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  • 1.
    Abbaneo, Chiara
    et al.
    Ansaldo STS, Italy.
    Flammini, Francesco
    Ansaldo STS, Italy ; University of Naples ”Federico II”, Italy.
    Lazzaro, Armando
    Ansaldo STS, Italy.
    Marmo, Pietro
    Ansaldo STS, Italy.
    Mazzocca, Nicola
    Université “Federico II” di Napoli, Italy.
    Sanseviero, Angela
    Ansaldo STS, Italy.
    UML based reverse engineering for the verification of railway control logics2007Ingår i: Proceedings of International Conference on Dependability of Computer Systems, DepCoS-RELCOMEX 2006, IEEE, 2007, s. 3-10Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is widely used as a high level object oriented specification language. In this paper we present a novel approach in which reverse engineering is performed using UML as the modelling language used to achieve a representation of the implemented system. The target is the core logic of a complex critical railway control system, which was written in an application specific legacy language. UML perfectly suited to represent the nature of the core logic, made up by concurrent and interacting processes, using a bottom-up approach and proper modeling rules. Each process, in fact, was strictly related to the management of a physically (resp. logically) well distinguished railway device (resp. functionality). The obtained model deeply facilitated the static analysis of the logic code, allowing for at a glance verification of correctness and compliance with higher-level specifications, and opened the way to refactoring and other formal analyses. © 2006 IEEE.

  • 2.
    Abboud, Mohamad Moulham
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för fysik och elektroteknik (IFE).
    Simulation of 3ph induction motor in Matlab with Direct and Soft starting methods.2015Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [en]

    Asynchronous machines are considered nowadays the most commonly used electrical machines, which are mainly used as electrical induction motors. Starting the induction motor is the most important and dangerous step. The theory behind this project is based on representing the real motor by a set of equations and values in Matlab using the subsystem feature, forming a corresponding idealistic motor in a way where all the physical effects are similar. The motor is started under different loads in two methods: Direct and Soft starting. Each method is studied and discussed using supporting simulation of currents, torque, speed, efficiency and power factor curves.

  • 3.
    Abdul Hamid, Kamila
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för informatik (IK).
    Gränssnittets betydelse i främjandet av kognitiv bearbetning: En undersökning om praktisk utnyttjande av designprinciper i skapandet av webbgränssnitt2013Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    Många webbgränssnitt idag misslyckas med att möta användarnas behov och blir därför bristfälliga gällande användarvänligheten. Detta leder till att användarna begår stora misstag och anstränger sig vid användningen av webbaserade system. Visuell design och struktur i ett gränssnitt spelar en stor roll i hur användarna förstår sig på och tolkar ett gränssnitt då de avser hur olika beteenden och information kommuniceras till användarna. I denna studie undersöks hur visuell design, struktur och användbarhet i ett gränssnitt underlättar användarnas kognitiva bearbetning av information vid utförande av komplexa uppgifter. Studien har utförts genom ett uppdrag för Ahltorpmedia AB, som skapar lösningar för bl.a. webbplatser, webbaserade system och e-handel. Uppdraget har varit att förbättra en av deras egen utvecklade tjänst Nuhet som är bristfällig gällande områdena ovan.

     

    Först har en heuristisk utvärdering av Nuhets befintliga gränssnitt samt sju intervjuer med tjänstens befintliga- och potentiella användare inom huvudområdena visuell design, struktur och kognitiv bearbetning av information gjorts. Resultaten från intervjuerna och utvärderingen har använts för att bilda en persona varefter fokusområden för prototyparbetet har skapats. Sedan har en prototyp på Nuhets nya utseende och en ny funktionalitet skapats. Designprinciper för användbarhet samt gestaltlagar har nyttjats i skapandet av Nuhets nya gränssnitt.

     

    Utifrån de metoder som har genomförts i detta examensarbete har det framkommit att det beror på flera faktorer gällande hur användarnas kognitiva bearbetning av information underlättas med hjälp av visuell design, struktur och användarvänlighet. Dessa är då en bra struktur, gruppering och organisering av innehåll i ett gränssnitt. Dessutom är det tydliga kontraster, bra färgval och standardisering som underlättar den. 

  • 4.
    Abdula, Sham
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för byggteknik (BY).
    Oksman, Dan
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för byggteknik (BY).
    Attefallshus som komplementbostadshus: Drömhus eller mardröm?2015Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    Den 2 juli 2014 blev det enligt lag tillåtet för en- och tvåbostadshusägare att uppföra en bygglovsbefriad komplementbyggnad på max 25 kvadratmeter på den egna fastigheten. Rapporten undersöker vilket genomslag lagändringen har haft i Stor-Stockholm, Stor-Göteborg och Stor-Malmö. Undersökningen visar att lagändringen ännu inte har haft något stort genomslag. I rapporten undersöks även en utvald del av marknadsaktörers utbud av attefallshus avsett som komplementbostadshus. 

    Ett attefallshus utformas med miljövänligt hållbara material och inspireras av Vitruvius tre principer för god arkitektur. Huset konstrueras med avsikt att uppfylla kraven som ställs i PBL, PBF, BBR och EKS. Målet med de framtagna bygghandlingarna är att få startbesked från byggnadsnämnden i Växjö. 

  • 5.
    Abdulrazaq, Erol
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Sjöfartshögskolan (SJÖ).
    Henrik, Persson
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Sjöfartshögskolan (SJÖ).
    Syresättning av avloppsvatten: En undersökning av luftningsmetoder på reningsverk2015Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    På begäran av Marinfloc AB har en studie gjorts där ett antal faktorer undersökts som påverkar behandlingen av avloppsvattnet på olika reningsverk. Mätningarna har utförts på respektive anläggnings biologiska steg där de organiska material och ämnen bryts ner. De faktorer som har granskats är vilka metoder som används för att syresätta avloppsvattnet, vilken syrehalt som uppnås och hur mycket energi syresättningen förbrukar. Ett test gjordes också på Marinflocs egna anläggning där vi undersökte om det är någon skillnad i tid att syresätta rent vatten kontra obehandlat avloppsvatten. Undersökningarna visade att de 4 landbaserade reningsverken som besöktes syresätter avloppsvattnet efter samma princip, genom bottenluftning, och att de samtliga ligger på en syrehalt mellan 1,8 – 5,9 mg syre per liter vatten. Marinflocs nuvarande anläggning använder sig av en annan metod än de övriga och ligger på en syrehalt om cirka 12 mg/l. De visade sig att det tar längre tid att syresätta obehandlat avloppsvatten än rent vatten på deras anläggning. 

  • 6.
    Abedan Kondori, Farid
    et al.
    Umeå universitet.
    Yousefi, Shahrouz
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
    Li, Haibo
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
    Direct three-dimensional head pose estimation from Kinect-type sensors2014Ingår i: Electronics Letters, ISSN 0013-5194, E-ISSN 1350-911X, Vol. 50, nr 4, s. 268-270Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    A direct method for recovering three-dimensional (3D) head motion parameters from a sequence of range images acquired by Kinect sensors is presented. Based on the range images, a new version of the optical flow constraint equation is derived, which can be used to directly estimate 3D motion parameters without any need of imposing other constraints. Since all calculations with the new constraint equation are based on the range images, Z(xyt), the existing techniques and experiences developed and accumulated on the topic of motion from optical flow can be directly applied simply by treating the range images as normal intensity images I(xyt). In this reported work, it is demonstrated how to employ the new optical flow constraint equation to recover the 3D motion of a moving head from the sequences of range images, and furthermore, how to use an old trick to handle the case when the optical flow is large. It is shown, in the end, that the performance of the proposed approach is comparable with that of some of the state-of-the-art approaches that use range data to recover 3D motion parameters.

  • 7.
    Abedan Kondori, Farid
    et al.
    Umeå University.
    Yousefi, Shahrouz
    Umeå University.
    Li, Haibo
    Umeå University.
    Gesture Tracking for 3D Interaction in Augmented Environments2011Ingår i: Proceeding of The Swedish Symposium on Image Analysis (SSBA2011), Linköping, Sweden, 2011Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 8.
    Ablay, Talip
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för maskinteknik (MT).
    Maintenance Perception in Swedish SMEs (A local study in Kronoberg County)  2013Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen), 20 poäng / 30 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [en]

    Recognition of maintenance management as a significant factor holds the key to competitiveness in the global market irrespective of the size of the business. Maintenance management practices are primarily found in larger and multinational companies but the purpose of this paper is to investigate the maintenance practices that are used in SMEs of Sweden (Kronoberg County). The study is expected to expose the level of maintenance perception in the Swedish industry via a postal (and web based) questionnaire. The survey covered 74 company chosen from different sectors and produced a response rate of 20.3 percent. The main results achieved from the study show us difference between the maintenance perception and awareness of the maintenance. The respondents are aware of the importance of maintenance, but maintenance is still perceived as a necessary expense. Because according to the results of the survey the percentage of maintenance budget in comparison to the companies’ turnover is on average about 0.97% and it is very low. Again, when we look at the maintenance cost distribution of companies, spare parts and labour costs consist of 73 % of total maintenance cost, despite that they spend very little money for technology and training costs, their percentages in total cost are just 3% and 2%, also they still ignore statistical modelling (historical data) and condition monitoring. Moreover, just 27% of the participants use the maintenance key performance indicators (KPIs), and just 14% of them used basic KPIs which are used for measuring maintenance performance. There is a need to spend and invest more in maintenance especially they should invest more in technology and training to perform them. On the other hand, there is a need for choosing right maintenance strategy and service type, because these points are very important for an effective and economic maintenance management.

  • 9.
    Abraham, Erika
    et al.
    RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
    Bekas, Costas
    IBM Research, Switzerland.
    Brandic, Ivona
    Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
    Genaim, Samir
    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
    Johnsen, Einar
    University of Oslo, Norway.
    Kondov, Ivan
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
    Pllana, Sabri
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för datavetenskap (DV).
    Streit, Achim
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
    Preparing HPC Applications for Exascale: Challenges and Recommendations2015Ingår i: Proceedings: 2015 18th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems, NBiS 2015 / [ed] Barolli, L; Takizawa, M; Hsu, HH; Enokido, T; Xhafa, F, IEEE conference proceedings, 2015, s. 401-406Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    While the HPC community is working towards the development of the first Exaflop computer (expected around 2020), after reaching the Petaflop milestone in 2008 still only few HPC applications are able to fully exploit the capabilities of Petaflop systems. In this paper we argue that efforts for preparing HPC applications for Exascale should start before such systems become available. We identify challenges that need to be addressed and recommend solutions in key areas of interest, including formal modeling, static analysis and optimization, runtime analysis and optimization, and autonomic computing. Furthermore, we outline a conceptual framework for porting HPC applications to future Exascale computing systems and propose steps for its implementation.

  • 10.
    Abu Daqqa, Nizar
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för maskinteknik (MT).
    Alan, Serkan
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för maskinteknik (MT).
    On the Requirements to Implement E-maintenance Cost effectively: Survey Study2013Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [en]

    Nowadays, companies started to realize the impact of a good maintenance strategy on the production process. Quality, performance as well as availability are affected by maintenance; existing maintenance strategies help to optimize the production process to achieve high quality products with a low production cost. A new strategy of maintenance has immerged recently, e-maintenance provides an easy solution to follow up with maintenance, it provides condition monitoring, documentation, and it also gives you the best maintenance solution that fits your goals and vision. Articles related to e-maintenance was studied and analyzed to know the steps to implement a cost-effective e-maintenance. The authors came up with a model that describes the implementation process in three main steps.

  • 11.
    Acharya, Om Nath
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakultetsnämnden för naturvetenskap och teknik, Institutionen för datavetenskap, fysik och matematik, DFM.
    Upadhyaya, Sabin
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakultetsnämnden för naturvetenskap och teknik, Institutionen för datavetenskap, fysik och matematik, DFM.
    Space Time Coding For Wireless Communication2012Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen), 20 poäng / 30 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [en]

    As the demand of high data rate is increasing, a lot of research is being conducted in the field of wireless communication. A well-known channel coding technique called Space-Time Coding has been implemented in the wireless Communication systems using multiple antennas to ensure the high speed communication as well as reliability by exploiting limited spectrum and maintaining the power. In this thesis, Space-Time Coding is discussed along with other related topics with special focus on Alamouti Space-Time Block Code. The Alamouti Codes show good performance in terms of bit error rate over Rayleigh fading channel. The performance of Altamonte’s code and MIMO capacity is evaluated by using MATLAB simulation.

  • 12.
    Achilleos, Achilleas
    et al.
    Frederick University, Cyprus.
    Mettouris, Christos
    University of Cyprus, Cyprus.
    Yeratziotis, Alexandros
    University of Cyprus, Cyprus.
    Papadopoulos, George
    University of Cyprus, Cyprus.
    Pllana, Sabri
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för datavetenskap och medieteknik (DM).
    Huber, Florian
    SYNYO GmbH, Austria.
    Jäger, Bernhard
    SYNYO GmbH, Austria.
    Leitner, Peter
    SYNYO GmbH, Austria.
    Ocsovszky, Zsófia
    BioTalentum Ltd, Hungary.
    Dinnyés, András
    BioTalentum Ltd, Hungary.
    SciChallenge: A Social Media Aware Platform for Contest-Based STEM Education and Motivation of Young Students2018Ingår i: IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, ISSN 1939-1382, E-ISSN 1939-1382Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. Still, enrolment rates in STEM degrees are low in many European countries and consequently there is a lack of adequately educated workforce in industries. We believe that this can be mainly attributed to pedagogical issues, such as the lack of engaging hands-on activities utilized for science and math education in middle and high schools. In this paper, we report our work in the SciChallenge European project, which aims at increasing the interest of pre-university students in STEM disciplines, through its distinguishing feature, the systematic use of social media for providing and evaluation of the student-generated content. A social media-aware contest and platform were thus developed and tested in a pan-European contest that attracted >700 participants. The statistical analysis and results revealed that the platform and contest positively influenced participants STEM learning and motivation, while only the gender factor for the younger study group appeared to affect the outcomes (confidence level – p<.05).

  • 13.
    Adam, Stenlund
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Sjöfartshögskolan (SJÖ).
    John, Barnekow
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Sjöfartshögskolan (SJÖ).
    Energieffektivisering av Ronneby is-arena samt vädrets termodynamiska påverkan2016Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (yrkesexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    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.

  • 14.
    Adamopoulos, Stergios
    Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, Greece.
    Fiber analysis techniques for sustainable manufacturing of corrugated board and packaging2006Ingår i: Proceedings of the 2006 Naxos International Conference on Sustainable Management and Development of Mountainous and Island Areas: 29th September - 1st October 2006, Island of Naxos, Greece / [ed] Evangelos I. Manolas, Democritus University of Thrace , 2006, Vol. 1, s. 1-9Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Environmental – economic pressure and associated regulations have led to a significant increase of recycled paper as the main fibrous component of corrugated board the last years. Corrugating packaging industry is facing the challenge to enhance products derived from recycled pulp and to ensure a satisfactory strength of packages. Advanced techniques are highly needed for the evaluation of packaging fiber supply sources as well as for the utilization of the available resources in an optimal manner. As industrial packaging is based on the characteristics of its constituent fibers, information on the fiber composition of the recycled raw materials is of primary importance for a continual control of fiber sources. This paper reports on the usefulness of fiber analysis techniques as diagnostic methods for assessing the potential quality distribution of fibers for sustainable packaging manufacturing.

  • 15.
    Adamopoulos, Stergios
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för skog och träteknik (SOT).
    Group of Forest Products2018Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 16.
    Adamopoulos, Stergios
    AIDIMA, Spain.
    Identification of Fibre Components in Packaging Grade Papers2006Ingår i: IAWA Journal, ISSN 0928-1541, Vol. 27, nr 2, s. 153-172Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Environmental and economic issues have led to a significant increase of recycled paper as the main fibrous component of corrugated board the last years. Qualitative data on the different fibre types are needed for the evaluation of packaging fibre supply sources, which are becoming numerous and heterogeneous. Fifteen different packaging grade papers (7 linerboards and 8 corrugating medium) were selected to represent all the variety of papers available on the Spanish market. The origin of virgin and recycled fibres was identified by their morphological characteristics employing light microscopy and standard fibre analysis techniques. The waste-based papers (Waste based-liners and Fluting), Kraft-liners and Test-liner were highly variable containing 9–18 different wood and nonwood components. Semi-chemical, with 5–13 components, was the less variable grade. Hardwoods were identified as the most important fibre component from a quantitative standpoint. All papers contained in their hardwood mix Betula, Eucalyptus and Populus in significant amounts. Fagus sylvatica and Tilia were also frequently observed and in some papers were amongst major hardwood components. Prominent softwood components were found to be Pinus sylvestris, P. pinaster, P. radiata, Picea, Larix and in some papers Pinus nigra. The lower presence of a variety of softwood, hardwood and nonwood (mainly grasses) species and genera was due to the paper recycling process.

  • 17.
    Adamopoulos, Stergios
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för skog och träteknik (SOT).
    Morphology, properties and recyclability of modified fibres and papers with different chemicals at laboratory, pilot plant and industrial trials2015Konferensbidrag (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 18. Adamopoulos, Stergios
    Quality control of packaging fiber sources2006Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 19. Adamopoulos, Stergios
    Quantification of softwood, hardwood and nonwood fibres in packaging grade papers2006Ingår i: TAPPI Journal, ISSN 0734-1415, Vol. 5, nr 3, s. 27-32Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This study determined percentages by weight of the fiber components in 15 papers commonly used to produce corrugating packaging in Spain. The papers are manufactured mainly from recycled raw materials. The percentages were determined by means of standard quantitative fiber analysis techniques and use of appropriate weight factors. Hardwoods were the major fiber component in all papers, except kraft liners, varying from 51% to 92% per weight. Kraft liners had greater softwood content (49%-69%)than hardwood, and the most plentiful softwood classes were pines. Douglas-fir was a contaminating fiber component (weight percentage less than 2%) in almost in every paper. Nonwood fibers, entering the papers through the recycling process, were a significant fiber component (2%-9%) in most of the papers, especially the waste-based papers (liners and flutings). Quantitative fiber composition reflects the differences in quality between the papers. Its usefulness could be further explored in the quality control of paper manufacturing for packaging.

    Application: Packaging grade papers incorporate a variety of wood and nonwood fiber types. Manufacturing of papers of consistent and acceptable quality requires knowledge concerning the quantity of each fiber used.

  • 20.
    Adamopoulos, Stergios
    TEI Thessaly, Greece.
    Recovery and utilization of wood and rubber at the end of their lifespan to produce innovative products2014Ingår i: Development and Business Prospects in Thessaly by Symbiotic Utilization of Agricultural and Industrial Solid Waste to Produce Materials and Energy, November 24, Larissa, Greece, 2014Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 21.
    Adamopoulos, Stergios
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för skog och träteknik (SOT).
    Utilisation of renewable biomass and waste materials in furniture and construction composites2018Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 22.
    Adamopoulos, Stergios
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för skog och träteknik (SOT).
    Ahmed, Sheikh Ali
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för skog och träteknik (SOT).
    Lankveld, Chiel
    Accsys Group.
    Acoustic properties of acetylated wood under different humid conditions and its relevance for musical instruments2018Ingår i: Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Wood Modification 2018, Arnhem, The Netherlands / [ed] Jos Creemers, Thomas Houben, Bôke Tjeerdsma, Holger Militz and Brigitte Junge, The Netherlands: Practicum , 2018, s. 61-61Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In musical instrument making, less expensive wood species and materials with good characteristics and acoustical properties can provide potentials to find alternatives to the traditional exotic wood species used today. Modified wood could be such a choice if shows similar sound characteristics to wood coming from endangered and expensive tropical species with problematic commercial availability. In musical instruments, the overall functionality depends on the contribution of wood to different material performance indexes like sound radiation coefficient (R), characteristic impedance (z) and acoustic conversion efficiency (ACE). In this study, the performance indexes were measured for acetylated beech, maple and radiata pine and compared with these obtained for the reference wood materials maple, mahogany, alder and ash. A non-destructive free-free flexural vibration test method was used at constant temperature (20oC) but in different humid conditions- dry (35% RH), standard (65% RH) and wet (85% RH). Dimensional changes in the different humid conditions were also taken in account. Acetylated wood showed lower EMC with higher dimensional stability at each humidity level as compared with the reference wood materials. These properties are considered important factors for making quality musical instruments. Based on the acoustical properties, acetylated wood materials, especially radiata pine, showed good potential for use for musical instruments where specific characteristics of sound are required. However, the other types of acetylated wood can also be used for specific musical instruments.

  • 23.
    Adamopoulos, Stergios
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för skog och träteknik (SOT).
    Birmpilis, D
    Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly.
    Use and properties of recovered paper raw materials for the production of corrugated board2015Ingår i: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology Rhodes, Greece, 3-5 September 2015, Global NEST , 2015Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The difficulty of predicting the properties of paper products produced from heterogeneous sources puts several limitations, which therefore lead to severe economic losses and only a comprehensive characterization will enable their better utilization. The project “RF-CORRUG –Quality control of raw materials from recovered fibres for the production of corrugated board”under the NationalStrategic Reference Framework 2007–2013 ARCHIMEDES IIIdeals with this common technical problem of the corrugated board industry. Specifically, the mainobjective of the project is to supportthe competitiveness of the corrugated board companies (mainly SMEs)by creatinga software tool based on practical models that can predict packaging grade paper properties from fibre data (qualitative, quantitative, morphological) used in their production. This paper presents information on the physical and mechanical properties of recovered packaging papers used in corrugated packaging. A number of different category papers (liners, flutings) used for corrugated board production in Greece were examined. The required paper properties included grammage, porosity, bursting strength, SCT, tensile strength and tearing resistance, and were measured by internationally recognized testersand standards. The data will be used to develop predictive models based on advanced statistical methods for the properties and performance of packagingaccording to information of their recovered raw paper materials.

  • 24.
    Adamopoulos, Stergios
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för skog och träteknik (SOT).
    Foti, Dafni
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Voulgaridis, Elias
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Passialis, Costas
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Manufacturing and properties of gypsum-based products with recovered wood and rubber materials2015Ingår i: BioResources, ISSN 1930-2126, E-ISSN 1930-2126, Vol. 10, nr 3, s. 5573-5585Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The experimental production of gypsum-based products (cylindrical samples, solid bricks) using different fractions of wood chips and rubber particles was studied. Recovered rubber and wood materials were mixed with gypsum and water in various proportions to fabricate gypsum-wood and gypsum-rubber cylindrical samples and standard solid bricks with six holes using appropriate molds. It was shown that to manufacture gypsum-wood and gypsum-rubber products with good mechanical strength, coarse fractions of wood and rubber should be used, but the proportion of wood or rubber should not exceed 25%. No thermal conductivity differences were found between the wood-and rubber-type of gypsum products, and particle size and material proportion had no effect. Samples with fine wood and rubber particles present at a lower proportion (25%) exhibited similar sound absorption behavior. The solid bricks had slightly higher strength when loaded at the large surface of their lateral upper side than when loaded at the small surface. The bricks provided better thermal insulation than both the extruded and pressed house bricks but lower than that of insulating bricks. The emission of volatile organic compounds out of the bricks was at an acceptable level according to regulations for construction products.

  • 25.
    Adamopoulos, Stergios
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för skog och träteknik (SOT).
    Karageorgos, Anthony
    Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Greece.
    Rapti, Elli
    Center for Research and Technology – Hellas (CERTH), Greece .
    Birbilis, Dimitris
    Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Greece.
    Predicting the Properties of Corrugated Base Papers Using Multiple Linear Regression and  Artificial Neural Networks2016Ingår i: Drewno, ISSN 1644-3985, Vol. 59, nr 198, s. 61-72Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The difficulty in predicting the properties and behaviour of paper products produced using heterogeneous raw materials with high percentages of recovered fibres poses restrictions on their efficient and effective use as corrugated packaging materials. This work presents predictive models for the mechanical properties of corrugated base papers (liner and fluting-medium) from fibre and physical property data using multiple linear regression and artificial neural networks. The most significant results were obtained for the prediction of the tensile strength of liners in the cross direction from the origin (wood type, pulp method) of the fibres using linear regression, and the prediction of the compressive strength of fluting-medium in the longitudinal (machine) direction, according to the short-span test, using a neural network with one hidden layer with 6 neurons, with coefficients of determination at 95.14% and 99.28%, respectively

  • 26.
    Adamopoulos, Stergios
    et al.
    Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, Greece.
    Mai, C
    From wood fibre modification to paper technology: properties of fibres modified with DMDHEU and glutaraldehyde2011Ingår i: 3rd biennial International Fibre Engineering Conference, 24 – 26 May, Barcelona, Spain, 2011Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 27.
    Adamopoulos, Stergios
    et al.
    AIDIMA, Spain.
    Martinez, E
    AIDIMA, Spain.
    Ramirez, D.
    AIDIMA, Spain.
    Characterization of packaging grade papers from recycled raw materials through the study of fibre morphology and composition2007Ingår i: Global NEST. International Journal, ISSN 1108-4006, Vol. 9, nr 1, s. 20-28Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The restrictions in availability of forest-based raw materials along with favourable environmental policies towards alternative sources of raw materials have forced corrugated packaging industry to shift towards recycled paper and other fibre sources such as non-wood and agro-residues. The variability in raw pulp materials with increasing percentages of recycled fibres is a very common technical problem for the corrugated packaging industry worldwide. Corrugating packaging production is facing the challenge to ensure a satisfactory strength of packages despite the increase of recycled paper as the main fibrous component. Sustainable manufacturing of papers of consistent and acceptable quality requests comprehensive characterization of the fibrous components, which are becoming more heterogeneous. Understanding the influence that heterogeneous recycled raw materials have on packaging grade paper properties offers great potential value to the corrugated board and packaging industry.

    57 linerboards and corrugating medium were selected to represent all the variety of paper grades available on the market at the moment for the production of corrugated board in Spain. The papers were analyzed for their fibre morphology (fibre length, fibre width, lumen diameter, cell wall width and flexibility) and fibre composition (softwood to hardwood and nonwood fibre count and weight) and their strength (compression, bursting and crushing resistance) was evaluated. All the determinations were in accordance with the relevant TAPPI Test Methods. The significant differences found in most of the anatomical characteristics, fibre composition and strength properties among the paper grades reflected the diverse raw materials used for their production as well as their qualitative differences. By means of simple correlation the influence of fibre characteristics and composition on the strength of the papers was determined under two different conditions, at 23 o C and 50% RH and at 20 o C and 90% RH.

    The results demonstrate that besides the physical-mechanical characterization of packaging grade papers, fibre anatomy and composition can be used successfully as a complementary practical test to predict the performance of papers. The application of the predicting correlations is proposed for the evaluation of the fibre supplies for the packaging industry. An enormous potential for cost reduction can be created by the selection of the most appropriate and inexpensive combination of grade papers for a specific packaging use

  • 28. Adamopoulos, Stergios
    et al.
    Mertinez, E
    Ramirez, D
    Characterization of packaging grade papers from recycled raw materials through the study of fibre morphology and composition2005Ingår i: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology: Rhodes, Rhodes Island, Greece, 1 - 3 September 2005 ; Volume of Abstracts / [ed] University of the Aegean, 2005, Vol. A, s. 18-25Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 29.
    Adamopoulos, Stergios
    et al.
    Technological Educational Institute of Karditsa, Greece.
    Oliver, José-Vicente
    AIDIMA, Spain.
    Fiber composition of packaging grade papers as determined by the Graff “C” staining test2006Ingår i: Wood and Fiber Science, ISSN 0735-6161, Vol. 38, nr 4, s. 567-575Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    A qualitative and quantitative analysis of the fiber components of 15 representative papers that are used for the production of corrugated board was carried out by the Graff "C" staining test. The method of processing of softwood, hardwood, and nonwood fibers was determined under a light microscope by their color reactions with the stain. All papers, due to the use of recycled pulp raw materials in their manufacturing, were found to incorporate in their furnish fibers that had been produced with a variety of pulping processes: chemical, mechanical, and semi-mechanical. The recycled-based papers (recycled-liner and recycled-medium) were proved to be the most variable comprising 12-15 different fiber components, while in some of the semi-chemicals only up to 7 components were identified. The weight percentages of the fiber components calculated by the application of weight factors showed that in almost all papers the most important fiber component from a quantitative standpoint was hardwood unbleached kraft followed by softwood unbleached kraft. Besides hardwood unbleached semi-chemical pulp and mechanical softwood pulp that were also plentiful in the papers, there was a smaller number of other components which sum, however, accounted for a significant fraction in the total furnish weight. The results taken on the total softwood, hardwood, and nonwood fibers content of the papers demonstrate that Graff "C" staining test is adequate to analyze both the structure and quality of packaging grade papers in practical industrial testing.

  • 30. Adamopoulos, Stergios
    et al.
    Passialis, Costas
    Voulgaridis, Elias
    Fibre characteristics of papers used in European corrugated packaging industry2009Ingår i: ATIP. Association Technique de L'Industrie Papetiere, ISSN 0997-7554, Vol. 63, nr 4, s. 14-21Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
  • 31. Adamopoulos, Stergios
    et al.
    Passialis, Costas
    Voulgaridis, Elias
    Fibre characteristics of papers used in European corrugated packaging industry2008Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 32. Adamopoulos, Stergios
    et al.
    Passialis, Costas
    Voulgaridis, Elias
    Oliver, JV
    Utilization of recycled fibre materials in the European corrugated packaging industrial sector2008Ingår i: 2nd International Conference on Engineering for Waste Valorisation WasteEng08, June 3-5, Patras, Greece, 2008Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 33. Adamopoulos, Stergios
    et al.
    Voulgaridis, E
    Passialis, C
    Morphology and identification of fibre furnish components of papers used in the production of corrugated board2013Ingår i: Celuloza Si Harti, ISSN 1220-9848Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
  • 34.
    Adamopoulos, Stergios
    et al.
    Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Greece.
    Voulgaridis, Elias
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Passialis, Costas
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
    CARACTERISTICILE MATERIALULUI FIBROS ŞI PROPRIETĂŢILEHÂRTIEI RECICLATE FOLOSITE ÎN FABRICAREA CARTONULUIONDULAT: Morphology and identification of fibre furnish components of papers used in the production of corrugated board2013Ingår i: 7th International Symposium on Advanced Technologies for the Pulp, Paper and Corrugated Board Industry, 2013Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [ro]

    Fabricarea de ambalaje din carton ondulat (cutii, tăvi, etc) presupune un lanț de producțieintegrat, format din producătorii de hârtie, producătorii de carton ondulat și producătorii decontainere, dintre care, în Europa, majoritatea sunt IMM-uri. În prezent, containerele de cartonondulat sunt în mare parte realizate cu hârtie recuperată. Cea mai mare amenințare cu care seconfruntă lanțul de producție menționat este legat de lipsa de calitate și de disponibilitate a hârtieireciclate ca materie primă. Concret, una dintre cele mai importante proprietăți ale hârtiei deambalaj este rezistența mecanică, care depinde, în principal, de lungimea fibrelor din care estealcătuita hârtia. Aceste fibre sunt mai lungi în celuloza virgină (celuloza obţinută din lemn, adicănereciclată). Cu toate acestea, presiunea mare asupra cererii - precum și restricțiile economice șiecologice actuale referitoare la utilizarea lemnului ca materie primă - a condus la situația în caredoar o foarte mică cantitate de fibre naturale intră în lanțul de reciclare. Acest lucru înseamnă cărezistenţa fibrelor reciclate – si prin extindere – a hârtiilor – scade în mod constant, odată cuciclurile de reciclare aflate în desfăşurare. Suplimentar, hârtia reciclată prezintă o variabilitatefoarte mare, ceea ce constituie un obstacol atunci când vine vorba de a fabrica ambalaje cuproprietăţi omogene, cerute de către clienţi, la costuri fixe.Dificultatea de predicţie a proprietăților produselor din hârtie obţinute din surse eterogenepune mai multe limitări, care, din acest motiv, conduc la pierderi economice grave și numai ocaracterizare completă va permite mai buna lor folosire. Proiectul "RF-CORRUG - Controlulcalității materiilor prime din fibre recuperate pentru producția de carton ondulat", Cadrul NaționalStrategic de referinţă 2007-2013 Arhimede III, tratează această problemă tehnică comună aindustriei de carton ondulat. Concret, obiectivul principal al proiectului este de a sprijinicompetitivitatea companiilor producătoare de carton ondulat (în special IMM-uri), prin creareaunui instrument software bazat pe modele practice, care pot prezice proprietăţile sortimentului dehârtie de ambalaj, pornind de la proprietăţile fibrelor (calitative, cantitative, de structură) utilizateîn producția lor.Această lucrare prezintă informații referitoare la fibre (analiza cantitativă și calitativă,morfologia) și hârtiile de ambalaj (proprietățile fizice și mecanice) folosite în obţinereaambalajelor din carton ondulat. Au fost examinate diferite categorii de hârtii (miez şi capac),utilizate pentru producția de carton ondulat în Grecia. Principalele tehnici de analiză a fibrelor aufost: analiza masei fibroase, analiza morfologica a fibrei, microscopia optică, microscopiaelectronică de baleiaj (SEM). Suplimentar, a fost determinată rezistenţa la tracţiune (zero-spantensile test), pentru a măsura astfel rezistenţa medie a fibrei. Proprietăţile solicitate pentru hârtie au fost măsurate folosind testere şi standarderecunoscute pe plan internaţional. Informaţiile obţinute vor fi folosite pentru a dezvolta modelepredictive, bazate pe metode statistice avansate, pentru proprietăţile şi performanţele hârtiilor deambalaj, în funcţie de informaţiile furnizate de fibrele componente.

  • 35.
    Adamopoulos, Stergios
    et al.
    Greece.
    Voulgaridis, Elias
    Greece.
    Passialis, Costas
    Greece.
    Recycled Waste Paper and the Corrugated Packaging Industry in Europe2009Ingår i: Proceedings of 24th International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management: Philadelphia, PA USA, March 15-18, 2009, 2009, s. 400-411Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 36.
    Adamopoulos, Sterigos
    et al.
    Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.
    Oliver, José-Vicente
    AIDIMA, Spain.
    Qualitative and quantitative fibre analysis in recycled raw materials for packaging2006Ingår i: Forest products journal, ISSN 0015-7473, Vol. 56, nr 2, s. 58-60Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Understanding the influence that heterogeneous recycled raw materials have on packaging-grade paper performance offers great potential value to the corrugated board and packaging industry. Fifty-seven linerboards and corrugating medium were selected to represent all the variety of paper grades available on the Spanish market at the moment for the production of corrugated board. The origin of softwood, hardwood, and nonwood fibers and their percentages by weight were determined with light microscopy and standard fiber analysis techniques.

  • 37.
    Adappan Ramu, Sasikala
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för informatik (IK).
    Narasingam Kuppusamy, Venkatesh
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för informatik (IK).
    Exploring knowledge sharing in the Requirement Engineering phase of globally distributed Information Systems development: Perceived challenges and suggestions for improvement2016Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (magisterexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [en]

    The Master thesis explores the knowledge sharing that takes place during the requirement engineering phase of globally distributed information systems development. In recent years, due to globalization, information systems development activities have become increasingly distributed across different geographical locations. Requirement engineering is an important and knowledge intensive phase in the development of information systems. Requirement engineering is the process of identifying, analyzing, documenting, validating and managing the requirements of a system. Effective and efficient knowledge sharing during the requirement engineering is vital for the successful development of information systems. However, the global distribution of the stakeholders has affected knowledge sharing during requirement engineering in various ways making it more challenging.

     

    Drawing on the theories of knowledge sharing within the field of information systems, this interpretive research study aims at exploring stakeholders’ perceptions about the challenges met during the knowledge sharing in requirement engineering phase of globally distributed information systems development projects. More specifically, this Master thesis explores the perceived challenges and generates a list of suggestions to overcome the challenges by conducting qualitative semi-structured interviews among the key stakeholders, both customers and business analysts.

     

    The findings indicate that the knowledge sharing is influenced by challenges such as cultural differences, language barriers, communication issues, coordination issues arising from multiple stakeholders, time difference and difficulty in sharing tacit knowledge in the globally distributed settings. Participants’ suggestions for overcoming these challenges include cultural trainings, kick off meetings, language trainings, use of translator, face-to-face communication and interaction, video conferencing, scheduling important meetings in the common suitable timings, identification of the main stakeholders, having a mediator and making close observations with face-to-face interactions.

     

     

    Keywords:  Information Systems, Information Systems Development, Requirement Engineering, Knowledge Sharing, Global Distribution, Outsourcing

     

     

  • 38.
    Addassi, Mouadh
    et al.
    Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
    Johannesson, Björn
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för byggteknik (BY).
    Wadsö, Lars
    Lund University.
    Inverse analyses of effective diffusion parameters relevant for a two-phase moisture model of cementitious materials2018Ingår i: Cement and Concrete Research, ISSN 0008-8846, E-ISSN 1873-3948, Vol. 106, s. 117-129Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Here we present an inverse analyses approach to determining the two-phase moisture transport properties re-levant to concrete durability modeling. The purposed moisture transport model was based on a continuumapproach with two truly separate equations for the liquid and gas phase being connected by the sorption ki-netics. The moisture properties of ten binder-systems containingfly ash, calcined clay, burnt shale and graymicro-filler, were investigated experimentally. The experiments used were, (i) sorption test (moisturefixation),(ii) cup test in two different relative humidity intervals, (iii) drying test, and, (iv) capillary suction test. Masschange over time, as obtained from the drying test, the two different cup test intervals and the capillary suctiontest, was used to obtain the effective diffusion parameters using the proposed inverse analyses approach. Themoisture properties obtained with the proposed inverse analyses method provide a good description of the testperiod for the ten different binder-systems.

  • 39.
    Adetayo-odepidan, Mojeed
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för informatik (IK).
    Electronic Health Record Systems: A study of privacy in the region Kronoberg of Sweden2016Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen), 20 poäng / 30 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [en]

    This study gives a brief description of paper-based record and the adoption of ICT, which brought the introduction of Electronic Health Record System (EHRS) in Sweden, the challenges facing EHR in the health care sector around the world and what immigrants and newcomers who just arrived in Sweden knows about the privacy,  rights and the policies that protect their privacy and data system, these could cause them not having enough confidence in electronic health record system, they could also be worried about their information been exposed or disclosed by their healthcare providers, this call for the confidentiality, security and privacy of EHR System. The aim of this study is to explore immigrants and newcomers as users of electronic health record system by setting interview questions and focus group to help the researcher to understand their knowledge of what they know about the privacy of EHRS and what they know about the policies health care providers follow to protect patient’s privacy and data. It is very important for them to know their rights and the rights that protect their privacy and data from been shared or disclosed.

     

    The study also talked about the existing implications facing EHRs, comparison of both systems was shown in table 1 of this study. The necessity for a proper protection of patient data was discussed and recommendation was made towards having a great and a working electronic health record system. 

  • 40.
    Adolfsson, Beatrice
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för byggd miljö och energiteknik (BET).
    Johansson Mess, Marja
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för byggd miljö och energiteknik (BET).
    Driftoptimering av lakvatten­­rening: Jämförelse mellan tekniker för uppvärmning av nitrifikationsdammen på Häringetorp avfalls­anläggning2017Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    Biologisk lakvattenrening, med hjälp av mikroorganismer, används på Häringetorp avfallsanläggning för att bland annat reducera mängden kväve i lakvattnet. För att möjliggöra en längre reningsperiod, eftersom mikro­organismernas tillväxt hämmas vid låga temperaturer, vill Tekniska förvaltningen på Växjö kommun studera möjligheten att värma upp nitrifikationsdammen på Häringetorp avfallsanläggning med hjälp av grön energi.

    Kvantifiering av effektbehov för förlängning av reningsperioden har gjorts utifrån en simuleringsmodell. Studie av tillförd effekt har gjorts under det första året med tillförd effekt. Jämförelse mellan de tekniska lösningarna solfångare, värmepump och biobränslepanna har gjorts gällande aspekterna driftsäkerhet, praktisk genomförbarhet, enkelhet och ekonomi. Utifrån diskussion ges rekommendation att installera en värmepump, vilken utnyttjar intern energi, för att levererar en effekt till nitrifikationsdammen på 100 kW under temperaturstyrda förhållanden. Denna tillförsel av effekt förväntas ge en förlängning av reningsperioden på fyra veckor.  

  • 41.
    Adriansson, Mikael
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Sjöfartshögskolan (SJÖ).
    Johansson Breeze, Peter
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Sjöfartshögskolan (SJÖ).
    Kommunicera säkert: En studie om kommunikation mellan lotsar, befälhavare och bogserbåtsbefälhavare2014Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien var att undersöka vad lotsar, befälhavare och bogserbåtsbefälhavare ansåg om den verbala kommunikationen med hänsyn till säkerhet och effektivitet. Detta eftersom majoriteten av alla fartygsolyckor inträffar på grund av den mänskliga faktorn, där kommunikationen är en stor del. I studien genomfördes semistrukturerade intervjuer med två lotsar, två befälhavare och två bogserbåtsbefälhavare. Genom de sex intervjuerna i studien gick det bland annat att utläsa att användandet av standardfraser och closed loop communication varierar. Om användandet inom dessa två områden blev bättre skulle säkerheten kunna ökas. I studien framkom det också att kunskapen i eng­elska varierar vilket kan leda till missuppfattningar. Bättre kunskap i det engelska språket och hur man kommunicerar kan vara två andra sätt att öka säkerheten.

  • 42.
    Aflaki, Kamyar
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för datavetenskap (DV).
    Penetration And Security Testing As A Mean To Securing Universal Web Applications2014Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [en]

    The domain of Information Technology has been discussed focusing the security of in-formation based on web application. The main purpose of the paper is to pinpoint andexplain the main attacks on web applications. In the study the I have used real world webapplication to demonstrate different types of attacks and the ways of prevention againstthem. Cyber criminals are using certain tactics to gather sensitive information throughweb applications, thus it is important to study this domain of IT. Experiment has beenconducted to demonstrate the concept and achieved outcomes have been explained. It hasbeen concluded that the most of the web application vulnerabilities come from a bad de-sign, according to Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Design Guidelines for SecureWeb Applications, and most of the threats can be prevented by considering basics of webapplication security while designing the application.

  • 43.
    Afridi, Muhammad Zeeshan
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakultetsnämnden för naturvetenskap och teknik, Institutionen för datavetenskap, fysik och matematik, DFM.
    Umer, Muhammad
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakultetsnämnden för naturvetenskap och teknik, Institutionen för datavetenskap, fysik och matematik, DFM.
    Razi, Daniyal
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakultetsnämnden för naturvetenskap och teknik, Institutionen för datavetenskap, fysik och matematik, DFM.
    Design and simulation of beam steering for 1D and 2D phased antenna arrays using ADS.2012Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen), 30 poäng / 45 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [en]

    Phased arrays eliminate the problems of mechanical steering by using fast and reliable electronic components for steering the main beam. Modeling and simulation of beam steering for 1D and 2D arrays is the aspect that is considered in this thesis. A 1D array with 4 elements and a 2D array with 16 elements are studied in the X-band (8-12 GHz). The RF front-end of a phased array radar is modeled by means of ADS Momentum (Advanced design system).

  • 44.
    Aggerstam, Elina
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för maskinteknik (MT).
    Lehman, Karolina
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för maskinteknik (MT).
    Materialvalets miljöpåverkan på transporten: En jämförelsestudie mellan transporter till flerfamiljshus i trä och betong.2017Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (högskoleexamen), 15 poäng / 22,5 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    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.

  • 45.
    Ahlgren, Fredrik
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Sjöfartshögskolan (SJÖ).
    Reducing ships' fuel consumption and emissions by learning from data2018Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    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.

  • 46.
    Ahlgren, Fredrik
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Sjöfartshögskolan (SJÖ).
    Waste heat recovery in a cruise vessel2016Licentiatavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    In three studies of a cruise ship the author has investigated waste heat recovery (WHR)from exhaust gases using an organic Rankine cycle (ORC), and also mapped the energyand exergy flows within the ship. Data were collected from the ship’s machinerysystem for a total extent of one year, and this data were used for simulations andenergy calculations. An off-design analysis was made and an ORC was simulated andoptimised with regards to the ship’s operating conditions. The ORC working fluid wasoptimised in terms for maximum electrical production in the off-design condition. Theoff-design analysis showed that the ship speed and power consumption was far fromits original design. The results indicate that there is a potential for significant savingsby using an organic Rankine cycle for waste heat recovery. The energy and exergyanalysis gave a better understanding of the energy flows and showed that the singlelargest exergy destruction occurs in the ship’s diesel engines.

  • 47.
    Ahlgren, Fredrik
    et al.
    Högskolan i Kalmar, Sjöfartshögskolan.
    Ahlgren, Kristoffer
    Högskolan i Kalmar, Sjöfartshögskolan.
    Gasens inverkan på oljan i ett hydrauliksystem2009Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 5 poäng / 7,5 hpStudentuppsats
    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.

  • 48.
    Ahlgren, Fredrik
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Sjöfartshögskolan (SJÖ).
    Mondejar, Maria E.
    Lund University.
    Genrup, Magnus
    Lund University.
    Thern, Magnus
    Lund University.
    Waste Heat Recovery in a Cruise Vessel in the Baltic Sea by Using an Organic Rankine Cycle: A Case Study2015Ingår i: ASME Turbo Expo 2015: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition: Volume 3: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Cycle Innovations; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 15–19, 2015, ASME Press, 2015, Vol. 3, s. 43392-43416, artikel-id V003T06A018Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Maritime transportation is a significant contributor to SOx, NOx and particle matter emissions, even though it has a quite low CO2 impact. New regulations are being enforced in special areas that limit the amount of emissions from the ships. This fact, together with the high fuel prices, is driving the marine industry towards the improvement of the energy efficiency of current ship engines and the reduction of their energy demand. Although more sophisticated and complex engine designs can improve significantly the efficiency of the energy systems in ships, waste heat recovery arises as the most influent technique for the reduction of the energy consumption. In this sense, it is estimated that around 50% of the total energy from the fuel consumed in a ship is wasted and rejected in fluid and exhaust gas streams. The primary heat sources for waste heat recovery are the engine exhaust and the engine coolant. In this work, we present a study on the integration of an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) in an existing ship, for the recovery of the main and auxiliary engines exhaust heat. Experimental data from the operating conditions of the engines on the M/S Birka Stockholm cruise ship were logged during a port-to-port cruise from Stockholm to Mariehamn over a period of time close to one month. The ship has four main engines Wärtsilä 5850 kW for propulsion, and four auxiliary engines 2760 kW used for electrical consumers. A number of six load conditions were identified depending on the vessel speed. The speed range from 12–14 knots was considered as the design condition, as it was present during more than 34% of the time. In this study, the average values of the engines exhaust temperatures and mass flow rates, for each load case, were used as inputs for a model of an ORC. The main parameters of the ORC, including working fluid and turbine configuration, were optimized based on the criteria of maximum net power output and compactness of the installation components. Results from the study showed that an ORC with internal regeneration using benzene would yield the greatest average net power output over the operating time. For this situation, the power production of the ORC would represent about 22% of the total electricity consumption on board. These data confirmed the ORC as a feasible and promising technology for the reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of existing ships.

  • 49.
    Ahlgren, Fredrik
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Sjöfartshögskolan (SJÖ).
    Mondejar, Maria E.
    Lund University.
    Genrup, Magnus
    Lund University.
    Thern, Marcus
    Lund University.
    Waste Heat Recovery in a Cruise Vessel in the Baltic Sea by Using an Organic Rankine Cycle: A Case Study2016Ingår i: Journal of engineering for gas turbines and power, ISSN 0742-4795, E-ISSN 1528-8919, Vol. 138, nr 1, artikel-id 011702Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Maritime transportation is a significant contributor to SOx,NOx, and particle matter (PM) emissions, and to a lesser extent, of CO2. Recently, new regulations are being enforced in special geographical areas to limit the amount of emissions from the ships. This fact, together with the high fuel prices, is driving the marine industry toward the improvement of the energy efficiency of ships. Although more sophisticated and complex engine designs can improve significantly of the energy systems on ships, waste heat recovery arises as the most effective technique for the reduction of the energy consump- tion. In this sense, it is estimated that around 50% of the total energy from the fuel con- sumed in a ship is wasted and rejected through liquid and gas streams. The primary heat sources for waste heat recovery are the engine exhaust and coolant. In this work, we present a study on the integration of an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) in an existing ship, for the recovery of the main and auxiliary engines (AE) exhaust heat. Experimental data from the engines on the cruise ship M/S Birka Stockholm were logged during a port-to- port cruise from Stockholm to Mariehamn, over a period of 4 weeks. The ship has four main engines (ME) W€artsil€ a 5850kW for propulsion, and four AE 2760kW which areused for electrical generation. Six engine load conditions were identified depending on the ship’s speed. The speed range from 12 to 14 kn was considered as the design condi- tion for the ORC, as it was present during more than 34% of the time. In this study, the average values of the engines exhaust temperatures and mass flow rates, for each load case, were used as inputs for a model of an ORC. The main parameters of the ORC, including working fluid and turbine configuration, were optimized based on the criteria of maximum net power output and compactness of the installation components. Results from the study showed that an ORC with internal regeneration using benzene as working fluid would yield the greatest average net power output over the operating time. For this situation, the power production of the ORC would represent about 22% of the total elec- tricity consumption on board. These data confirmed the ORC as a feasible and promisingtechnology for the reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of existing ships.

  • 50.
    Ahlgren, Fredrik
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Sjöfartshögskolan (SJÖ).
    Mondejar, Maria E.
    Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
    Thern, Marcus
    Lund University.
    Predicting dynamic fuel oil consumption on ships with automated machine learning2018Ingår i: 10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2018), Elsevier, 2018Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    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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