Description: Global, radical, open, hi-tech and business model are just a few of many buzz adjectives used in discussions of innovation for future growth. However, what is innovation? What is technology? How can we organize for and manage innovation successfully? And get beyond “traditional” approaches towards technology and innovation management. These and related questions are at the core of this course.



The topics are:

Introduction to technology and innovation management
Innovation
Definitions, history, ‘schools’, areas
Types of innovation
Factors of success, failure and delay
Contingency factors in innovation studies
The process perspective
Innovation capabilities and absorptive capacity
The organization and management of innovation processes
Innovation roles
Team and organizational structures
Technology and innovation strategy
Manufacturing and R&D strategy, action plans and performance effects
(Open) foresight
Continuous innovation
Continuous innovation – what is it, why do we need it?
Exploitation – exploration
Strategic, innovation and operational excellence
Concepts helping companies to getting ever nearer continuous innovation capability: continuous improvement, concurrent engineering, agile manufacturing, mini-companies, lead factories …
Open innovation
What is open innovation?
Why opening up the innovation process?
Benefits of open innovation
Open innovation risks
Open … to whom?
Organizing for and managing open innovation
Open innovation in practice
Business model innovation
What is a business model?
What is business model innovation?
Business model innovation in practice
Decision-making under uncertainty
Risk and risk management


Organizer: Professor Dr. Harry Boer Mail: hboer@business.aau.dk

Lecturers: Harry Boer, Yariv Taran, Astrid Heidemann Lassen
ECTS: 4.0

Time: Fall 2019

Place: Department of Materials and Production

City:

Number of seats: N/A

Deadline: TBA

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Advanced Modelling of Mechanical Systems

Description: An increasing demand for designing reliable and high-performance mechanical systems such as hydraulic cranes, wind turbines or robotic systems requires in-depth understanding of dynamic behavior of the systems, which can be achieved by modeling and simulation at the system level.

The course is aimed to provide fundamental theories and methods for the modeling and simulation of mechanical systems. The course deals with the formulation and solutions of dynamic equations of multibody systems. Both rigid and flexible systems in planar and spatial movements will be considered.

The topics will include kinematic analysis with constraints, analytical dynamics, and numerical integration of the equation of motion. The dynamic modeling of flexible multibody systems will be introduced. Dynamic modeling with MSC Adams is demonstrated with their applications in industry in the workshop.

Prerequisites:

Knowledge of linear algebra, rigid body kinematic and dynamics, ordinary differential equations

Criteria for assessment:

The assessment will be based upon the written report

Lectures

The course consists of three full-day lectures and a half-day workshop:



Day 1 (01/10) Kinematic description of rigid bodies

Open and closed-loop mechanisms
Constraint equations
Rigid body orientation and rotation matrix
Position, velocity and acceleration analysis
Other kinds of kinematic analysis


Day 2 (02/10) Dynamic modeling of rigid multibody systems

Newton-Euler equation
Lagrange equations
Numerical implementation
Formulations with improved performance
Recursive Newton-Euler formulation of robots




Day 3 (03/10) Introduction of flexible system dynamics

Kinematics of flexible body
Description of deformation
Constraint equations and governing equations of motion
Modeling of flexible multibody systems
Numerical examples


Day 4 (04/10): Workshop on dynamic modeling with MSc.Adams

Overview of MSC Software
Introduction to Adams
Overview of the capabilities of Adams with examples
Follow-along hands-on exercise

Organizer: Shaoping Bai, e-mail: shb@m-tech.aau.dk; Michael Skipper Andersen, e-mail: msa@m-tech.aau.dk

Lecturers: Aki Mikkola, Professor, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland; Shaoping Bai, Associate Professor, Aalborg University; Michael Skipper Andersen, Associate Professor, Aalborg University; Fredrik Sjögren, MSC.Software Sweden AB (TBC)

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 1-4 October 2019
Place: Aalborg University
City:

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 10. September 2019

Important information concerning PhD courses
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registration.
Welcome to Advanced Musculoskeletal Modeling with Emphasis on Exoskeletons and IMU drivers

Description:This Ph.D. course introduces techniques for modeling of musculoskeletal systems based on multibody dynamics. Unlike most courses in the field, this one takes a bottom-up approach beginning multibody kinematics and ending with analysis of complex and anatomically realistic models.

The first day of the course contains a general introduction to musculoskeletal modeling, but participants must be prepared to study the subject in preparation for the course.

The remainder focuses on advanced topics on the forefront of research.

The participants must install the AnyBody Modeling System and familiarize themselves with the system prior to the course. Software licenses will be provided.

The course contents are the following:

Kinematics
Degrees of freedom and constraints
Orientations in 3D
Open and closed chains
Forward and inverse kinematics
The Cartesian formulation
Defining and analyzing simple kinematic models in AnyBody
Driving models with IMUs
IMU and sensor fusion introduction
The BVH file format
Stick figure drivers and virtual markers
Practical exercises
Kinetics
Dynamic equilibrium equations
Forward and inverse dynamics
Statically determinate and indeterminate systems
Simple kinetic analysis in AnyBody
Force platforms and prediction of ground reaction forces
Structure of contact template classes
Models of exoskeletons
From concepts to detailed models
Kinematic incompatibility
Optimization of actuators
Joints in exoskeletons: Do we need them?
SolidWorks interface
Introduction of assignment


Organizer: Professor John Rasmussen, e-mail: jr@mp.aau.dk

Lecturers: John Rasmussen, Mark de Zee, Michael Skipper Andersen

ECTS: 4.0

Time: 18-22 March 2019

Place: Department of Materials and Production

City:

Number of seats: 30. Each participant must bring a reasonably modern laptop on which software can be installed.

Deadline: 25. February 2019

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Perspectives of Industry 4.0

Description: In this course, we will discuss the perspectives and contents of Industry 4.0.

The course will be divided into four themes:

Theme 1: Introduction

Introduction to Industry 4.0
Background
History
Aims and Objectives
Theme 2: Smart factory (technology)

Industrial Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Production Systems, Big Data in production, Smart Production, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Digital Twin, Deep Learning Methods, Innovation aspects, etc..
Theme 3: Smart supply chain (integration)

The new role and responsibility of suppliers (system and goods suppliers), benefits and drawbacks of novel supply models, implications for new business models
Theme 4: Smart people

Competences, culture
Learning, Training and Assistance in Industry 4.0 (Methods, Tools, Formats)
I4.0 Maturity check/


The course will consists of a number of lectures, combined with workshop activities were the students will work on a specific case.

Organizer: Professor Ole Madsen (om@m-tech.aau.dk)

Lecturers: Professor Ulrich Berger, Brandenburg University of Technology. Support team: Professor Ole Madsen, Casper Schou, Michele Colli, Invited guests from industry.
ECTS: 3

Time: April 2019

Place: Department of Materials and Production

City:

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 1. april 2019
Important information concerning PhD courses
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registration