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Programområdet var godt representer i årets motbakkeløp.    Gabor Sziebig og Espen Johanessen gjorde en flott innsats i årets løp, og tar vi med tidligere programområdeleder Bjørn Solvang, så må vi nok kunne si at Programområdet Industriell Teknologi er høgskolens mest sporty programområde.   Vel, det er vel ikke helt korrekt dersom vi tar med alle “stillesitterne”, men likevel en flott innsats.

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Internet based laboratory experiments for the future generation of students

On May 20, 2015 Department of Mechatronics, Optics and Mechanical Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics arranged a workshop, where Department of Industrial Engineering, of Narvik University College participated actively.

The participants were from six different countries (Brazil, China, Hungary, Norway, Pakistan and Venezuela). The topic of the international workshop was in relation with internet based experiments/laboratory exercises for mechanical engineering students.

Picture from workshop on 20th of May 2015

With the advancement in technology and being a reputable technology institute in Northern Norway, it is important for us to utilize the latest e-learning methodologies. As we have experienced from our experience that there is a constant need of the students, to organize the education to be more practical. Hence one of the solution to this problem is to increase the number of practical laboratory exercises. In most of the cases, the laboratory equipment is controlled from a computer and the analysis of the results is also done by computer, hence this form the basis to allow to the measurement to be controlled/executed from a distant place.
There is a similar trend in the industry also. Expensive and complex equipment’s producers are usually located in a distant part of the world, then where the actual machine is installed. Sometimes it is preferred to do the supervision, maintenance by remote monitoring and remote help. This results in cost reduction.

Internet based experiments/measurements can be linked with remote diagnostics which is a hot topic in industrial discussions. The Internet Based experiments/measurements could be a solution to resolve the problem to minimize the purchase of valuable equipment between the co-operating institutions. In traditional measurement setup, student are executing measurements in a sequential, seated manner but it is generally observed that most of the students do not get enough time to fully understand the experimentation, the capabilities of the equipment, because the next group is already waiting for its’ turn. Internet based measurements could be a reasonable solution for this. Nevertheless, the distant measurements could be accessed through the day, and minimizing the need of human supervisor. The department of MOEI in Budapest is already utilizing such experimental system/setups. The students get familiar with the equipment/experiment during a traditional course and the actual measurements can be executed during their preferred time even from their personnel computer. However if the number of students are quite large then the job ID, queueing and submission can be added in the e-learning system with an easy administrative system.

At the end of workshop, there was a MoU Signing Ceremony to continue cooperation between Department of Industrial Engineering at Narvik University College, Department of MOEI at BUTE, and Energy Agency non-profit organization. This agreement will hopefully lay the foundation to pursue a common objective in relation to develop and adapt new internet based measurements related with engineering experiments. This will allow student from Narvik University College to execute measurements in BUTE and vice-versa. We hope that from 2015/2016 students will also have the possibility to supervise and to measure an intelligent passive house located at the Energy Agency.

Picture from signing the agreement
From left to right:
Prof. Dr. Péter Korondi, DSc., Head of Department MOEI, BUTE
Prof. Dr. Wei Deng Solvang, Head of Department Industrial Engineering, NUC
Sándor Kasza, Executive Director, Energy Agency Public Non-profit Ltd.

More information can be read on Budapest University of Technology and Economics homepage.

The workshop was arranged as part of the project:

Collective Development of Modern Educational Methodologies in the field of Online Measurement, -Control  and Remote Monitoring Systems

EGT Financing Mechanism 2009-2014 – HU08 Scholarship Program, Contract number: EGT/156/M4-0004, http://www.eeagrants.org/

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ColdTech RT3 at the Department of Industrial Engineering have created five summer internships of 50 hours from 20th June 2015 till 20th August 2015 for students interested in the following topics,


Task 1 : Understanding and Evaluating the Performance of Step Motor and Servo Motor in Cold Climate Conditions
Task 2 : 3D Modeling and Manufacturing of an ABS Prototype for testing it’s Thermal Conductivity in Cold Climate Conditions.
Task 3 : Understanding and Practicing Icing Numerical Modeling Techniques Using CFD tools.
Task 4 : Evaluating Image Processing Technique for Detecting Ice.
Task 5 : Evaluating Anti Icing and De Icing Technique by using Resistive Foil
Task 6 : Automating Cold Room 3 Using HMI and PLC System

The relevant experience required for each task is,
Task 1 Experience : Understanding of Step Motors, Servo Motors, Microcontroller Programming
Task 2 Experience : Understanding of 3D CAD Modeling and 3D Printing
Task 3 Experience : Understanding of CFD Techniques
Task 4 Experience : Understanding of Data Acquisition (LabView or MatLab), Image Processing, Programming
Task 5 Experience : Understanding of Data Acquisition (LabView or MatLab), Programming, Electronics
Task 6 Experience : Understanding/Experience of HMI, PLC Programming, Analog/Digital Nozzles

All the students which are already enrolled in any engineering education program at HiN are encouraged to apply for this internship. If you are not interested then it will be appreciable if you forward this message to your colleagues who you think can be potentially benefited from this opportunity.

Interested students are advised to send their personnel profile alongwith a cover letter to Mr. Umair Najeeb Mughal (email : unm@hin.no) at their earliest. The deadline for this submission is 2300 hours 15th June 2015. At the successful completion of this Internship, students will be provided an Experience Certificate from the Department.

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