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Utveckling av detaljer för innovativ stålkonstruktion: Produktdesign med fokus på funktionalitet, enkelhet och ergonomi
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This master’s thesis is implemented at the company Mecon AB, a Luleå-located consulting firm. They have substantial expertise in consulting and engineering with specialization in industry. Mecon AB has recently designed an industrial steel building from scratch, using a completely new idea of design. Four construction parts needed development and improvement. This applies in particular assemblage of parts that needed to be functional in terms of providing a secure retention of the parts, allowing simple, time-efficient and safe assemblage. In addition, it also concerns offering a design that clearly shows how the assembly should be performed, allowing functional, safe and ergonomic for the person who is assembling. The overall structure, in terms of the current steel construction, involves an entirely new way of working with constructions. Therefore, the construction parts should preferably also be innovative in their design and function. Studies about industrial design engineering, product development and other relevant theory for this project were made early and were continuing throughout the whole project. It covered: innovation, ergonomics, simplicity, usability, work environment, materials, steel construction, safety, health etc. Needfinding using interviews was performed to identify and define the needs in the current project. It also gave new insights in what needs the new conceptual parts are to fulfil. Based on this a problem definition could be done, which resulted in a Product Design Specification (PDS). Creative methods are used to come up with ideas to solve the identified problems and the needs. CAD models were made in the concept development phase since it is an easy and convenient way to reflect and test the concepts functions. The PDS was used as a method for selecting concept for further work in detail design. In detail design material selection and some strength calculations was made to indicate the strength of the construction details. Drawings have also been completed for each construction details and provides detailed measurements and welding for each assemble. Finally, an implementation of the construction details done, primarily used for animation. A final result for each construction detail is presented, described and positioned against the theory. Some more calculations and a complete implementation are recommended to do before manufacturing. The developed construction details are innovative, functional, safe and ergonomic. They contribute to a completely new way of ridge and brace buildings. In addition, a fall protection and a completely new and safe hook have also been developed. The construction details contribute to a safer workplace and the risk of injuries and burnout decreases. They have a simple design, with few parts, which makes them easy to handle, assemble and manufacture. The details increase efficiency and reduce costs and contribute to sustainable development through durability while they can be used in other contexts. They are easy to manufacture, which is cost-efficient and is relevant for all companies. It helps to strength the added value of Mecon AB and their products. This leads to the conclusion, the four construction parts fulfill the requirements, needs and preferences defined in this project. A CAD-model, drawings, and animations of each construction detail, have been delivered to the clients.KEYWORDS: Industrial design engineering, product development, steel construction, work health environment, safety, efficiency, manufacture, assemble, innovation, sustainable development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 90 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Teknik, Teknisk design, hållbar utveckling, produktutveckling, stålkonstruktion, arbetsmiljö, säkerhet, effektivitet, tillverkning, montage, innovation
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-47847Local ID: 559a6b0b-638b-4eb1-8a6b-414e5b577e9bOAI: diva2:1021176
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Industrial Design Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20151027 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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