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

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed; Chapter; Bokkapittel, 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; Konferansebidrag; Bokkapittel; 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; Konferansebidrag; Bokkapittel; 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; Konferansebidrag; Bokkapittel; 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; Bok; Bokkapittel; 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; Bokkapittel; Konferansebidrag; 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; Tidsskriftartikkel, 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 ...

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