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  • 151.
    Andersson, L-E
    et al.
    Department of Mathematics, University of Linköping.
    Lundberg, Bengt
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Some fundamental transmission properties of impedance transitions1984In: Wave motion, ISSN 0165-2125, E-ISSN 1878-433X, Vol. 6, no 4, p. 389-406Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Reflection and transmission of waves by impedance transitions from a constant input to a constant output characteristic impedence are considered. Several fundamental properties are explored, primarily for impedance transitions with piece-wise constant characteristic impedance in an arbitrary number N of intervals of equal length. For example, the following properties are shown: (i) The relative momentum transmission depends only on the ratio of output to input characteristic impedance. (ii) For a given impedance transition there are at most, and generally exactly, 2N different transitions, including the original one, with identical transmission properties. (iii) For monotoneous impedance transitions the efficiency of energy transmission is minimized by one with an abrupt change in characteristic impedance. (iv) There exists an optimal impedance transition, with a certain antisymmetry, which maximizes the efficiency of energy transmission for a given incident wave of finite duration and energy. Several of the results can be extended to more general classes of impedence transitions. Simple illustrative examples are given.

  • 152.
    Andersson, Magnus
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Swedish E Science Research Centre SeRC, Sweden.
    Lantz, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Swedish E Science Research Centre SeRC, Sweden.
    Ebbers, Tino
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Clinical Physiology in Linköping. Linköping University, Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV). Swedish E Science Research Centre SeRC, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Matts
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Linköping University, Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV). Swedish E Science Research Centre SeRC, Sweden.
    Correction: Quantitative Assessment of Turbulence and Flow Eccentricity in an Aortic Coarctation: Impact of Virtual Interventions (vol 6, pg 281, 2015)2015In: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology, ISSN 1869-408X, E-ISSN 1869-4098, Vol. 6, no 4, p. 577-589Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Turbulence and flow eccentricity can be measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and may play an important role in the pathogenesis of numerous cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, we propose quantitative techniques to assess turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) and flow eccentricity that could assist in the evaluation and treatment of stenotic severities. These hemodynamic parameters were studied in a pre-treated aortic coarctation (CoA) and after several virtual interventions using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), to demonstrate the effect of different dilatation options on the flow field. Patient-specific geometry and flow conditions were derived from MRI data. The unsteady pulsatile flow was resolved by large eddy simulation (LES) including non-Newtonian blood rheology. Results showed an inverse asymptotic relationship between the total amount of TKE and degree of dilatation of the stenosis, where the pre-stenotic hypoplastic segment may limit the possible improvement by treating the CoA alone. Spatiotem-poral maps of TKE and flow eccentricity could be linked to the characteristics of the post-stenotic jet, showing a versatile response between the CoA dilatations. By including these flow markers into a combined MRI-CFD intervention framework, CoA therapy has not only the possibility to produce predictions via simulation, but can also be validated pre-and immediate post treatment, as well as during follow-up studies.

  • 153.
    Andersson, Magnus
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lantz, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Media and Information Technology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ebbers, Tino
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV). Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Clinical Physiology in Linköping.
    Karlsson, Matts
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV).
    Quantitative Assessment of Turbulence and Flow Eccentricity in an Aortic Coarctation - Impact of Virtual Interventions2015In: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology, ISSN 1869-408X, E-ISSN 1869-4098, Vol. 6, no 6, p. 281-293Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Turbulence and flow eccentricity can be measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and may play an important role in the pathogenesis of numerous cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, we propose quantitative techniques to assess turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) and flow eccentricity that could assist in the evaluation and treatment of stenotic severities. These hemodynamic parameters were studied in a pre-treated aortic coarctation (CoA) and after several virtual interventions using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), to demonstrate the effect of different dilatation options on the flow field. Patient-specific geometry and flow conditions were derived from MRI data. The unsteady pulsatile flow was resolved by large eddy simulation (LES) including non-Newtonian blood rheology. Results showed an inverse asymptotic relationship between the total amount of TKE and degree of dilatation of the stenosis, where turbulent flow proximal the constriction limits the possible improvement by treating the CoA alone. Spatiotemporal maps of TKE and flow eccentricity could be linked to the characteristics of the jet, where improved flow conditions were favored by an eccentric dilatation of the CoA. By including these flow markers into a combined MRI-CFD intervention framework, CoA therapy has not only the possibility to produce predictions via simulation, but can also be validated pre- and immediate post treatment, as well as during follow-up studies.

  • 154.
    Andersson, Magnus
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lantz, Jonas
    Linköping University, Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV). Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Media and Information Technology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Karlsson, Matts
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    NON-INVASIVE INTERVENTION PLANNING OF STENOTIC FLOWS USING SCALE-RESOLVED IMAGE-BASED COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 155.
    Andersson, Marcus
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Tillämpad konstruktion (Digitala verktyg).
    Jönsson, Simon
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Tillämpad konstruktion (Digitala verktyg).
    Konstruktion av kolfiberarmerad motorcykelram2013Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 156.
    Andersson, P.
    et al.
    Department of Mechanics, KTH, Stockholm.
    Berggren, Martin
    FFA, the Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden.
    Henningson, D.S.
    Department of Mechanics, KTH, Stockholm.
    Optimal Disturbances in Boundary Layers1998In: Computational Methods for Optimal Design and Control, / [ed] J. Borggaard, J. Burns, E. Cliff, and S. Schreck, 1998Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 157.
    Andersson, P.
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Ståhle, Per
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Shielding effects and dislocation repositioning at cleavage crack growth1996In: Mechanisms and mechanics of damage and failure: proceedings of the 11th Biennial European Conference on Fracture - ECF 11 - held in Poitiers-Futuroscope, France, 3 - 6 September 1996 / [ed] J. Petit, EMAS , 1996, Vol. vol. 1, p. 419-424Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The motion of pre-existing edge dislocations in an infinite linear elastic body is studied. Motion, is due to a quasi-statically steady-state growing crack. In the model, the dislocations glide if the force on the dislocation exceeds a critical value. Obtained results are changes in dislocation density, the shielding effect on the crack tip and residual stresses. The model is applied to an isotropic material. The residual stress far behind the crack tip is tensile near the crack, decreasing to zero at a certain distance above the crack plane. The indication is that the shielding effect may be considerable

  • 158.
    Andersson, P.
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Ståhle, Per
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Shielding effects and residual stresses at cleavage due to pre-existing dislocations1997In: International Journal of Fracture, ISSN 0376-9429, E-ISSN 1573-2673, Vol. 85, no 4, p. 365-380Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The motion of pre-existing edge dislocations in an infinite linear elastic body is studied at initiation of crack growth and at quasi-static steady-state crack growth. Dislocation nucleation is assumed not to occur. Thus, the study concerns only dislocations that are present in the virgin material. A dislocation is assumed to glide if its driving force exceeds a critical value. Changes in dislocation density, crack tip shielding and residual stresses are obtained. The shielding of a stationary crack tip is found to be small compared with the shielding of a growing crack tip. At steady-state the residual stresses far behind the crack tip are tensile near the crack, decreasing to zero at a certain distance from the crack plane. It is shown that the shielding due to pre-existing dislocations, e.g., for cleavage in α-iron crystals may be considerable.

  • 159.
    Andersson, Paul
    et al.
    FFA, the Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden, Bromma.
    Berggren, Martin
    FFA, the Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden, Bromma.
    Henningson, Dan S.
    FFA, the Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden, Bromma.
    Optimal disturbances and bypass transition in boundary layers1999In: Physics of fluids, ISSN 1070-6631, E-ISSN 1089-7666, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 134-150Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 160.
    Andreasson, Eskil
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Realistic Package Opening Simulations: An Experimental Mechanics and Physics Based Approach2015Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A finite element modeling strategy targeting package opening simulations is the final goal with this work. The developed simulation model will be used to proactively predict the opening compatibility early in the development process of a new opening device and/or a new packaging material. To be able to create such a model, the focus is to develop a combined and integrated physical/virtual test procedure for mechanical characterization and calibration of thin packaging materials. Furthermore, the governing mechanical properties of the materials involved in the opening performance needs to be identified and quantified with experiments. Different experimental techniques complemented with video recording equipment were refined and utilized during the course of work. An automatic or semi-automatic material model parameter identification process involving video capturing of the deformation process and inverse modeling is proposed for the different packaging material layers. Both an accurate continuum model and a damage material model, used in the simulation model, were translated and extracted from the experimental test results. The results presented show that it is possible to select constitutive material models in conjunction with continuum material damage models, adequately predicting the mechanical behavior of intended failure in thin laminated packaging materials. A thorough material mechanics understanding of individual material layers evolution of microstructure and the micro mechanisms involved in the deformation process is essential for appropriate selection of numerical material models. Finally, with a slight modification of already available techniques and functionalities in the commercial finite element software AbaqusTM it was possible to build the suitable simulation model. To build a realistic simulation model an accurate description of the geometrical features is important. Therefore, advancements within the experimental visualization techniques utilizing a combination of video recording, photoelasticity and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) of the micro structure have enabled extraction of geometries and additional information from ordinary standard experimental tests. Finally, a comparison of the experimental opening and the virtual opening, showed a good correlation with the developed finite element modeling technique. The advantage with the developed modeling approach is that it is possible to modify the material composition of the laminate. Individual material layers can be altered and the mechanical properties, thickness or geometrical shape can be changed. Furthermore, the model is flexible and a new opening device i.e. geometry and load case can easily be adopted in the simulation model. Therefore, this type of simulation model is a useful tool and can be used for decision support early in the concept selection of development projects.

  • 161.
    Andreasson, Eskil
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Håkansson, Paul
    Sandgren, Martin
    Jönsson, Joel
    Deformation and Damage Mechanisms in Thin Ductile Polymer Films2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The mechanical material behavior of highly extensible or ductile polymer films used in the packaging industry has been studied in this work. The polymer material, consisting of different variants of polyethylene grades, is used as several components in the packaging material structure at Tetra Pak®. Experimental tensile tests were used to quantify the mechanical behavior and to be able to calibrate numerical constitutive material models. The studied polymer materials were able to withstand large deformations before breaking, involving both necking in the width and thickness direction of the specimen. During deformation re-orientation of polymer chains and substantial strain-hardening were also occurring. The latter effect was accounted for in the presented material modeling approach. The numerical simulations were solved in the general finite element software Abaqus version 6.13. In this work a continuum damage modeling (CDM) approach was used. CDM which are attractive in macro scale applications, thus solving our engineering problems, was chosen in this study due to the computational efficiency. A damage model consisting of two functionalities; initiation of damage and evolution of damage was suitable for modeling the ductile fracture behavior. During the numerical analysis it has been assumed that the polymer materials are isotropic, homogenous through the thickness, independent of strain rate and independent of temperature to ease the material parameters identification.

  • 162. Andreasson, Eskil
    et al.
    Jemal, Abdulfeta
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Katangoori, Rahul Reddy
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Is it possible to open beverage packages virtually? Physical tests in combination with virtual tests in Abaqus.2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The opening mechanism in a beverage package, where a mixed mode failure occurs, is a rather complex phenomenon. A better knowledge in respect of fracture mechanics is needed for the proactive prediction of the overall opening performance. Reliable material data used for virtual simulation of the opening mechanism is extracted by characterization and calibration of the packaging materials. Knowledge of how to choose appropriate constitutive models for the continuum material and how the damage initiates and propagates to various loading conditions is of great interest. The virtual tests, replicating the physical tests, are performed with the aid of the finite element method. Non-linear material response, anisotropic material behaviour, large deformation and fracture mechanics are identified effects that are all included in the virtual model. The results presented in this paper show possible selections of material models in conjunction with material damage models, adequately describing thin polymer films behaviour. Comparison between the physical test and the virtual test, exerted to fracture Mode I – Centre Cracked Tension, showed a good correlation for the chosen modeling technique.

  • 163.
    Andreasson, Eskil
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Jönsson, Joel
    Tetra Pak, SWE.
    Advancements in package opening simulations2014In: Procedia Materials Science / [ed] Zhang, Z; Skallerud, B; Thaulow, C; Ostby, E; He, J, Elsevier, 2014, Vol. 3, p. 1441-1446Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The fracture mechanical phenomenon occurring during the opening of a beverage package is rather complex to simulate. Reliable and calibrated numerical material models describing thin layers of packaging materials are needed. Selection of appropriate constitutive models for the continuum material models and how to address the progressive damage modeling in various loading scenarios is also of great importance. The inverse modeling technique combined with video recording of the involved deformation mechanisms is utilized for identification of the material parameters. Large deformation, anisotropic non-linear material behavior, adhesion and fracture mechanics are all identified effects that are needed to be included in the virtual opening model. The results presented in this paper shows that it is possible to select material models in conjunction with continuum material damage models, adequately predicting the mechanical behavior of failure in thin laminated packaging materials. Already available techniques and functionalities in the commercial finite element software Abaqus are used. Furthermore, accurate descriptions of the included geometrical features are important. Advancements have therefore also been made within the experimental techniques utilizing a combination of microCT-scan, SEM and photoelasticity enabling extraction of geometries and additional information from ordinary experimental tests and broken specimens. Finally, comparison of the experimental opening and the virtual opening, showed a good correlation with the developed finite element modeling technique.

  • 164.
    Andreasson, Eskil
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Kao-Walter, Sharon
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Ståhle, Per
    Micro-mechanisms of a laminated packaging material during fracture2014In: Engineering Fracture Mechanics, ISSN 0013-7944, E-ISSN 1873-7315, Vol. 127Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The micro-mechanisms of fracture in a laminate composed of an aluminium foil and a polymer film are considered in this study. The laminates as well as the individual layers, with and without premade centre-cracks, were tensile tested. Visual inspection of the broken cross-sections shows that failure occurs through localised plasticity. This leads to a decreasing and eventually vanishing cross-section ahead of the crack tip for both the laminate and their single constituent layers. Experimental results are examined and analysed using a slip-line theory to derive the work of failure. An accurate prediction was made for the aluminium foil and for the laminate but not for the freestanding polymer film. The reason seems to be that the polymer material switches to non-localised plastic deformation with significant strain-hardening.

  • 165.
    Andreasson, Eskil
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Mehmood, Nasir
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Kao-Walter, Sharon
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Trouser tear tests of two thin polymer films2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Trouser tear testing has been concerned in this research work. A polypropylene film and a low density polyethylene film used in the packaging industry are considered. The experimental trouser tear tests showed different results for both materials when they were subjected to load in different material directions. Therefore the hypothesis was verified, that the in-plane material orientation/alignment induced during manufacturing, hence creating anisotropic in-plane mechanical properties, also affects the tearing behavior. A brittle-like failure was shown in the polypropylene film while the low density polyethylene presented a highly ductile behavior. The two polymer films can be classified as one low-extensible and one high-extensible material according to the test method utilized. Material parameters in the principal material directions i.e. manufacturing direction and cross direction were extracted from the experimental tests for further numerical studies. Scanning electron microscope was used for micromechanical and fractographical analysis of the crack tip and crack surfaces created during the tests. The methods discussed will help classify different groups of materials and can be used as a predictive tool for the crack initiation and crack propagation path in packaging material, especially thin polymer films.

  • 166.
    Andreasson, Eskil
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Mehmood, Nasir
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Mao, Tan
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    An Experimental, Numerical and SEM Study of Fracture in a Thin Polymer Film2014In: MATERIALS STRUCTURE & MICROMECHANICS OF FRACTURE VII, Trans Tech Publications Inc., 2014, Vol. 592-593, p. 225-+-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Observations and analysis of samples from scanning electron microscopic (SEM) micrographs has been concerned in this work. The samples originate from fractured mechanical mode I tensile testing of a thin polymer film made of polypropylene used in the packaging industry. Three different shapes of the crack; elliptical, circular and flat, were used to investigate the decrease in load carrying capacity. The fracture surfaces looked similar in all studied cases. Brittle-like material fracture process was observed both by SEM micrographs and the experimental mechanical results. A finite element model was created in Abaqus as a complementary tool to increase the understanding of the mechanical behaviour of the material. The numerical material models were calibrated and the results from the simulations were comparable to the experimental results.

  • 167.
    Andreasson, Eskil
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Mehmood, Nasir
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Mao, Tan
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Kao-Walter, Sharon
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Experimental and Numerical fracture of cracks emanating from different types of flaws in thin polymer films2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Fracture mechanical Mode I tensile testing has been performed on an oriented polyproplyne film used in packaging industry. Physical Tensile testing for the continuum material has been performed to observe the material strength and to extract continuum material properties for numerical analysis. Fracture mechanical testing of different shaped notches is performed to observe the failure initiation in the material. A brittle-like failure was shown in the polypropylene film while the low density polyethylene presented a highly ductile behavior. A finite element method (FEM) strategy has been successfully developed to perform numerical analysis of polymer films. The developed FEM model gives an accurate and approximate method to compare and analyze the experimental and numerical results. The obtained results have shown a very fine similarity under theoretical, experimental and numerical analysis. Depending on crack geometry different shape crack effects showed the transferability of localized stresses at different points around the crack. Fracture surface and fracture process is analyzed using scanning electron microscope (SEM). Brittle failure with small deformation and presence of small voids and their coalescence has also been shown in SEM micrographs for LDPE material. The methods discussed will help classify different groups of materials and can be used as a predictive tool for the crack initiation and crack propagation path in packaging material, especially thin polymer films.

  • 168.
    Andreasson, Eskil
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Persson, Leo
    Jacobsson, Henrik
    Nordgren, Johan
    Integrating Moldflow and Abaqus in the Package Simulation Workflow2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Tetra Pak has used numerical simulation tools for plastic injection molding (Moldflow) and structural analysis (Abaqus/Implicit and Abaqus/Explicit) for many years. Today these two simulation tools are used independently of each other without any coupling. How these two disciplines can be combined to better predict the mechanical response of a polymer component is presented in this work. The manufacturing process, in this case injection molding, creates the mechanical properties of the produced polymer part. Process settings, material selection and molding tool geometry affect the polymer flow, material orientation and rate of crystallinity. A method to build a layered finite element model in Abaqus using results from Moldflow simulations regarding crystallinity growth and molecular orientation is proposed. Relatively simple material models were utilized and assigned for each individual material layer through the thickness in the polymer part. These constitutive models were derived phenomenologically from experimental test results and could adequately capture both the microscopic and the macroscopic behavior in a more realistic way. The numerical results showed a good agreement with the experimental results, both regarding visual appearance and force/displacement response.

  • 169. Angantyr, Anders
    et al.
    Aidanpää, Jan-Olov
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Mechanics of Solid Materials.
    A pareto-based genetic algorithm search approach to handle damped natural frequency constraints in turbo Generator rotor system design2004In: Journal of engineering for gas turbines and power, ISSN 0742-4795, E-ISSN 1528-8919, Vol. 126, no 3, p. 619-625Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The detailed design of a turbo generator rotor system is highly constrained by feasible regions for the damped natural frequencies of the system. A major problem for the designer is to find a solution that fulfills the design criterion for the damped natural frequencies. The bearings and some geometrical variables of the rotor are used as the primary design variables in order to achieve a feasible design. This paper presents an alternative approach to search for feasible designs. The design problem is formulated as an optimization problem and a genetic algorithm (GA) is used to search for feasible designs. Then, the problem is extended to include another objective (i.e., multiobjective optimization) to show the potential of using the optimization formulation and a Pareto-based GA in this rotordynamic application. The results show that the presented approach is promising as an engineering design tool

  • 170. Angantyr, Anders
    et al.
    Aidanpää, Jan-Olov
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Mechanics of Solid Materials.
    Optimization of a rotor-bearing system with an evolutionary algorithm2004In: 10th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery: ISROMAC-2004 / [ed] Dieter Bohn, Aachen: Inst. of steam and gas turbines, RWTH , 2004Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 171. Angantyr, Anders
    et al.
    Andersson, Johan
    Linköping University.
    Aidanpää, Jan-Olov
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Mechanics of Solid Materials.
    Constrained optimization based on a multiobjective evolutionary algorithm2003In: The 2003 congress on evolutionary computation: CEC 2003, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society, 2003, p. 1560-1567Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A criticism of Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) might be the lack of efficient and robust generic might be the lack of officient and robust generic methods to handle constraints. The most widespread approach for constrained search problems is to use penalty methods. EAs have received increased interest during the last decade due to the ease of handling multiple objectives., A constrained Optimization problem or an unconstrained multiobjective problem may in principle be two different ways to pose the same underlying I problem. In this paper an alternative approach for the constrained optimization problem is presented. The method is a variant of a multiobjective real coded Genetic Algorithm (CA) inspired by the penalty approach. It is evaluated on six different constrained single objective problems found in the literature. The results show that the proposed method performs well in terms of efficiency, and that it is rohust for a majority of the test problems.

  • 172.
    Ankarberg, Martin
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering.
    Jilnö, Erik
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering.
    Redesign of Gas Hydraulic Suspension for Product Service System: A Master Thesis Work at Strömsholmen AB2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In these times, when manufacturing firms wonder how to integrate products and services into innovative offerings, how should products be designed to be of most value? This study is the investigation of this question for the manufacturing firm Strömsholmen AB, which designs gas springs and hydraulic suspension. The research has led to interviews of personnel to identify challenges and a workshop to generate new service ideas. By analyzing a specific gas hydraulic suspension product, this study shows that designing for product service systems (PSS) with a life-cycle perspective specifically for manufacturing, assembly, delivery, use, maintenance and remanufacturing, can greatly reduce costs and open up for innovative PSS business models. Using Design for Assembly, Design for Disassembly, Design for Serviceability and Design for Remanufacturing shows how concrete improvements to a product can be made. Improvements that show the potential of a redesign for the gas hydraulic suspension. Integrating products and services and pursuing the ideas and methods of this thesis, will ultimately make Strömsholmen better prepared to differentiate, to stay competitive, to deepen customer relations and to gain greater profits long-term.

  • 173.
    Antonatos, Alexandros
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Naval Systems.
    Parametric FE-modeling of High-speed Craft Structures2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The primary aim of the thesis was to investigate aluminum as building material for high speed craft, study the hull structure design processes of aluminum high speed craft and develop a parametric model to reduce the modeling time during nite element analysis. An additional aim of the thesis was to study the degree of validity of the idealizations and the assumptions of the semi-empirical design methods by using the parametric model.

    For the aluminum survey, a large amount of scientic papers and books related to the application of aluminum in shipbuilding industry were re-viewed while for the investigation of hull structure design, several designs of similar craft as well as all the classication rules for high speed craft were examined. The parametric model was developed on Abaqus nite ele-ment analysis software with the help of Python programming language. The study of the idealizations and the assumptions of the semi-empirical design methods was performed on a model derived by the parametric model with scanltings determined by the high speed craft classication rules of ABS.

    The review on aluminum showed that only specic alloys can be applied on marine applications. It also showed that the eect of reduced mechanical properties due to welding could be decreased by introducing new welding and manufacturing techniques. The study regarding the hull structure de-sign processes indicated that high speed craft are still designed according to semi-empirical classication rules but it also showed that there is ten- dency of transiting on direct calculation methods. The developed paramet-ric model does decrease the modeling time since it is capable of modeling numerous structural arrangements. The analysis related to the idealizations and the assumptions of the semi-empirical design methods revealed that the structural hierarchy idealization and the method of dening boundary by handbook type formulas are applicable for the particular structure while the interaction eect among the structural members is only possible to be studied by detailed modeling techniques.

  • 174.
    Aoki, S.
    et al.
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics.
    Amaya, K.
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics.
    Noguchi, T.
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics.
    Ståhle, P.
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Sundin, Karl-Gustaf
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Mechanics of Solid Materials.
    Identification of elastic/visco-plastic material constants under impact loading2000In: IUTAM Symposium on Field Analysis for Determination of Material Parameters - Experimental and Numerical Aspects :: proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Abisko National Park, Kiruna, Sweden, July 31 - August 4, 2000 / [ed] P. Ståhle, Dordrecht: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2000Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A method for identifying the material constants of an elastic/visco-plastic meterial under tensile impact loading is proposed. In this method, the Kalman filter and the finite element method are used together with a few test data. To obtain data for high strain rates, notched specimens are employed, because arbitrarily shaped specimens are available in this method. To increase the accuracy of identification, a test under a relatively low strain rate is needed in addition to a test under a high strain rate. The optimum strain rate is determined in such a way that the largest eigen value of the covariance matrix of the estimated parameters becomes minimum. A numerical simulation in performed to demonstrate the validity and usefulness of this method

  • 175.
    Appelquist, Ellinor
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, Linné Flow Center, FLOW. KTH, Centres, SeRC - Swedish e-Science Research Centre.
    Imayama, Shintaro
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, Linné Flow Center, FLOW.
    Revisiting the stability analysis of the flow over a rotating diskManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Local linear stability analysis applied to the rotating-disk flow is discussed.This flow case is an exact similarity solution to the cylindrical incompressible Navier–Stokes equations also called the von K ́arm ́an flow. The laminar mean velocity profiles are obtained by solving the resulting ordinary differential equations assuming the flow is axisymmetric and time independent. Two stability-analyses methods are used to investigate the local linear stability of this flow: i)the ‘shooting method’; and ii) the ‘Chebyshev polynomial method’. This theoretical investigation focuses on convectively unstable disturbances. Results obtained from the two methods are compared and the methods are shown togive similar results. These theoretical results are also compared with direct numerical simulations and experimental results showing good agreement.

  • 176.
    Appelquist, Ellinor
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics.
    Schlatter, Philipp
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics.
    Alfredsson, P. Henrik
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics.
    Lingwood, Rebecca
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics.
    Transition to turbulence in the rotating-disk boundary-layer flow with stationary vorticesArticle in journal (Refereed)
  • 177.
    Appelsved, Peter
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Solid Mechanics (Dept.).
    Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastics with Implementations of LS-DYNA Material Models.2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The increased use of thermoplastics in load carrying components, especially in the automotive industry, drives the needs for a better understanding of its complex mechanical properties. In this thesis work for a master degree in solid mechanics, the mechanical properties of a PA 6/66 resin with and without reinforcement of glass fibers experimentally been investigated. Topics of interest have been the dependency of fiber orientation, residual strains at unloading and compression relative tension properties. The experimental investigation was followed by simulations implementing existing and available constitutive models in the commercial finite element code LS-DYNA.

    The experimental findings showed that the orientation of the fibers significantly affects the mechanical properties. The ultimate tensile strength differed approximately

    50% between along and cross flow direction and the cross-flow properties are closer to the ones of the unfilled resin, i.e. the matrix material. An elastic-plastic model with Hill’s yield criterion was used to capture the anisotropy in a simulation of the tensile test. Residual strains were measured during strain recovery from different load levels and the experimental findings were implemented in an elastic-plastic damage model to predict the permanent strains after unloading. Compression tests showed that a stiffer response is obtained for strains above 3% in comparison to tension. The increased stiffness in compression is although too small to significantly influence a simulation of a 3 point bend test using a material model dependent of the hydrostatic stress.

  • 178.
    Ardekani, Mehdi Niazi
    et al.
    KTH, Centres, SeRC - Swedish e-Science Research Centre. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, Linné Flow Center, FLOW.
    Costa, Pedro
    Breugem, Wim Paul
    Brandt, Luca
    KTH, Centres, SeRC - Swedish e-Science Research Centre. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, Linné Flow Center, FLOW.
    Numerical study of the sedimentation of spheroidal particles2016In: International Journal of Multiphase Flow, ISSN 0301-9322, E-ISSN 1879-3533, Vol. 87, p. 16-34Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The gravity-driven motion of-rigid particles in a viscous fluid is relevant in many natural and industrial processes, yet this has mainly been investigated for spherical particles. We therefore consider the sedimentation of non-spherical (spheroidal) isolated and particle pairs in a viscous fluid via numerical simulations using the Immersed Boundary Method. The simulations performed here show that the critical Galileo number for the onset of secondary motions decreases as the spheroid aspect ratio departs from 1. Above this critical threshold, oblate particles perform a zigzagging motion whereas prolate particles rotate around, the vertical axis while having their broad side facing the falling direction. Instabilities of the vortices in the wake follow when farther increasing the Galileo number. We also study the drafting kissing-tumbling associated with the settling of particle pairs. We find that the interaction time increases significantly for non-spherical particles and, more interestingly, spheroidal particles are attracted from larger lateral displacements. This has important implications for the estimation of collision kernels and can result its increasing clustering in suspensions of sedimenting spheroids.

  • 179.
    Arkman, Jonas
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Solid Mechanics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Boo, Christofer
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Solid Mechanics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Design och dimensionering av momentskärmsstativ för provflygning av JAS39 Gripen: Konceptverifiering med hjälp av handberäkningar och FEM2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det här projektet har genomförts på uppdrag av Saab, med syftet att designa och dimensionera ett stativ för infästning av en momentskärm. Denna momentskärm används vid provflygning av JAS39 Gripen för att vid behov upphäva ett okontrollerat tillstånd som kan inträffa vid tester av spinnfall och högalfaflygningar.

    Det arbete som presenteras i den här rapporten är en del av ett större projekt där målet har varit att ta fram ett stativ. I den här rapporten presenteras analyser som har gjorts dels med handbokslösningar och klassisk hållfasthetslära, dels med FE-programmet Ansys för att kontrollera att det slutgiltiga konceptet uppfyller samtliga givna krav.

    Vid dimensioneringen har ett iterativt arbetssätt använts, det har byggt på att först ta fram ett grundläggande koncept och sedan förbättra detta under projektets gång. Efter varje iteration har analyser gjorts av resultatet för att verifiera stativets funktion. För att inte påverka flygegenskaperna mer än nödvändigt har det även varit viktigt att minimera stativets vikt. Projektet har resulterat i ett koncept av titanlegeringen Ti-6Al-4V med en vikt på 67,7 kg.

  • 180.
    Arrell, Douglas
    et al.
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspång.
    Hasselqvist, Magnus
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspång.
    Sommer, C
    ABB Technology Ldt, Heidelberg, Germany.
    Moverare, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    On TMF damage, degradation effects, and the associated TMin influence on TMF test results in γ/γ′ alloys2004In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Superalloys / [ed] Green K.A., Pollock T.M., Harada H., Howson T.E., Reed R.C., Schirra J.J., Walston S., Warrendale, PA, USA: The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, TMS , 2004, p. 291-294Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 181.
    Asghar, Raja Babar
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Mechanics .
    Optimization as a Thermodynamic System2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As we know that nature made the things optimized in all point of views, also it is supposed that nature works under some evolutionary process.

    Since there was no such Evolutionary Structural Optimization (ESO) method having strong mathematical background, that’s why these are not much reliable. The purpose of this thesis work is a little effort to introduce such an ESO method having a strong mathematical background.

    In this thesis work Optimization as a thermodynamic system, we are introducing a new method for topology optimization by using concept of Free Energy and Dissipation Potential from non-smooth thermodynamics system. For better understanding we may call it as Evolutionary Structural Topology Optimization (ESTO), and this project work is done in the following steps.

    An evolution problem is formulated in terms of free energy and dissipation potential for a non-smooth thermodynamical system. Free energy is taken as an objective function for a general structural optimization problem. Derivation of a well posed evolution problem for which evolution is such that objective function always decreases. An optimality criteria method is derived for given evolution problem and it is implemented in a FEM program TRINITAS. And the behaviour of the so called evolutionary parameters such as Forward and Backward plastic constants is analyzed.

  • 182.
    Asgharzadeh, Mohammadali
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Solid Mechanics (Dept.), Solid Mechanics (Div.).
    Strain Gradient Plasticity Modelling of Precipitation Strengthening2018Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The introduction of particles and precipitates into a matrix material results in strengthening effects. The two main mechanisms involved in this matter are referred to as Orowan and shearing. To numerically study this phenomenon is the motivation to the research done, which is presented here in this thesis. The heterogeneous microscale state of deformation in such materials brings in size scale effects into the picture. A strain gradient plasticity (SGP) theory is used to include effects of small scale plasticity. In addition, a new interface formulation is proposed which accounts for the particle-matrix interactions. By changing a key parameter, this interface model can mimic the level of coherency of particles, and hence is useful in studying different material systems.

    The governing equations and formulations are then implemented into an in-house SGP FEM program. The program is equipped with axi-symmetric and three-dimensional modelling capabilities. Different distributions of particles are considered, from which proper representative volume elements (RVEs) are constructed. These RVEs are then analyzed under different loadings, and homogenization methods are utilized to evaluate macroscopic response of the material. A quantity of interest is the increase in yield stress of material due to presence of particles and precipitates. Comprehensive parametric studies are carried out to study the effects of different parameters on the strengthening. A closed formsolution is obtained, which suggests the strengthening increases by increasing the surface area of particles per unit volume of material.

    The work done is presented in four appended papers. Paper A uses an axi-symmetric model to set the theoretical basis for the rest of the papers. Effects of different key parameters on the strengthening are studied and presented in this paper. Since the axisymmetric model is numerically cheap, an extensive amount of analyses are carried out. Paper B is about the expansion of the theory introduced in the first paper into 3D space. The micromechanical model is composed of a cuboid RVE with eight different particles, one at each corner. The inclusion of more than one particle is a key parameter in studying the effects of size distribution.

    The idea of having the most general micromechanical model is the theme of Paper C. Here, a completely random distribution of particles in 3D space is taken into account. In addition, the results of all carried out analyses are tested against experimental results from different material systems. Last paper, Paper D, summarizes a successful effort to include Shearing mechanism in the micromechanical model. The RVE is equipped withan embedded slip plane, and yet has the features introduced in previous papers. Hence, it has the ability to cover both strengthening mechanisms observed in precipitated materials.

  • 183.
    Asgharzadeh, Mohammadali
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Solid Mechanics (Dept.), Solid Mechanics (Div.).
    Faleskog, Jonas
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Solid Mechanics (Dept.).
    A model for precipitation strengthening accounting for variations of particlesize and spacing based on strain gradient plasticity in 3D2018Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 184.
    Asgharzadeh, Mohammadali
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Solid Mechanics (Dept.), Solid Mechanics (Div.).
    Faleskog, Jonas
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Solid Mechanics (Dept.).
    A shearing/looping transition model for precipitation strengthening2018Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 185.
    Asgharzadeh, Mohammadali
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Solid Mechanics (Dept.), Solid Mechanics (Div.).
    Faleskog, Jonas
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Solid Mechanics (Dept.).
    Strengthening effects of particle-matrix interaction analyzed by anaxi-symmetric model based on strain gradient plasticity2018Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 186.
    Asgharzadeh, Mohammadali
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Solid Mechanics (Dept.), Solid Mechanics (Div.).
    Faleskog, Jonas
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Solid Mechanics (Dept.).
    Dahlberg, Carl F. O.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Solid Mechanics (Dept.).
    A 3D model for the analysis of plastic flow properties of randomly-distributed particles2018Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 187.
    Asgharzadeh, Mohammadali
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Solid Mechanics (Dept.), Solid Mechanics (Div.).
    Faleskog, Jonas
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Solid Mechanics (Dept.).
    Dahlberg, Carl F. O.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Solid Mechanics (Dept.), Solid Mechanics (Div.).
    A 3D model for the analysis of plastic flow properties ofrandomly-distributed particlesManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 188.
    Ashwear, Nasseradeen
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics, Structural Mechanics.
    Vibration Frequencies as Status Indicators for Tensegrity Structures2014Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

     Applications of vibration structural health monitoring (VHM) techniques are increasing rapidly. This is because of the advances in sensors and instrumentation during the last decades. VHM uses the vibration properties to evaluate many civil structures during the design steps, building steps and service life.

    The stiffness and frequencies of tensegrity structures are primarily related to the level of pre-stress. The present work investigates the possibilities to use this relation in designing, constructing and evaluating the tensegrity structures.

    The first part of the  present work studies the improvement of current models for resonance frequency simulation of tensegrities by introducing the bending behaviour of all components, and by a one-way coupling between the axial force and the stiffness. From this, both local and global vibration modes are obtained. The resonance frequencies are seen as non-linearly dependent on the pre-stress level in the structure, thereby giving a basis for diagnosis of structural conditions from measured frequencies. The new aspects of tensegrity simulations are shown for simple, plane structures but the basic methods are easily used also for more complex structures.

    In the second part, the environmental temperature effects on vibration properties of tensegrity structures have been investigated, considering primarily seasonal temperature differences (uniform temperature differences). Changes in dynamic characteristics due to temperature variations were compared with the changes due to decreasing pre-tension in one of the cables. In general, it is shown that the change in structural frequencies made by temperature changes could be equivalent to the change made by damage (slacking). Different combinations of materials used and boundary conditions are also investigated. These are shown to have a significant impact on the pre-stress level and the natural frequencies of the tensegrity structures when the environment temperature is changed.

  • 189.
    Ashwear, Nasseradeen
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics, Structural Mechanics.
    Vibration-based Assessment of Tensegrity Structures2016Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Vibration structural health monitoring (VHM) uses the vibration properties to evaluate many civil structures during the design steps, building steps and service life.The whole function, expressed by stiffness and frequencies of tensegrity structures are primarily related to the level of pre-stress. The present work investigates the possibilities to use this relation in designing, constructing and evaluating the tensegrity structures.One of the aims of the thesis was to improve the current models for resonance frequency simulation of tensegrities. This has been achieved by introducing the bending behaviour of all components, and by a one-way coupling between the axial force and the stiffness.The environmental temperature effects on vibration properties of tensegrity structures have been also  investigated. Changes in dynamic characteristics due to temperature variations were compared with the changes due to decreasing pre-tension in one of the cables. In general, it is shown that the change in structural frequencies coming from temperature changes could of several magnitude as those from damage.Coinciding natural frequencies and low stiffness are known issues of tensegrity structures. The former can be an obstacle in VHM, while the later normally limits their uses in real engineering applications. It has been shown that the optimum self-stress vector of tensegrity structures can be chosen such that their lowest natural frequency is high, and separated from others.The environmental temperature effects on vibration properties of tensegrity structures were revisited to find a solution such that the natural frequencies of the tensegrity structures are not strongly affected by the changes in the environmental temperature. An asymmetric self-stress vector can be chosen so that the criterion is fulfilled as well as possible. The level of pre-stress can also be regulated to achieve the solution. The last part of this thesis, services as a summary of the work.

  • 190.
    Ashwear, Nasseradeen
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics, Structural Mechanics.
    Eriksson, Anders
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics, Structural Mechanics.
    Reducing effects from environmental temperature on the natural frequencies of tensegrity structuresIn: Journal of Sound and Vibration, ISSN 0022-460X, E-ISSN 1095-8568Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    n vibration health monitoring, dynamic properties such as natural frequencies and mode shapes are used as tools for assessing the structures health condition.~They are, however, also affected by environmental conditions like wind, humidity and temperature changes. Of particular importance is the change of the environmental temperature, and it is the most commonly considered environmental variable that influences the vibration health monitoring algorithms.~This paper discusses how the tensegrity structures can be designed such that some of their lowest natural frequencies are less sensitive to the temperature changes. A genetic algorithm is used to solve the optimization problem. In the form-finding stage, an asymmetric self-stress vector can be chosen so that the criterion is fulfilled as well as possible. The level of pre-stress can also be regulated to achieve the solution, particularly when a symmetric self-stress vector is chosen.

  • 191.
    Ashwear, Nasseradeen
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics, Structural Mechanics.
    Eriksson, Anders
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics, Structural Mechanics.
    Vibration health monitoring for tensegrity structures2017In: Mechanical systems and signal processing, ISSN 0888-3270, E-ISSN 1096-1216, Vol. 85, p. 625-637Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Tensegrities are assembly structures, getting their equilibrium from the interaction between tension in cables and compression in bars. During their service life, slacking'in their cables and nearness to buckling in their bars need to be monitored to avoid a sudden collapse. This paper discusses how to design the tensegrities to make them feasible for vibrational health monitoring methods. Four topics are discussed; suitable finite elements formulation, pre-measurements analysis to find the locations of excitation and sensors for the interesting modes, the effects from some environmental conditions, and the pre-understanding of the effects from different slacking scenarios.

  • 192.
    Asnafi, Nader
    Volvo Car Components Corporation/Industrial Development Centre, Olofström, Sweden.
    Analytical modelling of tube hydroforming1999In: Thin-walled structures, ISSN 0263-8231, E-ISSN 1879-3223, Vol. 34, no 4, p. 295-330Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The automotive industry has shown a growing interest in tube hydroforming during the past years. The advantages of hydroforming (less thinning, a more efficient manufacturing process etc.) can, for instance, be combined with the high strength of extra high strength steels, which are usually less formable, to produce structural automotive components which exhibit lower weight and improved service performance. Design and production of tubular components require knowledge about tube material behaviour and tribological effects during hydroforming and how the hydroforming operation itself should be controlled. These issues are studied analytically in the present paper. Hydroforming consists of free forming and calibration. Only the so-called free forming is treated here. The analytical models constructed in this paper are used to show what the limits are during the free forming, how different material and process parameters influence the loading path and the forming result, and what an experimental investigation into hydroforming should focus on. The present study was a part of a larger investigation, in which finite-element simulations and experiments were also conducted. The results of these simulations and experiments will be accounted for in coming papers.

  • 193.
    Asnafi, Nader
    Gränges Technology, Finspång, Sweden.
    On springback of double-curved autobody panels2001In: International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, ISSN 0020-7403, E-ISSN 1879-2162, Vol. 43, no 1, p. 5-37Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The springback of double curved autobody panels is studied theoretically and experimentally. Both steel and aluminum sheets are included in this investigation. The obtained results show that the springback is decreased with increasing binder force, increasing curvature, increasing sheet thickness and decreasing yield strength. This paper comprises also a discussion on the plastic strains and their influence on the springback.

  • 194.
    Asnafi, Nader
    Industrial Development Center/Volvo Cars Body Components, Olofström, Sweden .
    On Springback of Double-Curved Autobody Panels1998In: Proceedings, working groups meeting - IDDRG, International Deep Drawing Research Group: Genval, Benelux, June 15 - 16, 1998, 1998Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 195.
    Asnafi, Nader
    Swedish Institute for Metals Research, Stockholm, Sweden.
    On Springback of Double-Curved Autobody Panels, Part I: Theoretical Treatment1996Report (Other academic)
  • 196.
    Asnafi, Nader
    Swedish Institute for Metals Research, Stockholm, Sweden.
    On Springback of Double-Curved Autobody Panels, Part II: Experimental Analysis1996Report (Other academic)
  • 197.
    Asnafi, Nader
    Örebro University, School of Science and Technology.
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical, Electric and Industrial Engineering (MEIE2018)2018Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
  • 198.
    Asnafi, Nader
    et al.
    Sapa Profiles/Sapa Technology, Finspång, Sweden.
    Nilsson, T.
    Sapa Profiles/Sapa Technology, Finspång, Sweden.
    Lassl, G.
    Volvo Car Corp..
    Automotive tube bending and tubular hydroforming with extruded aluminium profiles2000In: SAE technical paper series, ISSN 0148-7191, article id 2670Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Side Member Left and Side Member Right, which go from bumper to bumper, were at the focus in the present study. These side members were produced using straight round (hollow with a circular cross-section) extruded aluminium profiles as tube material. The tubes were bent and hydroformed. Rotary-draw bending yielded the best result. A spread within 8 mm after bending was found to be acceptable provided that the bent tube was hydroformed with a high maximum internal pressure (1300 bars in this study). Pressure-assisted tool (hydroforming tool) closure should be preferred. Such a tool closure prevents formation of buckles, which may be difficult to straighten out completely during hydroforming. Planeness and parallelity of the press tables and adapters play a significant role, as far as the spread and inplaneness of hydroformed components are concerned. The hydroforming tool must be matched in the press that actually will be used. Proper evacuation (of particularly air) is essential, especially in long hydroforming tools. All cross sections must be deformed at least 2% (average perimeter enlargement), if the hydroformed components are to exhibit a reasonable spread. The critical (fracture) cross-sections predicted by finite-element simulation correspond to those found in practical tests. However, the finite-element simulation was not able to predict formation of wrinkles at the tube ends caused by excessively large strokes. Such wrinkles were obtained in practice.

  • 199.
    Aspsjö, Philip
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
    Spännkraft på bandavskrapare: Utredning och konstruktion2013Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis was performed at Vendig AB which is a company that develops and sells products such as belt scrapers for conveyor. The thesis is divided into two parts, one part where it´s investigated which tension force is required to tighten Vendig AB´s scraper Hampus against the belt in a correct way. The second part is called mechanical design and here a new and more compact tension device is developed.

    Field studies has been conducted at a couple of Vendig AB´s costumers to get a knowledge base about how Vendig AB´s products are used, how they function and the environment they operate in. During one of the field studies the force between the scraper and the belt was measured. The result from the measurements, together with a report from LKAB [1], were evaluated and summarized in a table. The required force was recalculated for all different version of the scraper.

    After the tension force had been investigated the old tension device was evaluated and a requirement specification for a new was compiled in collaboration with Vendig AB´s group of technology. A number of concepts where then developed using the concept generator tool SCAMPER. One concept conformed very well to the requirement specification and was further developed. The concept was dimensioned by simulations in CAD, and basic drawings were made. The design solutions where discussed with suppliers and the design was updated. Finally a prototype was ordered to test and evaluate the concept. The tests revealed shortcomings in the prototype which has been evaluated and solutions has been discussed.

  • 200.
    Athanasiou, Vasileios
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Radiological Sciences. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Estimation and modelling of fMRI BOLD response2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    One of the current topics of research in neuroimaging techniques is related to explaining and modelling the Blood Oxygen Level Dependent (BOLD) responses. BOLD responses are estimated by processing functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) data. BOLD responses are caused by hemodynamic responses to neural activity which alter the levels of blood oxygenation at local brain regions. The main aims of the current thesis were to i) develop and examine methods regarding BOLD response estimation from the visual cortex and the frontal cortex of human brain and to ii) develop a model in order to explain the physiological mechanisms which cause the estimated BOLD responses.

    In order to satisfy the main aims, fMRI data were provided by the Center of Medical Imaging and Visualization (CMIV). The provided fMRI data consist of fMRI brain measurements of twelve healthy human subjects who were subjected to visual stimulation. By processing the fMRI data, Regions Of Interest (ROIs) were extracted at the anatomical sites of the visual cortex and the frontal cortex. Afterwards, the fMRI data were manipulated in order to extract BOLD responses from the visual cortex and the frontal cortex. Various methods were developed and compared in terms of which technique provided well representative BOLD responses.       

    Subsequently, a model was developed by using software Wolfram Mathematica 9 in order to explain the physiological mechanisms of the estimated BOLD responses at the visual and the frontal cortex. The model aimed to solve for oxygen concentration in blood plasma as blood flows from the arterial part to the venous part of the blood circulation system through a capillary. Oxygen outward diffusion through the capillary wall and oxygen concentration at the extravascular environment were modelled as well. Blood plasma oxygen concentration was turned into hemoglobin oxygen saturation (Sa ) through hemoglobin oxygen dissociation curve and Henry’s law for gases. As a result, the Sa  was estimated through modelling for oxygen concentration in blood plasma. Finally, the developed model ended to a system with input the fractional change of Cerebral Blood Flow (CBF) velocity and Cerebral Metabolic Rate of Oxygen (CMR ) and as output a proportional signal to the BOLD response. By simulating for different scenarios of fractional changes of CBF velocity and CMR  and by comparing the resulted BOLD responses to the estimated ones, it was attempted to explain for the physiological mechanisms which caused the BOLD responses at the anatomical sites of the visual and frontal cortex.

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  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf