWh, which equals a saving by using an air heat exchanger of 24,8MWh. The result of the comparison of the two heat exchangers has shown that the regenerative (rotary) heat exchanger reintroduces moisture in the stall, which the recuperative (plate heat exchanger) does not. The follow up for this study was 34 days, from the chickens’ birth to the slaughter. During day 28-30 the animal stall becomes self-sufficient considering heat, which means that the heat exchanger could generate the heat required for the facility without the use of the stalls chip boiler.

    The study is implemented with a calculated volume flow due to a short outlet channel on the system, this can lead to a risk of a minor faulty value.

    Regard to the humidity in the stall, it is preferable to use a plate heat exchanger as the rotating heat exchanger precipitates water of 3 grams/kg of dry air.

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  • 35.
    Alexopoulos, Kosmas
    et al.
    University of Patras, Greece.
    Hribrenik, KarlBIBA - University of Bremen, Germany.Surico, MicheleFidia S.p.A., Italy.Nikolakis, NikolaosUniversity of Patras, Greece.Al-Najjar, BasimLinnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.Keraron, YvesISADEUS, France.Duarte, MarcoINOVA+, Portugal.Zalonis, AndreasIntrasoft, Greece.Makris, SotirisLMS, Greece.
    Predictive maintenance technologies for production systems: A roadmap to development and implementation.2021Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    High added-value products manufacturing methods are undergoing a continuous evolution nowadays, aiming to get higher productivity rates, product quality and reduction of defective products. Manufacturing companies increasingly use condition monitoring solutions and Predictive Maintenance (PdM) solutions to guarantee the intended usage of production equipment and to avoid unplanned downtimes. As such, this white paper presents a review of the lessons learned from the point of view of six EU funded H2020 research projects (PRECOM, PROPHESY, PROGRAMS, SERENA, UPTIME and Z-BREAK), funded under the topic “FOF-09-2017 - Novel design and PdM technologies for increased operating life of production systems”. These projects were active from 2017 to 2021 and together constituted the ForeSee cluster. Research and technology partners together with industrial end-users worked collaboratively to develop and deploy solutions that advance maintenance practice in industry towards more efficient, sustainable, human-centric and resilient factories. This white paper aims to share knowledge, vision and lessons learnt by ForeSee cluster partners on the topic of PdM, as well as to provide recommendations for advancing PdM in industrial practice. The core target groups of this report are industry practitioners, people in academia and policy makers at the local, national and EU levels.  The technologies that have acted as key-enablers in several of the ForeSee cluster projects (such as Internet of Things, Digital Twin, Proactive Computing, Virtual/Augmented Reality and linked data) are discussed in this document. Furthermore, the skilling of personnel, as well as the use of standardized technologies and processes are cross-cutting issues pertinent to ForeSee projects and their role in PdM projects is presented. The evaluation of these concepts and technologies in ForeSee industrial cases has proven their significance to industrial practice. The validation phase in industrial cases has served the ForeSee cluster with the provision of the following lessons learnt and recommendations for successful adoption of technology and best practices.  

    Lessons learned:

    ✓ Need for the development of structured data repositories with Industry4.0 and PdM datasets  

    ✓ Availability for testbeds for PdM, condition-based maintenance and intelligent asset management

    ✓ Adjustment of AI-based Maintenance and Asset Management Systems to facilitate accessibility by the non-experts

    ✓ Standardization, data and semantics interoperability, as necessary enablers to support the diverse software, hardware as well as business process landscape in asset management. Recommendations

    ✓ Business models for Condition Based Maintenance and Intelligent Asset Management should be further investigated

    ✓ Mobile Management - Mobile-First Condition Based Maintenance are important concepts that could benefit the adoption of CBM and PdM strategies  

    ✓ Smart and Autonomous Objects should be further considered when it comes to data collection, inspection, data collection and communication.  

    ✓ Adequate actions for Training - Education - Lifelong Learning of people working closely with advanced data and Internet of Things technologies should be considered.  (21) (PDF) Predictive maintenance technologies for production systems. A roadmap to development and implementation.

  • 36.
    Algabroun, Hatem
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    On the development of a new digitalised maintenance approach for factories of the future2020Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Over time, maintenance methods have developed following the dynamic manufacturers’ demands. Now, with the coming industrial revolution, new maintenance approaches have to be developed to fulfil the new demands of future industry, as well as to allow companies to benefit from technological advances. Therefore, the research question of this study is: how to develop a maintenance approach for factories of the future? To answer this question, this thesis proposes tools to identify and prioritise maintenance related problems that impact company’s profitability. It explores designing and implementation of a digitalised maintenance approach for future factories. Furthermore, it investigates tools and methods to collect data efficiently by sensors.

    The results achieved in this thesis are 1) a mathematical representation and application of a model that identifies and prioritises causes of deficiencies in production processes, 2) a model that identifies and prioritises failures that impact the competitive advantages and profitability of companies, 3) characterisation of a maintenance approach for future factories, 4) frameworks that could be utilised to develop a maintenance approach for future factories, as well as, guidelines that help to design this approach, 5) guidelines for the integration of digitalised maintenance with the database of other working areas, 6) an algorithm for adaptive sampling for sensors, as well as, a proposal for a generic software architecture to facilitate designing, modelling and implementation of adaptive sampling algorithms.

    The conclusion of this thesis confirms previous findings that maintenance has an impact on companies’ competitive advantages, other working areas and profitability. To design and implement a maintenance system, its elements should be extracted from the primary objective of maintenance. These elements should be then allocated in a suitable architecture and their mechanism should also be defined. Prior to implementation and integration, mapping the concept design to production problems can be used to examine its performance. An approach to collect data efficiently by sensors is to use adaptive sampling. The developed adaptive algorithm and the reference software framework for adaptive sampling algorithms could be used for this purpose.

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  • 37.
    Algabroun, Hatem
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Al-Najjar, Basim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Ingwald, Anders
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering.
    Assessment of the impact of maintenance integration within a plant using MFD: A case study2019In: Asset Intelligence through Integration and Interoperability and Contemporary Vibration Engineering Technologies: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management and the 13th International Conference on Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery / [ed] Joseph MathewC.W. LimLin MaDon SandsMichael E. CholettePietro Borghesani, Springer, 2019, p. 61-71Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the recent decades the recognition of maintenance as an effective part of the company competitiveness has grown. In order to enhance maintenance performance and its positive impact, integration with the rest of the plant activities should be planned and performed. In this study, Maintenance Function Deployment model was applied on a real data of a case company. The model was used to analyse the company’s production with respect to the business and economic variables. This was done first through finding loss causes of the strategic goals of the case company, then breaking down these causes and their costs into their root causes. Based on economic estimations, the results show that the major root causes behind losses are insufficient training of personnel and lack of maintenance integration. It is concluded that properly considering the integration of maintenance within the company’s activities, reduces loss and improves the company’s performance. Also, that applying MFD eases the identification of the root-causes behind losses as well as quantifying and prioritizing the economic losses. © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019.

  • 38.
    Algabroun, Hatem
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Al-Najjar, Basim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Jonsson, Mikael
    E Maintenance Sweden AB, Sweden.
    A framework for the integration of digitalised maintenance systems with relevant working areas: A case study2020In: 4th IFAC Workshop on Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Services and Technologies - AMEST 2020 / [ed] Ajith Parlikad, Christos Emmanouilidis, Benoit Iung, Marco Macchi, Elsevier, 2020, Vol. 53, no 3, p. 185-190Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To enhance maintenance performance, maintenance integration with relevant activities should be planned and performed. In a digitalised industry, maintenance integration has to deal with various and heterogynous technologies. As the integration of such disparate technologies can be complex, this paper proposes a framework that provides the steps required for the successful integration of digitalised and automated maintenance across the relevant working areas. To develop this framework, we first identified relevant working areas to integrate maintenance with. Next, we identified integration success factors which are then considered in the framework development. The framework was then implemented in a real case study, and results showed that the integration tasks were completed successfully. Based on the case study, the framework provides guidelines for successfully integrating maintenance in a systematic way across the relevant working areas.

  • 39.
    Algabroun, Hatem
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Bokrantz, Jon
    Chalmers university of technology, Sweden.
    Al-Najjar, Basim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Skoogh, Anders
    Chalmers university of technology, Sweden.
    Development of digitalised maintenance: a concept2022In: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, ISSN 1355-2511, E-ISSN 1758-7832, Vol. 28, no 2, p. 367-390Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose This paper presents a concept for digitalised maintenance (DM), maps the conceptualised DM to maintenance problems in industries and highlights challenges that might be faced when realizing this concept. Design/methodology/approach First, maintenance problems that are faced by the industry are presented, followed by a conceptualisation of DM. Next, a typical operational scenario is used as an exemplification to show system dynamics. The characteristics of this conceptualised DM are then mapped to the identified maintenance problems of industry. Then, interesting initiatives in this domain are highlighted, and finally, the challenges to realize this approach are discussed. Findings This paper identified a set of problems related to maintenance in industry. In order to solve current industrial problems, exploit emerging digital technologies and elevate future industries, it will be necessary to develop new maintenance approaches. The mapping between the criteria of DM and maintenance problems shows the potential of this concept and gives a reason to examine it empirically in future work. Originality/value This paper aims to help maintenance professionals from both academia and industry to understand and reflect on the problems related to maintenance, as well as to comprehend the requirements of a digitalised maintenance and challenges that may arise.

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  • 40.
    Algabroun, Hatem
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Iftikhar, Muhammad Usman
    Al-Najjar, Basim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Weyns, Danny
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of computer science and media technology (CM).
    Maintenance 4.0 Framework using Self: Adaptive Software Architecture2018In: Journal of Maintenance Engineering, Vol. 2, p. 280-293Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With the recent advances of manufacturing technologies, referred to as Industry 4.0, maintenance approaches have to be developed to fulfill the new de-mands. The technological complexity associated to Industry 4.0 makes designing maintenance solutions particularly challenging. This paper proposes a novel maintenance framework leveraging principles from self-adaptation and software architecture. The framework was tested in an operational scenario where a bearing condition in an electrical motor needs to be managed, the results showed a proper operation. As a conclusion, the proposed framework could be used to develop maintenance systems for Industry 4.0.

  • 41.
    Algabroun, Hatem
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Iftikhar, Muhammad Usman
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of computer science and media technology (CM).
    Al-Najjar, Basim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Weyns, Danny
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of computer science and media technology (CM). Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
    Maintenance 4.0 Framework Using Self-Adaptive Software Architecture2017In: Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Maintenance Engineering, IncoME-II 2017.The University of Manchester, UK, The University of Manchester, UK , 2017, , p. 299-309Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With the recent advances of manufacturing technologies, referred to as Industry 4.0, maintenance approaches have to be developed to fulfill the new de-mands. The technological complexity associated to Industry 4.0 makes designing maintenance solutions particularly challenging. This paper proposes a novel maintenance framework leveraging principles from self-adaptation and software architecture. The framework was tested in an operational scenario where a bearing condition in an electrical motor needs to be managed, the results showed a proper operation. As a conclusion, the proposed framework could be used to develop maintenance systems for Industry 4.0.

  • 42.
    Al-Hamed, Heba
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Technology and Design.
    Qiu, Xiaojin
    Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Technology and Design.
    A Model for Assessing Cost Effectiveness of Applying Lean Tools2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to develop a model for assessing cost effectiveness of applying lean tools. The

    model consists of eight phases: it starts by understanding customers' requirements using Voice of Customer

    (VOC) and Quality Function Deployment (QFD) tools. In phase 2, the current state of plant is assessed

    using lean profile charts based on Balanced Scorecard (BSC) measures. In phase 3 and phase 4,

    identification of critical problem(s) and generating of improvement suggestion(s) are performed. Phase 5

    provide evaluation of the cost effectiveness of implementing the suggested lean methods based on life cycle

    cost analysis (LCCA) and phase 6 prefers the right alternative based on multiple criteria decision making

    (MCDM). In phase 7 the selected alternative is supposed to be implemented and finally the user should

    monitor and control the process to make sure that the improvement is going as planned. The model was

    verified successfully using a case study methodology at one Swedish sawmill called Södra Timber in

    Ramkvilla, one part of Södra group. Results obtained from the study showed that the production and human

    resources perspectives are the most critical problem areas that need to be improved. They got the lowest

    scores in the lean profile, 63% and 68%, respectively. Using value stream mapping (VSM) it was found that

    the non value added (NVA) ratios for the core and side products are 87.4% and 90.4%, respectively. Using

    the model, three improvement alternatives were suggested and evaluated using LCCA and MCDM.

    Consequently, implementing 5S got the highest score, second came redesigning the facility layout.

    However, it was estimated that 4.7 % of NVA for the side product would be reduced by redesigning the

    facility layout. The recommendations were suggested for the company to improve their performance. The

    novelty of the thesis is based on the fact that it addresses two main issues related to lean manufacturing:

    firstly, suggesting lean techniques based on assessment of lean profile that is based on BSC and QFD, and

    secondly assessing the cost effectiveness of the suggested lean methods based on LCCA and MCDM. This

    thesis provides a generalized model that enables the decision-maker to know and measure, holistically, the

    company performance with respect to customer requirements. This will enable the company to analyze the

    critical problems, suggest solutions, evaluate them and make a cost effective decision. Thus, the company

    can improve its competitiveness.

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  • 43.
    Alhasan, Jenan
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Nguyen, Dat
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Kartläggning och förbättring av internt logistikflöde2023Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Globalisation has led to increased competition among companies, operating both locally and internationally. As a result, it has become crucial to stand out on the market by working cost-effectively, meeting customer requirements, offering short delivery times, smart material planning, among other things. New conditions, ranging from technological advancements to environmental demands, have prompted companies to focus on improving their material flow. The concept of logistics, along with lean-production, is now being recognized as a powerful tool. The purpose of this thesis is to gain a deeper understanding of wastes in a company's internal logistics flow and provide improvement suggestions for enhancing efficiency. The goal is to provide a foundation for future enhancements in the logistics flow of a manufacturing operation.

    To achieve the study's objectives and address the research questions, a case study is performed. The study will consist of a three-step plan. In the first stage, the problem is discussed, a literature study is carried out and suitable methods are identified. The next stage involves gathering information through interviews, observations, and documentation. Data is analysed and evaluated according to lean-principles. In the last phase, improvement proposals are developed based on the analysis. Theoretical approaches include deduction. The study employs both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

    The improvement suggestions are presented in the results chapter, categorized into general proposals, material handling, mapping, as well as a spaghetti diagram of the future state. The proposals focus on creating a continuous flow in production and minimizing security flaws. In addition, it is justified why a pulling-system and kanban-system should be introduced. The value stream mapping of the future state shows theoretically that the lead time can be halved if the stock size is minimized.

    The study analysed internal logistics waste and provided a basis for future projects. Using value stream mapping and spaghetti diagram, the authors successfully identified various improvement suggestions. For future research, it is recommended to include areas such as education, economic calculations, PDCA implementation, order and hook analysis, waste reduction, and optimal utilization of production space in the development process.

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  • 44.
    Alhasan, Tareq
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Gredelj, Adis
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Deformering av kuggar i planetväxlar2020Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Företaget SwePart i Liatorp har tagit fram en prototyp på en planetväxel utan glapp vilken kan gynna bl.a. robotindustrin. Problematiseringen är att växeln låter illa vid rotation vilket är vad som ska studeras i detta arbete.Syftet med det här arbetet är att studera reaktionskrafter mellan kuggarna samt kuggformens inverkan på jämnheten i växelns gång. Dessa studier kan leda till kunskap om orsaken till missljud vid interaktion mellan kuggar på planetväxlar. Målet är att få en större inblick i hur kuggarna påverkar varandra vid kontakt och momentöverföring.Studierna utförs genom simuleringar med hjälp av programmet MSC Adams, där SweParts prototypväxel analyseras genom att ta fram kontaktkrafter mellan ett planethjul och ringhjulet.Simuleringarna visar på stora hopp i amplituden under simuleringens tidsintervall vilket kan vara orsaken till missljud. Detta beror bl.a. på kuggarnas form.

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  • 45.
    Ali, Ahmed
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology.
    Dynamic modelling of electricity arbitrage for single-family homes: Assessing the cost-effectiveness of implementing Energy Storage and Demand-Side Load Management.2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the context of electricity, arbitrage trading involves taking advantage of existing price variations within electricity markets. The report conducted financial modelling for energy storage systems and demand-side load management for electricity arbitrage trading in single-family homes. The analysis included two different energy storage systems: a thermal energy storage system and a battery energy storage system. Additionally, electricity spot cost reduction was compared between electricity arbitrage trading and traditional energy efficiency measures such as air-to-water and ground-source heat pumps.

    The report's findings indicated that air-to-water and ground-source heat pumps emerged as the most economically viable choices for reducing electricity spot costs, irrespective of the studied electricity price area. The thermal energy storage system, employing an insulated hot water storage tank, ranked the third most efficient in achieving cost savings. The battery energy storage system, represented by a lithium home battery system, demonstrated the lowest rate of cost saving among the analyzed energy efficiency measures. 

    The financial modelling highlighted the economic potential for thermal energy storage systems, particularly in southern Sweden's electricity price areas SE3 and SE4. On the other hand, no economically viable options for battery energy storage systems were identified, regardless of the studied electricity price area. As a results, the report recommends utilizing thermal energy storage systems and implementing demand-side load management as strategies to hedge against future electricity price volatility.

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  • 46.
    Alinder, Gertrud
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Installation av VDR på Calmare Nyckel2016Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Through this exam work, a Voyage Data Recorder was installed on the Kalmar Maritime Academy’s school ship Calmare Nyckel. The purpose of the installation was to create a tool for the teachers when they are giving feedback on the students’ manoeuvring exercises with the school ship. This work was made in project form during the last year of the marine engineer programme and partly during the following three years. The result was an installation that records the information from the bridge equipment that was judged to be central to be able to correctly mirror the manoeuvring of the ship, and the possibility to replay this information.

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  • 47.
    Alkhatib, Tammam
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Robotic 3D Printing of sustainable structures2023Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This bachelor thesis aims to integrate and evaluate a 3D printing robotic cell at the SmartIndustry Group – SIG lab at Linnaeus University (LNU).A sustainable structure consisting of wood fiber polymer composites was 3D printed withan industrial robot. Sustainable 3D printing material can be recycled or burned for energyafterwards. The 3D printing material used in this thesis stems from certificated forests.

    The objective is to utilise this technology in manufacturing courses and research projectsat the SIG lab at LNU. This objective is achieved by creating an operation manual and avideo tutorial in this thesis.The integration and evaluation process will involve offline robot programming,simulation, and practical experiments on the 3D printing robotic cell.

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  • 48.
    Alm, Alexander
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Kolkraft med CSS2012Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    ABSTRAKT

    Detta arbete om kolkraft med CCS syftar till att ge läsaren en lite djupare bild av hur avskiljning, transportering och lagring kan fungera vid ett koleldat kraftverk utrustat med koldioxidavskiljning.

    Vilka olika tekniska metoder som finns eller är under utveckling för de olika stegen i processen och hur dessa fungerar.

    Arbetet tar även upp historien bakom kolet som bränsle och hur utvecklingen av olika reningstekniker tog fart.

    Generella fördelar och nackdelar med CCS bollas fram o tillbaka miljömässiga aspekter med tekniken samt den ekonomiska lönsamheten undersöks.

    Arbetet avslutas med en överblick över en verklig pilotanläggning i Schwarzepumpe i Tyskland.

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  • 49.
    Alm, Christoffer
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering.
    Mehari, Amanuel
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering.
    Utveckling av hanteringsmaskin för IKEA-påsar2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det här examensarbete handlar om att ta fram en ny maskin, en hanteringsmaskin, till TEXO Application i Älmhult. Syftet med maskinen är att den ska vika IKEAs kundpåsar, hanteringsmaskinen ska användas på samtliga IKEA varuhus världen över. Utvecklingen av hanteringsmaskinen går från enkla skisser av flera koncept till val av koncept och utveckling en denna till en fullständig ritning som det sedan byggs en prototyp utfrån. Effektiviseringen bland samtliga varuhus beräknas att öka då denna lösning ger de anställda mer tid till annat arbete.

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  • 50.
    Alm Grundström, Henrik
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Litteraturstudie, modellering och simulering av kugginteraktioner i planetväxlar2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta arbete sammanfattar en del av den forskning som gjorts på kugghjul och planetväxlar med avseende på egenskaper som lastfördelning, verkningsgrad och ingreppsstyvheter. En jämförelse görs mellan olika metoder för beräkning av ingreppsstyvheter vilken visar på stora skillnader. En planetväxel av typ D simuleras i flerkroppsdynamikprogramvaran MSC ADAMS där egenskaper som lastfördelning, vridstyvhet och utväxling undersöks.

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