Organiser: 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: May 4 - 6, 2020

Place: Department of Materials and production, Fibigerstræde, Aalborg University

Deadline: April 14, 2020

Description:

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

The course is divided into five themes:

  • Theme 1: Introduction to Industry 4.0
    • Background
    • History
    • Aims and Objectives
    • Theme 2: Smart factory (technology)
      • Introduction to the family of technologies
        • 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.
  • Technology evaluation
  • Theme 3: Value streams (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: Human factors
      • Competences, culture
      • Learning, Training and Assistance in Industry 4.0 (Methods, Tools, Formats)
      • Theme 5: Interaction, implementation and transformation
        • Survey of methodologies
        • Maturity assessment – AAUs 360

The course will consists of a number of lectures, combined with several workshop activities were the students works on specific cases.

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 four 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.

Description:

With the rediscovery of its strategic importance, Operations Management (OM) or, as it should be more appropriately called Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM), has undergone massive changes as a field of research in the last three decades. Until the early 1980s, OM research was focused on areas such as inventory management, scheduling, quality inspection and control, layout and location decisions. Today, with the enormous possibilities offered by Information Technology, massive globalization, and core competence thinking, industrial production is taking place in elaborate global supply chains and networks of partners each focusing on what they are best at and together aiming at delivering superior value to the global market place in a world, which is running out of natural resources, undergoing a climate change with possibly dramatic consequences, and suffering from natural and human disasters. Current OSCM research focuses on operations and footprint strategy, performance management, manufacturing and supply chain configurations and governance, sustainability, crisis management and humanitarian operations. 

With the introduction of the Internet of Things and Services in manufacturing systems, the next wave of technology-driven innovation is on the doorstep, and one of the key questions for OSCM to address is: what are the implications of concepts such as Enterprise 2.0, Industry 4.0, and the smart factory of the future for OSCM as a field of practice and research.

While the progress in practice has been massive, OSCM has also been accused of being theory-poor and irrelevant for practitioners. The call to recognize OSCM for what it is, a field of management research and practice, which requiring the discipline to both improve its theoretical basis and practical relevance and accessibility, is become louder and louder.

The course on Advances in Operations and Supply Chain Management addresses several OSCM topics related to the management of “manufacturing systems of today and tomorrow”, including:

  • OM theory and practice – implications for research design
    • Relevance and the role of theory in OSCM research
    • Collaborative research strategies
    • Developing theory from research with practice
  • From mass manufacturing through lean production to agility and beyond
    • The principles of lean and agile production
    • Are lean and agile mutually exclusive concepts, mutually supportive concepts, or is lean an antecedent to agile?
    • What, if any, alternative concepts are just beyond the horizon?
  • The implications of Enterprise 2.0, Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing and the “factory of the future” for OSCM
    • How will OSCM as a field of practice and research be affected if factories and supply chains are populated by highly connected smart machines and smart (knowledge) workers?
  • Manufacturing strategy in a global context
    • Manufacturing strategy as a process
    • Footprint strategy
    • Global performance management
    • Globally sustainable supply networks

Form: The course is organized as a block of 2½ days and includes lectures, small group assignments, and plenary discussions. 

Reading: A list of compulsory and suggested reading will be available well before the start of the course. 

Exam: The participants will be asked to write a short essay on a relevant OSCM topic of their choice.

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

Lecturers: Professor Dr. Harry Boer (AAU), Associate Professor Sami Farooq, PhD (AAU), Professor John Johansen, PhD (AAU), Professor Charles Møller, PhD (AAU), Associate Professor Cheng Yang, PhD (AAU)

ECTS: 4.0

Time: 13-15 May 2020

Place: Aalborg University, Aalborg

Deadline: 01-03-2020

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 four 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.

Description: Polymeric resin fibre reinforced materials (FRP´s or composite materials) are being used increasingly for structural applications where properties such as high strength, high stiffness and low weight are determining design parameters. The driving force behind the development and application of these materials has been the demands posed by the aerospace industry, but the use of advanced composite materials is expanding rapidly to other industrial sectors as well. Pertinent examples of this include applications for ship structures, automotive and train applications, wind turbine blades and civil engineering applications including bridge structures.

Objectives and Contents:
The purpose of the course is to present the participants with a general overview and an introduction to recent advances and modern techniques for analysis and gradient based design optimization of advanced laminated composite structures. The following topics will be treated:
• Laminae and laminates: fiber and resin materials, modelling of the laminae, classical lamination theory (CLT), shear-deformation plate theories
• Fracture and failure of composite materials - focus on failure criteria and their use
• Finite element analysis of laminated composite structures with focus on shell and solid shell formulations
• Introduction to basic concepts of gradient based structural optimization
• Parameterization choices for laminated composites (continuous fiber angles and thicknesses, lamination parameters, Discrete Material Optimization (DMO), Discrete Material and Thickness Optimization (DMTO), etc.)
• Efficient methods of Design Sensitivity Analysis for gradient based structural optimization
• Inclusion of manufacturing constraints
• Gradient based design optimization of laminated composite structures for linear and nonlinear problems including buckling problems

Course Language:
The course will be given in English.

Teaching Material:
Lecture notes will be made available for registered course attendees.
Furthermore, a Matlab skeleton script for analysis and design optimization of laminated composite plates using isoparametric finite elements is provided as basis for part of the assignments.

Course Format and Work Load:
The course will consist of a condensed session comprised of 5 full days of lectures, work on assignments, and discussions at AAU. After the course session the course participants (PhD students) are expected to solve and submit homework assignments. Diplomas will be issued on the basis of course participation and evaluation of homework assignments, and entitle Ph.D. students to 5 ECTS, corresponding to 140 hours of work load.

Participants:

Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge in mechanics of solids corresponding to undergraduate level (mechanical, aero, civil and ship/maritime engineering). The course is aimed specifically at Ph.D. students, but the course is also recommended for industrial engineers and engineering scientists. University staff and final year M.Sc. students are welcome as well. University staff, M.Sc. students and participants from industry may be exempted from the homework assignments and the course evaluation/examination. Course assignments are based on Matlab scripts, and it is expected that participants have Matlab installed. The public domain code Octave can also be used (https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/index.html).

Earlier Events:

The course has been held biannually since 2004 to 2014 as "Analysis and Design Optimisation of Laminated Composite Structures". However, since 2016 the course has been revised such that more focus is put on gradient based methods for the design optimization part, and the course assignments have thereby also been changed significantly.

Deadline for registration: 11 May 2020.

Course participation is free for national Ph.D. students and university staff. Participants from industry will be charged DKK 12,500 (DKK 2,500 pr. ECTS). International Ph.D. students and university staff get a discount of 90% and will be charged DKK 1,250.

If you are from outside Aalborg University and you wish to enroll in one of our PhD courses, you must create a profile. This is done by clicking on "create new account" and filling out the form.

For further information please contact Professor Erik Lund, Phone (+45) 9940 9312, E-mail: el@mp.aau.dk

Organizer:
Professor Erik Lund, el@mp.aau.dk

In collaboration with
DCAMM, Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (www.dcamm.dk).

Lecturers:
Erik Lund, Johnny Jakobsen and Esben Lindgaard
Department of Materials and Production, Aalborg University

Time: 25–29 May 2020

Place: Department of Materials and Production, Aalborg University, Fibigerstræde 16, DK-9220 Aalborg, Denmark.

ECTS: 5.0

Number of seats: 30

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 four 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.

Description: This PhD course introduces techniques for modeling of musculoskeletal systems based on multibody dynamics. The course takes a bottom-up approach beginning with kinematics of open and closed chains and ending with analysis of complex and anatomically realistic models. The course uses the AnyBody Modeling System throughout and contains an introduction to this system. The course contents are the following:

Monday: Kinematics

1. Degrees of freedom and constraints
2. Orientations in 3D
3. Open and closed chains
4. Forward and inverse kinematics
5. The Cartesian formulation
6. Brief intro to the AnyScript language
7. Defining and analyzing simple kinematic models in AnyBody
8. Introduction to redundant kinematics
9. Motion capture-driven models
10. Definition of force platforms

Tuesday: Kinetics
1. Dynamic equilibrium equations
2. Forward and inverse dynamics
3. Statically determinate and indeterminate systems
4. Simple kinetic analysis in AnyBody
5. Muscle recruitment
6. Definition and analysis of simple muscle systems in AnyBody
Wednesday: Muscle systems
1. Muscle kinematics
2. Muscle models
3. Calibration of muscle-tendon units
4. Creative use of muscles for balance and contact
Thursday morning: Building models with the repository
1. Repository structure
2. Models with humans in environments
3. Using toolbox templates
4. Adding GRF prediction to models
Thursday afternoon: Validation and verification
1. Direct and indirect methods
2. Validation metrics
3. Trend validation
Friday morning: Individualization of models
1. Geometrical scaling
2. Morphing
Friday afternoon:
1. Introduction of assignment

Organizer: Professor John Rasmussen, jr@mp.aau.dk
Lecturers: John Rasmussen, Mark de Zee, Michael Skipper Andersen
ECTS: 4.0
Time: 11-15 May, 2020
Place: Department of Materials and Production
Deadline: 1 May, 2020
Price: DKK 500 for non-AAU participants to cover coffee and refreshments. DKK 4000 for industrial and non-university participants.
Max. No. of participants: 30. Each participant must bring a reasonably modern laptop on which software can be installed.

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 four 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.