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    • An Empirical Study on the Impact of Cultural Types on Resources Integration Model 

      Solvang, Wei Deng; Zhan, Yan; Lu, Jiansha (Journal article; Peer reviewed; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2012)
      From the perspective of Resource-based Theory (RBT), organizational culture can be a source of sustained competitive advantage. And resources integration models, divided by property rights of resource, not firm boundary, as internal and external resources integration models, are presented as being specific in different cultural contexts. However, the litera- ture review shows the absences of an ...
    • Architecture for Safe Human-Robot Collaboration: Multi-Modal Communication in Virtual Reality for Efficient Task Execution 

      Shu, Beibei; Sziebig, Gabor; Pieters, Roel (Peer reviewed; Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2019-08-01)
      Task-sharing and Human-Robot Collaboration has gained increased attention with the widespread commissioning and usage of collaborative robots. However, recent studies show that the fenceless collaborative robots are not as harmless as they look like. In order to study Human-Robot Interaction scenarios, in a safe manner, we propose to execute the scenario in Virtual Reality simulation and afterwards ...
    • Atmospheric ice accretion on non rotating vertical circular cyliner 

      Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Mughal, Umair Najeeb; Polanco, Geanette (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-10-22)
      Study of atmospheric ice accretion on a non-rotating vertical circular cylindrical object was carried out at dry and wet ice conditions. Both numerical and experimental techniques were used during this study. 3D numerical study was carried out using computational fluid dynamics based approach, whereas experimental study was carried out at Cryospheric Environmental Simulator ‘CES’ in Shinjo, Japan. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Atmospheric Icing Sensors - Capacitive Techniques 

      Mughal, Umair Najeeb; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel (Peer reviewed, 2013-01-22)
      The application of capacitive sensing technique is widely distributed in different physical domains primarily because of the diversity in dielectric permittivity and due to its minimum loading error and inertial effects. Atmospheric ice is a complex mixture of water, ice and air which is reflected in its complex dielectric constant. There are many existing atmospheric icing sensors but only few are ...
    • 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; Tidsskriftartikkel, 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 ...
    • A case study to estimate thermal conductivity of ABS in Cold Climate Chamber 

      Mughal, Umair Najeeb; Makarova, Marina; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Polanco Pinerez, Geanette (Journal article; Peer reviewed; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2015-10-22)
      Non steady state thermal conductivity of ABS was estimated using an analytical approach in a Cold Climate Chamber at ?10?C and ?14?C. Two hollow cylinders of ABS of varying thickness were used to estimate the conductivity. The material was porous but the porosity was unknown. This paper is a case study to understand, if it is reasonable to estimate the thermal conductivity using the analytical varying ...
    • Case study: Optimization of End-of-line Packaging in Fishery Industry 

      Sziebig, Gabor; Kerezovic, Tanja (Peer reviewed; Bokkapittel; 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 ...
    • Charge Transfer Scheme for Atmospheric Ice Sensing 

      Mughal, Umair Najeeb; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Rashid, Taimur (Peer reviewed, 2015-01-31)
      The atmospheric icing parameters are being measured nowadays with the aid of more customized yet limited commercial equipment. The parameters include atmospheric ice detection, icing load and icing rate. The robustness of such equipment is usually under scrutiny when it comes to cold/harsh environment operations. This phenomenon was experienced consistently by the atmospheric Icing Research Team at ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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; Konferansebidrag; Bokkapittel; 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, ...
    • Digitalized manufacturing logistics in engineer-to-order operations 

      Strandhagen, Jo Wessel; Buer, Sven-Vegard; Semini, Marco; Alfnes, Erlend (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2019)
      The high complexity in Engineer-To-Order (ETO) operations causes major challenges for manufacturing logistics, especially in complex ETO, i.e. one-of-a-kind production. Increased digitalization of manufacturing logistics processes and activities can facilitate more efficient coordination of the material and information flows for manufacturing operations in general. However, it is not clear how to ...
    • Droplet distribution spectrum effects on dry ice growth on cylinders 

      Sokolov, Pavlo; Virk, Muhammad (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-06)
      A detailed parametric analytical study along with a series of viscid multiphase numerical simulations of ice accretion were performed in comparison with experimental data of ice accretion on a 30 mm diameter cylinder. The study was performed for droplet distribution spectra, Langmuir (A-J), in addition to an experimental droplet distribution obtained in an icing tunnel.<br>Analysis shows that droplet ...
    • Encapsulated Water Hammer: Theoretical/Experimental Study 

      Polanco, Geanette; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Mughal, Umair Najeeb; Victor, Sojo; Jose, Da Paixao; Antonio, Vidal; Orlando, Aguillon (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-10-22)
      Water hammer phenomenon involves the transformation of kinetic energy in pressure energy, this transformation occurs as the fluid conditions change inside the pipe in quite a short time. Industry requires to affront frequent flow interruptions in pipe systems due to the closing of valves or stopping of pumping equipment. This phenomenon can initiate serious damages like destruction of the pipe system ...
    • Enhancing the competitiveness of manufacturers through Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing System (SIMS): A supply chain perspective 

      Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed; Bokkapittel; Conference object; Konferansebidrag; 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 ...
    • Experimental study of ice accretion on S826 & S832 wind turbine blade profiles 

      Jin, Jia Yi; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-16)
      To optimize the aerodynamic performance and reduce production losses of wind turbine operating in icing conditions, it is necessary to better understand the ice accretion physics along wind turbine blade. This paper describes a case study of ice accretion physics and its effects on aerodynamic performance of S826 and S832 airfoils for dry and wet ice conditions. Both these airfoils have different ...
    • Experimental validation of icing rate using rotational load 

      Mughal, Umair Najeeb; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Kosugi, Kenji; Mochizuki, Shigeto (Peer reviewed, 2016-04-16)
      Icing load and icing rate are necessary feedback variables for an intelligent anti/de-icing systemtowork effectively in harsh cold environment of high north. These parametersmay be measured by axial loadings or by rotational loadings, as a function of current demand. However the former may not necessarily be dynamic, whereas the later necessarily be rotational. Sufficiently at a fixed rpm, a ...