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Engineering Design

Research in Engineering Design at Aalto University focuses primarily in two fields: product development and mechatronics.
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The research interest in product development consists of product development methods, including conceptual design, modularisation, integrated product development processes and industrial design and design for manufacturing. Aalto University Design Factory serves as an essential research environment for our product development work.

Mechatronics represents modern machine technology as a multidisciplinary field of science, including mechanical engineering with electronics and computer control in the design and manufacture of industrial products. The aim in mechatronics design is to enhance the performance of machines, improve their price-performance ratio and increase functionality. Main research interests in mechatronics include vehicle dynamics in Arctic conditions, hybridisation of mobile machines, industrial internet-connected machines, rotating machinery, tribology and integrated fluid power systems. With respect to integrated fluid power systems, the main research interests are digital hydraulics, magnetorheological actuators, vibration control technology and wave energy applications.

Latest publications

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Production Engineering

Computationally efficient model for energy demand prediction of electric city bus in varying operating conditions

Publishing year: 2019 Energy
Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Adaptiivinen hydraulinen paineenkehitin

Publishing year: 2018
Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Recent Developments in Thermal Management of Electrified Powertrains

Publishing year: 2018 IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design

Energy Uncertainty Analysis of Electric City Buses

Publishing year: 2018 Energies
Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering

OVERVIEW OF GROUPS FORMING METHODS FOR LONG STUDENT’S PROJECT

Publishing year: 2018
Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering

A HYBRID THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH NEGATIVE PARASITIC LOSSES FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY PACKS

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Electric Bus Fleet with Various Operation Intervals

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design

Lateral and longitudinal control of bus platoon

Publishing year: 2018
Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Automatic requirements extraction, analysis, and graph representation using an approach derived from computational linguistics

Publishing year: 2018 SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design

On Faults and Diagnostics in Electrified Hydraulic Actuator Systems

Publishing year: 2018
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Shashank Arora

Shashank Arora

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher

Juuso Autiosalo

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Tua Björklund

Tua Björklund

Design Factory
Project Researcher

Olof Calonius

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Researcher

Saurabh Deo

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Kalevi Ekman

Kalevi Ekman

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor
Katja Hölttä-Otto

Katja Hölttä-Otto

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor (Associate Professor)
Jari Juhanko

Jari Juhanko

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Staff Scientist

Jyrki Kajaste

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University Teacher

Klaus Kivekäs

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Panu Kiviluoma

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Senior University Lecturer

Ville Klar

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Petri Kuosmanen

Petri Kuosmanen

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor
Markku Kuuva

Markku Kuuva

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University Lecturer

Heikki Laaki

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Tatiana Minav

Tatiana Minav

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Academy Postdoctoral Researcher
Matti Pietola

Matti Pietola

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor

Antti Ritari

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project Employee

Vesa Saikko

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Senior Scientist

Pauli Salminen

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher
Antti Surma-aho

Antti Surma-aho

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Kari Tammi

Kari Tammi

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor (Associate Professor)

Jari Vepsäläinen

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Raine Viitala

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher