Background and activities

Fields of Expertise:

Engineering design in practice and engineering design methodology
Lean Product Development
Development of Product programs
Concurrent Engineering
Automotive light weight design
Innovative Technologies in Food Industries
Mechatronics

Research:

My research interests at the time being are engineering design methodology with a focus on:

  • Innovation

I have received my PhD from Trondheim, NTH - The Norwegian Institute of Technology. After a period as research scientist at SINTEF (The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Norwegian Institute of Technology), I was appointed as associate professor of Enginering Design at NTNU, first at the dep. of Product Design, later at the dep. of Product Development and Materials - IPM. Head of department at IPM from 2002 to 2005. Now I'm at the dep. of mechanical engineering an logistics.

Teaching:

  • TMAS2006 - Machine elements 1
  • TMAS2008 - Manufacturing

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

  • Deb, A.; Mahendrakumar, M.S.; Chavan, C.; Karve, J.; Blankenburg, Detlef; Støren, Sigurd. (2004) Design of an aluminium-based vehicle platform for front impact safety. International Journal of Impact Engineering. vol. 30.

Part of book/report

  • Blankenburg, Detlef; Kristensen, Kjetil; Aasland, Knut Einar; Sivertsen, Ole Ivar. (2013) Virtual Obeya: Collaborative Tools And Approaches To Boost The Use Of Simulators In Concept. Proceedings 27th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation ECMS 2013, May 27th - May 30th, 2013, Ålesund, Norway.
  • Kristensen, Kjetil; Aasland, Knut Einar; Blankenburg, Detlef; Sivertsen, Ole Ivar. (2013) Virtual Obeya: Collaborative Tools and Approaches Addressing Sources of Waste in Lean Engineering. 19th ICE & IEEE-ITMC International Conference Responsible Innovation and Entrepreneurship Book of Abstracts 24-26 June 2013 The Hague, the Netherlands.
  • Aasland, Knut Einar; Blankenburg, Detlef. (2012) An analysis of the uses and properties of the Obeya. Conference proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation.
  • Aasland, Knut Einar; Blankenburg, Detlef. (2012) Interactive Video Teaching of CAD Software. Proceedings of IWAMA 2012 - The Second International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation.
  • Aasland, Knut Einar; Blankenburg, Detlef. (2012) Virtualizing the Obeya. Proceedings of The Ninth Norddesign Conference, 2012.