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  • A value chain analysis for bioenergy production from biomass and biodegradable waste: a case study in Northern Norway 

    Yu, Hao; Roman, Elisabeth; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed; Chapter, 2018-09-12)
    During the past decades, the concerns of the depletion of fossil fuels and global warming caused by excess GHG emissions have become the most important driving force for the development and utilization of renewable energy resources. The successful experiences from the EU-28 have proved that bioenergy production from biomass and biodegradable waste is the most reliable and promising solution in ...
  • Overview of modern teaching equipment that supports distant learning 

    Horvath, Csongor Mark; Thomessen, Trygve; Sziebig, Gabor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Laboratory is a key element of engineering and applied sciences educational systems. With the development of Internet and connecting IT technologies, the appearance of remote laboratories was inevitable. Virtual laboratories are also available; they place the experiment in a simulated environment. However, this writing focuses on remote experiments not virtual ones. From the students’ point ...
  • Location-based analysis and optimization of service network performance: A case study 

    Yang, Shuo; Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed; Book; Chapter, 2018-05-07)
    The location problem of service network has been extensively focused by researchers in operational research due to the difficulty in balancing the level of service and efficiency. On the one hand, installing a large number of service facilities within the service network improves availability and responsiveness to customer demands, but it also increases the investment and operating cost. While on ...
  • Review of Icing Effects on Wind Turbine in Cold Regions 

    Virk, Muhammad; Afzal, Faizan (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-05)
    This paper describes a brief overview of main issues related to atmospheric ice accretion on wind turbines installed in cold climate region. Icing has significant effects on wind turbine performance particularly from aerodynamic and structural integrity perspective, as ice accumulates mainly on the leading edge of the blades that change its aerodynamic profile shape and effects its structural dynamics ...
  • A Comparison of Two Location Models in Optimizing the Decision-making on the Relocation Problem of Post Offices at Narvik, Norway 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed; Book; Chapter, 2018)
    Since 2013, the postal service provider in Norway: Posten has implemented a new strategic plan to close their large post offices across the country for improving the cost and operational efficiency. Instead, with the cooperation with large retailers, the local postal service is provided at the Posten sub-branches at some supermarkets. In this paper, an optimization problem for relocating the post ...
  • Incorporating flexible capacity in the planning of a multi-product multi-echelon sustainable reverse logistics network under uncertainty 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-07-05)
    With the focus on sustainable development, the value recovery from End-of-Life (EOL) and End-of-Use (EOU) products has been given considerable attention by the whole society. Reverse logistics is the process for value recovery and re-creation through a series of activities, i.e., repair, remanufacturing, recycling and energy recovery. However, due to the stochastic reverse product flow, unstable ...
  • Human-Robot Collaboration: Task Sharing Through Virtual Reality 

    Shu, Beibei; Sziebig, Gabor; Pieskä, Sakari (Peer reviewed; Book; Chapter, 2018-12-31)
    Collaborative Robots provide many possibilities, when it comes to Human-Robot Collaboration. Until now, these approaches are usually custom made, sensor-integrated solutions, where the robot's safety controller ensures the safety of the human worker. These solutions are according to today's rules and standards. We propose to extend these solutions with including Virtual Realty as a sensor and to ...
  • Introduction of cyber-physical system in robotized press-brake line for metal industry 

    Shu, Beibei; Sziebig, Gabor; Solvang, Bjørn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-02-11)
    Bin picking is a typical work, which is easy to automate up to a given complexity of the work-piece dimensions. In case of casted work-pieces, the dimensions are most of the time not accurate enough for an industrial robot to be able to pick it up without additional sensors/intelligence. In this paper we introduce a cyber-physical system, where all sensors, actuators, machines and industrial robot ...
  • Sustainable supply chain management for blue economics in Northern Norway 

    Sandåker, Anders (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-06-01)
    In the first part of thesis, there was conducted a literature review of production and the supply chain with regards to fish farming, existing technologies, together with the potential of alternative digital technology. In the second part, a case study of a relevant manufacturer who is involved in all the aspects of the value chain was carried out to gain insight into relevant supply chain ...
  • Logistic Service at Ports in Northern Norway. Case Study of the Port of Narvik 

    Knapskog, Knut Arthur (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-06-01)
    This thesis is a part of the Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Tromsø – The arctic University of Norway, Campus Narvik. The aim of this thesis is to improve the logistic service and increase the competitiveness of ports in Northern Norway in order to attract more port users. A literature review on the topics of logistics in seaports is presented, along with an ...
  • Collaboration with High-Payload Industrial Robots: Simulation for Safety 

    Shu, Beibei; Sziebig, Gabor (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-15)
    <p>When operators and industrial robots are sharing the same task, there are multiple factors, which effect if a system is safe for the human operator or not. In general this is solved by introducing Collaborative Robot for cooperation, but what happens when we would extend our already existing production facilities with newer comfort features?</p> <p>In this paper we propose to include industrial ...
  • Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing Machine 

    Plotnikov, Dmitri (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-08-21)
    This master thesis contains an overview of the additive manufacturing technology and building process of the large-scale Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) additive manufacturing machine from the old Wafer Handling Diffusion machine. The thesis study is mainly focused on practical work and describes the techniques used during the project execution. The built machine can print large 3D prototypes from ...
  • Principle of functioning of smart solution to clean high power lines in cold climate. 

    Caicedo Espinoza, Edison Hover (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-06-01)
    Dependency of human activities on electricity supply goes from emergency services to comfort aspects. Reliability of electricity distribution systems is a complex problem to tackle, especially when the systems are located at cold climate regions, dealing with ice accretion on the elements of the electrical systems and its consequences become a priority to be included in maintenance maneuvers in order ...
  • Design of experimental loop to demonstrate pigging activity 

    Makarova, Marina (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-06-14)
    Our world is continuously developing by new generation of engineers, artists, politicians, travelers and this list can be continued. They will research, improve and design new reality for the future. One of our missions is to help them by bringing better understanding of existing technologies. This is the goal of my thesis: to create an experimental loop to demonstrate pigging activity in the ...
  • A Business Model for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers (SMEs) in Sparsely Populated Areas in Northern Norway 

    Liu, Jiawen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-06-14)
    As Northern Norway is considered as a low population density area with small and dispersed settlement structures, dispersed economic foundation with simplification, and focus on primary production. Manufacturing firms in Northern Norway are predominantly Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SMEs). With the development of globalization and the industry 4.0 trends, manufacturing industry focus more on ...
  • Improving the Decision-making of Reverse Logistics Network Design Part II: An Improved Scenario-based Solution Method and Numerical Experimentation 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed; Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2018-02-11)
    The study of the network design problems related to reverse supply chain and reverse logistics is of great interest for both academicians and practitioners due to its important role for a sustainable society. However, reverse logistics network design is a complex decision-making problem that involves several interactive factors and faces many uncertainties. Thus, in order to improve the reverse ...
  • Case study: Optimization of End-of-line Packaging in Fishery Industry 

    Sziebig, Gabor; Kerezovic, Tanja (Peer reviewed; Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2016)
    Application of automation in SMEs working in fish industry is not in advanced state as in other fields of production and manufacturing industries. Due to expensive equipment, high labor costs of engineers required to implement such features into production lines, and low-quantity contracts, introduction of automation technologies is in large part of these companies is absent. This paper analyses ...
  • Atmospheric ice monitoring system operation at Remote locations in cold region 

    Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Rashid, Taimur; Mustafa, Mohamad Y (Journal article; Peer reviewed; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2013)
    The problems encountered in installation, maintenance and operations of equipment in the cold climate regions are far more complicated than others. The contributing factors and problems that can affect the system operation and performance should be identified, assessed and focused within well-defined parameters before its installation in cold climate regions. The harsh cold environment, could not ...
  • A Literature Review on Technologies in Future Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems 

    Kerezovic, Tanja; Sziebig, Gabor (Peer reviewed; Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2018-02-05)
    Emergence of global markets forces businesses to become more flexible and adaptive to constantly changing demands and environments. In order to do so, enterprises turn towards application of newest technologies in manufacturing in order to make them intelligent. Since Small and Medium Enterprises play the central role in the domain of European manufacturing, the question arises – based on their ...
  • A multi-objective mathematical programming for sustainable reverse logistics network design. Part I: Model formulation 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Solvang, Bjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2016-02)
    Reverse logistics has received more and more attention during the past decade due to the increasing public awareness of sustainable development. Because of the fluctuation in both quantity and quality of the reverse material flow, design and planning of reverse logistics network is much more complicated comparing with the forward ones. Therefore, it is important to develop decision support tools for ...

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