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    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Life Extension of High Value Engineering Asset Based on Smart Condition Monitoring Manufacturers need to increase the availability of their engineering asset, in order to reduce unscheduled downtime and maximise the asset utilisation. This requires techniques managing maintenance and extending the asset’s life. Condition monitoring offers a predictive approach to asset maintenance, ensuring optimum asset performance while keeping downtime to a minimum. This PhD project will develop a system solution to predict the machine failure effectively and efficiently. You need to have a first class or upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification in Mechatronics, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science to apply for this post. Knowledge/experience of condition monitoring, signal processing, data analysis, programming on Matlab or other professional software are preferred. Please contact Dr Yuchun Xu (y.xu16@aston.ac.uk) with your CV for more details.

20082019
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Research Output 2008 2019

2019

A new formulation of the electric vehicle routing problem with time windows considering concave nonlinear charging function

Zuo, X., Xiao, Y., You, M., Kaku, I. & Xu, Y., 1 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 236, 117687.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

electric vehicle
Vehicle routing
Electric vehicles
routing
Linearization

Optimal mathematical programming and variable neighborhood search for k-modes categorical data clustering

Xiao, Y., Huang, C., Huang, J., Kaku, I. & Xu, Y., 29 Jan 2019, In : Pattern Recognition. 90, p. 183-195 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mathematical programming
Linear programming
Heuristic algorithms
Experiments

Summary of Cloud Robot Research

Liu, Y. & Xu, Y., 11 Nov 2019, ICAC 2019 - 2019 25th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing. Yu, H. (ed.). IEEE, p. 1-5 8895254

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Robots
Robotics
Cloud computing
2018

An autonomous system for maintenance scheduling data-rich complex infrastructure: Fusing the railways’ condition, planning and cost

Durazo-Cardenas, I., Starr, A., Turner, C. J., Tiwari, A., Kirkwood, L., Bevilacqua, M., Tsourdos, A., Shehab, E., Baguley, P., Xu, Y. & Emmanouilidis, C., 22 Feb 2018, In : Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. 89, p. 234-253 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
scheduling
German Federal Railways
Scheduling
infrastructure
Planning

Design and implementation of ergonomic risk assessment feedback system for improved work posture assessment

Mgbemena, C. E., Oyekan, J., Hutabarat, W., Xu, Y. & Tiwari, A., 4 Jul 2018, In : Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science. 19, 4, p. 431-455

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ergonomics
Risk assessment
risk assessment
ergonomics
Feedback

Development of a validation and qualification process for the manufacturing of medical devices: A case study based on cross-sector benchmarking

Xu, Y., Tiwari, A., Chen, H. C. & Turner, C. J., 1 Jan 2018, In : International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking. 8, 1, p. 79-102 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Qualification
Benchmarking
Medical devices
Manufacturing
Best practice

The Development of an Automatic Inspection System Used for the Maintenance of Rail Tunnels

Leonidas, E. & Xu, Y., 1 Sep 2018, ICAC 2018 - 2018 24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing: Improving Productivity through Automation and Computing. Ma, X. (ed.). IEEE, 8749077

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tunnel
Rails
Inspection
Tunnels
Maintenance
2017
Open Access
File
Scheduling
Internet of things
Planning
Communication

Ergonomic Assessment Tool for Real-Time Risk Assessment of Seated Work Postures

Mgbemena, C. E., Tiwari, A., Xu, Y., Oyekan, J. & Hutabarat, W., 23 Jun 2017, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Arezes, P. (ed.). Springer, p. 423-434 (Advances in Safety Management and Human Factors; vol. 604).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

Ergonomics
Risk assessment
Feedback
Health
Imaging techniques

Evaluating state of information systems failure in developing countries using ITPOSMO model

Alduraywish, Y., Xu, Y. & Salonitis, K., 23 Oct 2017, ICAC 2017 - 2017 23rd IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing: Addressing Global Challenges through Automation and Computing. IEEE, 8082032

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Developing Countries
Developing countries
Information Systems
Information systems
Organizations

Lean Implementation Frameworks: The Challenges for SMEs

Almanei, M., Salonitis, K. & Xu, Y., 11 Jul 2017, In : Procedia CIRP. 63, p. 750-755 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Industry
Prisms
Personnel
Lean production

Lean Six Sigma(LSS) practices of supply chain

Almutairi, A. M., Xu, Y. & Salonitis, K., 25 Jul 2017, In : Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. 2017, JUL, p. 218-220 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Supply chains
Six sigma
Lean Six Sigma
Supply chain
Literature review

State-of-the-art lean six sigma practices

Almutairi, A. M., Xu, Y. & Salonitis, K., 13 Apr 2017, 7th Annual Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2017. p. 5772 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Supply chains
Customer satisfaction
Developing countries
Six sigma
Lean Six Sigma

State of the art of information systems failure managements

Alduraywish, Y., Xu, Y. & Salonitis, K., 7 Sep 2017, Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXI, proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, ICMR 2017, incorporating the 32nd National Conference on Manufacturing Research. p. 509-514 6 p. (Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering; vol. 6).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Information Systems
Information systems
System failure
Critical Success Factors
Human Resources

The Role of Leadership in Implementing Lean Manufacturing

Alefari, M., Salonitis, K. & Xu, Y., 11 Jul 2017, In : Procedia CIRP. 63, p. 756-761 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Personnel
Creep
Lean production
2016

Bi-objective optimization for low-carbon product family design

Wang, Q., Tang, D., Yin, L., Salido, M. A., Giret, A. & Xu, Y., 1 Oct 2016, In : Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 41, p. 53-65 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Product Family
Carbon
Gas emissions
Greenhouse gases
Optimization

Gesture Detection Towards Real-Time Ergonomic Analysis for Intelligent Automation Assistance

Mgbemena, C. E., Oyekan, J., Tiwari, A., Xu, Y., Fletcher, S., Hutabarat, W. & Prabhu, V., 10 Jul 2016, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing: Managing the Enterprise of the Future. Schlick, C. & Trzcieliński, S. (eds.). Springer, p. 217-228 Chapter 20. (Advances in Ergonomics of Manufacturing: Managing the Enterprise of the Future; vol. 490).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

Open Access
File
Ergonomics
Automation
Data acquisition
Adaptive boosting
Risk assessment

Improving Just-in-Time Manufacturing Operations by Using Internet of Things Based Solutions

Xu, Y. & Chen, M., 16 Nov 2016, In : Procedia CIRP. 56, p. 326-331 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Acoustic waves
Planning
Internet of things
Communication

Remanufacturing and Whole-Life Costing of Lightweight Components

Xu, Y., Sanchez, J. F. & Njuguna, J., 19 Feb 2016, Lightweight Composite Structures in Transport: Design, Manufacturing, Analysis and Performance. Elsevier, p. 373-383 11 p. Chapter 15

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Costs
2015
Open Access
File
Process planning
Scheduling
Energy utilization
Multiobjective optimization
Product design

Integrating through-life engineering service knowledge with product design and manufacture

Masood, T., Roy, R., Harrison, A., Xu, Y., Gregson, S. & Reeve, C., 2 Jan 2015, In : International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing. 28, 1, p. 59-74 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Product design
Feedback
Knowledge management
Life cycle

Towards lean transformation: The analysis of lean implementation frameworks

Chay, T. F., Xu, Y. C., Tiwari, A. & Chay, F. S., 7 Sep 2015, In : Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. 26, 7, p. 1031-1052 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Personnel
Lean production
2014

A variable neighborhood search with an effective local search for uncapacitated multilevel lot-sizing problems

Xiao, Y., Zhang, R., Zhao, Q., Kaku, I. & Xu, Y., 16 May 2014, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 235, 1, p. 102-114 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Variable Neighborhood Search
Lot Sizing
Local Search
Search Algorithm
Depth-first Search

Cost modelling to support optimised selection of End-of-Life options for automotive components

Xu, Y., Sanchez, J. F. & Njuguna, J., 2014, In : International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 73, 1-4, p. 399-407 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Costs
Economics
Crankshafts
Recycling
Plastics

Develop a cost model to evaluate the economic benefit of remanufacturing based on specific technique

Xu, Y. & Feng, W., 1 Dec 2014, In : Journal of Remanufacturing. 4, 1, 4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Economics
economics
cost
Costs
3D printers

Knowledge tracing modeling for product design knowledge management

Zhang, D. M., Yin, Z. C. & Xu, Y. C., 2014, Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Energy III. Vol. 483. p. 506-509 4 p. (Applied Mechanics and Materials; vol. 483).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Knowledge management
Product design
Computer simulation
Product development
Processing
2013

Configuration management in aerospace industry

Xu, Y., Malisetty, M. K. & Round, M., 2013, In : Procedia CIRP. 11, p. 183-186 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Aerospace industry
2012

A framework for design knowledge management and reuse for Product-Service Systems in construction machinery industry

Zhang, D., Hu, D., Xu, Y. & Zhang, H., May 2012, In : Computers in Industry. 63, 4, p. 328-337 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knowledge management
Machinery
Industry
Product design
Information management

Cost engineering for manufacturing: Current and future research

Xu, Y., Elgh, F., Erkoyuncu, J. A., Bankole, O., Goh, Y., Cheung, W. M., Baguley, P., Wang, Q., Arundachawat, P., Shehab, E., Newnes, L. & Roy, R., 1 Apr 2012, In : International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing. 25, 4-5, p. 300-314 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Cost engineering
Costs
Engineering research
Operating costs
Life cycle

Development of a fuel consumption optimization model for the capacitated vehicle routing problem

Xiao, Y., Zhao, Q., Kaku, I. & Xu, Y., Jul 2012, In : Computers and Operations Research. 39, 7, p. 1419-1431 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vehicle routing
Vehicle Routing Problem
Optimization Model
Fuel consumption
Simulated Annealing Algorithm

Process mining: From theory to practice

Turner, C. J., Tiwari, A., Olaiya, R. & Xu, Y., Jun 2012, In : Business Process Management Journal. 18, 3, p. 493-512 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Process mining
Business process
Future directions
Vendors
Comparative analysis
2011

Development of a process based product design knowledge reuse system

Zhang, D., Hu, D. & Xu, Y., 2011, Proceedings - 2011 8th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, FSKD 2011. Vol. 2. p. 1271-1274 4 p. 6019679

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Product Design
Product design
Reuse
Design Process
Life cycle
2010

A framework for ontology-based product design knowledge management

Zhang, D., Hu, D. & Xu, Y., 2010, Proceedings - 2010 7th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, FSKD 2010. Vol. 4. p. 1751-1755 5 p. 5569405

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Knowledge Management
Product Design
Knowledge management
Product design
Ontology

Human resources allocation for aircraft maintenance with predefined sequence

Huang, Z., Chang, W., Xiao, Y., Xu, Y. & Liu, R., Dec 2010, In : Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics. 21, 6, p. 1008-1013 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resource allocation
Aircraft
Personnel
Genetic algorithms
Costs
2008

A generic life cycle cost modeling approach for aircraft system

Xu, Y., Wang, J., Tan, X., Curran, R., Raghunathan, S., Doherty, J. & Gore, D., 1 Dec 2008, Collaborative Product and Service Life Cycle Management for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2008. p. 251-258 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Life cycle
Aircraft
Costs
Cost effectiveness

An ultra-sonic pulse technique for monitoring the properties of polymethyl methacrylate bone cement

Dunne, N., Hagan, C., Xu, Y. & Orr, J., 1 Dec 2008, 8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008. Vol. 4. 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Life cycle cost modeling for aircraft wing using object-oriented systems engineering approach

Xu, Y., Wang, J., Tan, X., Early, J., Curran, R., Raghunathan, S., Doherty, J. & Gore, D., 1 Dec 2008, 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit. 2008-1118

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Systems engineering
Life cycle
Costs
Aircraft