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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.

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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
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
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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
2017
Open Access
File
Scheduling
Internet of things
Planning
Communication

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

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

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
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
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
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
2010

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