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  • 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 ...
  • A Trade-off Model for Green Supply Chain Design: An Efficiency-versus-Emission Analysis 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed; Chapter, 2018-04-09)
    —With the growing concern of climate change and global warming, the reduction on carbon emissions of supply chain activities have been increasingly focused by both academics and corporates in the last two decades. The increased public awareness on sustainability and stricter environmental policies together enforce the companies to rethink their practices in supply chain design and operations in an ...
  • A decision-support model for operational planning of surface coal mining considering equipment failure 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Sun, Xu (Peer reviewed; Conference object; Chapter, 2016)
    This paper presents a decision-support model aiming, primarily, at maximizing the productivity of surface coal mining activities through operational planning and management. The model is formulated based upon mixed integer programming, and it determines the optimal production plan of the shovels and allocation plan of the haul trucks in order to minimize operational cost, fuel consumption as well ...
  • Developing a Toolbox of supports for small and medium sized manufacturing companies 

    Moore, John; Loughran, Anne; McCusker, Edel; Solvang, Wei Deng; Sziebig, Gabor; Yu, Hao; Ericson, Åsa; Holmqvist, Johann; Wenngren, Johann; Pieskä, Sakari; Vahasoyrinki, Juoni; Kaartinen, Heidi (Peer reviewed; Conference object; Chapter, 2016)
    TARGET is a collaborative project involving a partnership of universities and institutes of higher education in UK, Ireland, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The project will develop tools to enhance capacity in regional manufacturing companies to adapt and embrace new technologies and innovation. This is to be done in collaboration with small/medium sized manufacturing engineering companies - developing, ...
  • An introduction of small-scale intelligent manufacturing system 

    Huang, Taoying; Solvang, Wei Deng; Yu, Hao (Peer reviewed; Conference object; Chapter, 2016)
    Manufacturing companies in Northern Peripheral and Arctic region are predominately small and medium-sized and face considerable challenges like geographical isolation and a lack of benefits offered by industrial clusters. For the ultimate goal of enhancing their competitiveness in a global market, it is imperative for companies to innovate or adopt innovations in order to quickly response to changes ...
  • Improving the Decision-making of Reverse Logistics Network Design Part I: A MILP Model under Stochastic Environment 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed; Book; Chapter, 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 ...
  • A New Two-Stage Stochastic Model for Reverse Logistics Network Design under Government Subsidy and Low-Carbon Emission Requirement 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed; Conference object; Chapter, 2018-02-12)
    Nowadays, increasing number of companies incorporates the reverse logistics decisions into their supply chain design in order to cope with the enforced international and national legislation and improve the resource efficiency and public image. This paper investigates a new stochastic optimization model for designing a single-period multiproduct multi-level reverse logistics system under government ...
  • A multi-objective location-allocation optimization for sustainable management of municipal solid waste 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-02-13)
    The location problem of treatment and service facilities in municipal solid waste (MSW) management system is of significant importance due to the socioeconomic and environmental concerns. The consideration of waste treatment costs, environmental impact, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, social fairness as well as other relevant aspects should be simultaneously taken into account when a MSW management ...
  • Enhancing the competitiveness of manufacturers through Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing System (SIMS): A supply chain perspective 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed; Conference object; Chapter, 2017-05-04)
    In order to survive in this competitive and ever changing market, manufacturers have to improve and enhance the competitiveness, flexibility, responsiveness and sustainability with the application of the cutting-edge technologies and innovative management methods. New concepts, i.e., Intelligent manufacturing, flexible manufacturing, agile manufacturing, network manufacturing, green manufacturing ...
  • Design of a pipeline flexibility bench 

    Ghani, Rizwan (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-08-15)
    In this thesis “Design of pipeline flexibility bench” an exertion has been made to make a conclusive study of fluid flow through pipe. Analysis has been carried out using analytical and numerical approach, where advance computer aided engineering tools such as CFD & FEM approach is used to study the flow behavior in different pipe configurations. Results show a significant change in wall shear stress ...
  • Improving the performance of service network through location-based optimization and analysis. A case study on postal service in a city in Northern Norway 

    Yang, Shuo (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-08-15)
    Everyone needs to be served, and a service network provides a set of services and/or help to please the people involved. No matter who is the service provider, government or retailer, there always been a clash between them and customers. Service providers are trying their best to serve customers as many as possible with a limitation of cost, while the satisfaction of customer might be neglected at ...
  • A Carbon-Constrained Stochastic Optimization Model with Augmented Multi-Criteria Scenario-Based Risk-Averse Solution for Reverse Logistics Network Design under Uncertainty 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-10)
    With the increase of the concern from the public for environmental pollution and waste of resources, the value recovery through reuse, repair, remanufacturing and recycling from the end-of-use (EOU) and end-of-life (EOL) products have become increasingly important. Reverse logistics is the process for capturing the remaining value from the EOU and EOL products and also for the proper disposal of the ...

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