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  • A Simulation-Based Analysis for Effective Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines: A Case Study in Norway 

    Sun, Xu; Andol, Eugenia Ama; Yu, Hao (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-08-24)
    Since December 2020, the vaccines from several manufacturers, e.g., Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, etc., have been approved for mass vaccination to control the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused more than 100 million infections and 2.4 million deaths. These vaccines are produced and transported in large quantities to suffice the needs of several countries. Before arriving at the end-users, the vaccines ...
  • Study of Wind Flow Angle and Velocity on Ice Accretion of Transmission Line Composite Insulators 

    Huang, Yafei; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Jiang, Xingliang (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-08-18)
    Ice accretion on insulators in cold regions is a serious and inevitable problem for power transmission lines, which may cause over-load and icing flashover accidents and can lead to wide power outage. In this research work, multiphase numerical simulations are carried out to investigate the effect of wind flow angle & velocity on the ice accretion of transmission line composite insulators. To verify ...
  • Brought by Degrees: A Focus on the Current Indicators of Lean ‘Smartness’ in Smart Cities 

    Collins, Dave; Johansen, Agnar; Kalsaas, Bo Terje; Temeljotov Salaj, Alenka; Hamdy, Mohamed (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2021)
    The purpose of this paper is to look at the indicators to which a city can be considered to be a smart city based upon the degree it meets specific indicators within the categories of ‘Social Smartness’, ‘Technological Smartness’ and ‘Environmental Smartness’. The data collection for this paper was conducted through desk research in academic and non academic articles and publications that focus on ...
  • Aerodynamic forces on iced cylinder for dry ice accretion – A numerical study 

    Sokolov, Pavlo; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-09-28)
    Within this paper the ISO 12494 assumption of standard of slowly rotating reference collector under ice accretion has been tested. This concept, introduced by (Makkonen, 1984), suggests that the power line cables, which are the basis of the “reference collector” in the ISO framework, are slowly rotating under ice load, due to limited torsional stiffness. For this purpose, several Computational Fluid ...
  • Solving a Real-World Urban Postal Service Network Redesign Problem 

    Yu, Hao; Sun, Xu; Solvang, Wei Deng; Laporte, Gilbert (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-05-28)
    Due to recent technological advancements, more diversified customer demand, and increasingly harder competition, traditional postal service systems have experienced significant changes all over the world. In Norway, through a strategic reform called post-in-shop, undertaken in 2013, most postal services are now provided at postal service counters located in retailer stores in order to improve ...
  • Proactive Learning for Intelligent Maintenance in Industry 4.0 

    Noureddine, Rami; Solvang, Wei Deng; Johannessen, Espen; Yu, Hao (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-01-03)
    Manufacturing companies require efficient maintenance practices in order to improve business performance, ensure equipment availability and reduce process downtime. With the advent of new technology, manufacturing processes are evolving from the traditional ways into digitalized manufacturing. This transformation enables systems and machines to be connected in complex networks as a collaborative ...
  • Solving the Location Problem of Printers in a University Campus Using p-Median Location Model and AnyLogic Simulation 

    Sun, Xu; Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-01-03)
    The location decision on service facilities is of significant importance in determining the accessibility of the service provided. Due to this reason, it has been extensively focused over the past decades by both researchers and practitioners. This paper investigates a novel two-phase hybrid method combining both optimization model and agent-based simulation in order to solve the location problem ...
  • A Stochastic Closed-Loop Supply Chain Network Optimization Problem Considering Flexible Network Capacity 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Sun, Xu (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-01-03)
    Nowadays, due to the concern of environmental challenges, global warming and climate change, companies across the globe have increasingly focused on the sustainable operations and management of their supply chains. Closed-loop supply chain (CLSC) is a new concept and practice, which combines both traditional forward supply chain and reverse logistics in order to simultaneously maximize the utilization ...
  • An Introduction of the Role of Virtual Technologies and Digital Twin in Industry 4.0 

    Azarian, Mohammad; Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Shu, Beibei (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-01-03)
    It is inevitable that technological improvements have affected human’s life in any aspect to a large extent. Automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, etc., are some advances contributed to the fourth industrial revolution: Industry 4.0. Despite there are still many arguments, Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) have been widely acknowledged as the main fundaments of ...
  • Study of ice accretion on wind turbine blade profiles using thermal infrared imaging 

    Yousuf, Adeel; Jin, Jia Yi; Sokolov, Pavlo; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-07-08)
    Atmospheric icing has been recognized as hindrance in proper utilization of good wind resources in cold regions. There is a growing need to better understand the ice accretion physics along wind turbine blades to improve its performance and for optimal design of anti/de-icing system. This article describes a study of ice accretion along wind turbine blade profiles using thermal infrared imaging. Surface ...
  • Study of Ice Accretion on Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Blade using 2D and 3D Numerical Approach 

    Jin, Jia Yi; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Qin, hu; Jiang, Xingliang (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    In order to optimize the wind turbine operation in ice prone cold regions, it is important to better understand the ice accretion process and how it affects the wind turbine performance. In this paper, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) based 2D and 3D numerical techniques are used to simulate the airflow/droplet behaviour and resultant ice accretion on a 300 kW wind ...
  • Study of Wind Flow Angle and Velocity on Ice Accretion of Transmission Line Composite Insulators 

    Huang, Yafei; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Xingliang, Jiang (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-08-18)
    Ice accretion on insulators in cold regions is a serious and inevitable problem for power transmission lines, which may cause over-load and icing flashover accidents and can lead to wide power outage. In this research work, multiphase numerical simulations are carried out to investigate the effect of wind flow angle & velocity on the ice accretion of transmission line composite insulators. To verify ...
  • A Stochastic Network Design Problem for Hazardous Waste Management 

    Yu, Hao; Sun, Xu; Solvang, Wei Deng; Laporte, Gilbert; Lee, Carman K M (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-08-05)
    Hazardous waste management is of paramount importance due to the potential threats posed to the environment and local residents. The design of a hazardous waste management system involves several important decisions, i.e., the determination of the locations and sizes of treatment, recycling and disposal facilities, and organizing the transportation of hazardous waste among different facilities. In ...
  • A Co-Scheduling Problem of Ship Lift and Ship Lock at the Three Gorges Dam 

    Zhao, Xu; Lin, Qianjun; Yu, Hao (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-07-16)
    Due to the unprecedentedly increasing demands of waterway transportation on the Yangtze River during the latest years, traffic congestion at the Three Gorges Dam (TGD) has becoming a serious problem. In busiest seasons, a vessel may need to wait up to 3 days for passing the TGD via the ship lift or the five-stage ship lock. In order to improve the navigation efficiency and the utilization of passing ...
  • Transformation in manufacturer in the era of "Made in China 2025" 

    Li, Xuancheng (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-06-07)
    China’s state council has unveiled a ten-year national plan, Made in China 2025, designed to transform China from a manufacturing giant into a world manufacturing power. Of all the projects includes in the “Made in China 2025” plan, intelligent and automated manufacturing is crucial. It is based on concepts i.e., internet of things, cloud computing, and big data. These technologies will be involved ...
  • Development of Downhole Control Valve 

    Zakaria, Hassan (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-31)
    Designing for downhole environment is a challenging process. High pressure and temperature are the main well conditions that effect the design decisions and the tool geometry. Also, the well fluids can obtain high concentration of corrosive content such H2S acid that plays major role in material selection. The intention of this study is to develop Downhole Control Valve that can be connected to ...
  • A Fuzzy-Stochastic Multi-Objective Model for Sustainable Planning of a Closed-Loop Supply Chain Considering Mixed Uncertainty and Network Flexibility 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-05-11)
    Closed-loop supply chain network design (CLSCND) has been increasingly spotlighted over the latest decade. The focus has been given to maximize the economic performance, resource utilization and sustainability through incorporating a holistic decision-making on both forward and reverse logistics. In this paper, a new fuzzy-stochastic multi-objective mathematical model is formulated for sustainable ...
  • A New Look at the Single Ladder Problem (SLP) via Integer Parametric Solutions to the Corresponding Quartic Equation 

    Høibakk, Ralph; Lukkassen, Dag; Meidell, Annette; Persson, Lars Erik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-02-18)
    The aim is to put new light on the single ladder problem (SLP). Some new methods for finding complete integer solutions to the corresponding quartic equation z 4 −2L z 3 +( L 2 − a 2 − b 2 ) z 2 +2L a 2 z− L 2 a 2 =0 z4−2Lz3+(L2−a2−b2)z2+2La2z−L2a2=0 are developed. For the case L≥ L min L≥Lmin , these methods imply a complete parametric representation for integer ...
  • Onshore and Offshore Coordination of Logistics Services at Seaports 

    Adu-Gyamfi Appiah, Bright (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-06-28)
    As global trade increases, sizes of vessels and cargo throughputs have also experienced a sudden rise thereby putting excess pressure on ship berths and ports. This is shifting most ports to much smarter technological solutions with the aim of optimizing operations, increasing efficiency and reducing logistics cost without the need for huge infrastructural and equipment investments. Developing the ...
  • Total Productive Maintenance in an Industry 4.0 Framework 

    Noureddine, Rami (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-06-28)
    Maintenance is a key operation function that is required to improve business performance by avoiding equipment breakdown. In 1971, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), a lean manufacturing approach, has been developed and widely used as a maintenance strategy to gain a competitive advantage in industry. However, with the advent of new technology and the internet of things, manufacturing process are ...

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