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Fredrik Sikström

Universitetslektor

Staff member at Division of Production Systems.

Conducts research in engineering and technology, electrical, electronic and information engineering, production technology.


Staff member at division of production systems.

Conducts research in engineering specifically in sensor based control in welding automation


Publications


3D-Scanning for Weld Distortion Measuring

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3D-Scanning for Weld Distortion Measuring

Optical three dimensional scanning for weld distortion measurements have been performed for validation, inspection, general visualization and...

A study on change point detection methods applied to beam offset detection in laser welding

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A study on change point detection methods applied to beam offset detection in laser welding

This paper presents an experimental study where a photodiode integrated into a laser beam welding tool is used to monitor laser beam spot deviation...

Adaptive control of the filler wire rate during laser beam welding of squared butt joints with varying gap width

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Adaptive control of the filler wire rate during laser beam welding of squared butt joints with varying gap width

Adding filler wire control to autogenous laser beam welding of squared butt joints offers a means to widen up the tight fit-up tolerances associate...

Barriers for industrial implementation of in-process monitoring of weld penetration for quality control

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Barriers for industrial implementation of in-process monitoring of weld penetration for quality control

The research conducted sheds a light on the question why robust in-process monitoring and adaptive control are not fully implemented in the welding...

Beam offset detection in laser stake welding of tee joints based on photodetector sensing

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Beam offset detection in laser stake welding of tee joints based on photodetector sensing

This paper presents an experimental study where a photodetector is used in a laser beam welding tool to monitor beam deviations (beam offsets) in...

Detecting beam offsets in laser welding of closed-square-butt joints by wavelet analysis of an optical process signal

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Detecting beam offsets in laser welding of closed-square-butt joints by wavelet analysis of an optical process signal

Robotized laser beam welding of closed-square-butt joints is sensitive to the positioning of the laser beam with respect to the joint since even a...

Emissivity compensated spectral pyrometry for varying emissivity metallic measurands

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Emissivity compensated spectral pyrometry for varying emissivity metallic measurands

A novel method for converting electromagnetic spectral radiance information into emperature measurements is presented. It allows for varying spectr...

Emissivity compensated spectral pyrometry-algorithm and sensitivity analysis

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Emissivity compensated spectral pyrometry-algorithm and sensitivity analysis

In order to solve the problem of non-contact temperature measurements on an object with varying emissivity, a new method is herein described and...

Emissivity estimation for high temperature radiation pyrometry on Ti–6Al–4V

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Emissivity estimation for high temperature radiation pyrometry on Ti–6Al–4V

The paper demonstrates a versatile procedure suitable for industrial implementation of temperature measurement on a hot titanium alloy. The driving...

Evaluation of non-contact methods for joint tracking in a laser beam welding application

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Evaluation of non-contact methods for joint tracking in a laser beam welding application

The use of automated laser welding is a key enabler for resource efficient manufacturing in several industrial sectors. One disadvantage with laser...

Heat input and temperatures in welding

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Heat input and temperatures in welding

A key feature in welding is the energy supplied, in order to join the work pieces together. For all fusion welding methods, the supplied energy is ...

Improved fatigue properties of welded box beams by tailored welding procedures for high penetration fillet welds

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Improved fatigue properties of welded box beams by tailored welding procedures for high penetration fillet welds

In-process Monitoring and Control of Robotized Laser Beam Welding of Closed Square Butt Joints

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In-process Monitoring and Control of Robotized Laser Beam Welding of Closed Square Butt Joints

In robotized laser welding of technical zero gap closed square butt joints it is critical to position the laser beam correct with regardsto the...

Integration of finite element analysis and computer aided robotics for advanced programming of robotized welding

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Integration of finite element analysis and computer aided robotics for advanced programming of robotized welding

This paper describes a promising approach where finite element analysis is combined with computer aided robotics in off-line programming of advance...

Joint tracking in zero gap laser beam welding using a vision sensor

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Joint tracking in zero gap laser beam welding using a vision sensor

The paper describes a robust vision sensor system that can find very narrow gaps between metal sheets to be butt welded together. The use of...

Model based feedback control of gas tungsten arc welding : An experimental study

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Model based feedback control of gas tungsten arc welding : An experimental study

In order to obtain high structural integrity and joint performance in welding a transient heat conduction model has been utilized to design a model...

Model order reduction methods applied to a welding model

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Model order reduction methods applied to a welding model

A  finite element representation modelling transient heat conduction of gas tungsten arc welding of stainless steel is used to evaluate different...

Modeling and simulation aspects of feedback control in gas tungsten arc welding : An experimental study

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Modeling and simulation aspects of feedback control in gas tungsten arc welding : An experimental study

Modeling and simulation for welding automation

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Modeling and simulation for welding automation

Modelling and Simulation for Feedback Control of Welding

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Modelling and Simulation for Feedback Control of Welding

Monitoring of laser beam welding by a non-intrusive optical sensor system using photodiodes

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Monitoring of laser beam welding by a non-intrusive optical sensor system using photodiodes

Monitoring and control of automated laser beam welding is necessary in order to increase weld quality and to optimise the process. This paper...

Monitoring of Varying Joint Gap Width During Laser Beam Welding by a Dual Vision and Spectroscopic Sensing System

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Monitoring of Varying Joint Gap Width During Laser Beam Welding by a Dual Vision and Spectroscopic Sensing System

A vision and spectroscopic system for estimation of the joint gap width in autogenous laser beam butt welding is presented. Variations in joint gap...

Operator bias in the estimation of arc efficiency in gas tungsten arc welding

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Operator bias in the estimation of arc efficiency in gas tungsten arc welding

In this paper the operator bias in the measurement process of arc efficiency in stationary direct current electrode negative gas tungsten arc weldi...

Operator influence on the estimation of arc efficiency in gas tungsten arc welding

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Operator influence on the estimation of arc efficiency in gas tungsten arc welding

In this paper the operator bias in the measurement process of arc efficiency in stationary direct current electrode negative gas tungsten arc weldi...

Optical Methods for In-Process Monitoring of Laser Beam Welding

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Optical Methods for In-Process Monitoring of Laser Beam Welding

This paper addresses the issue of evaluating and selecting optical sensors to be integrated with a 1μm laser beam welding system. The method used f...

Optimering av effektreglering till kedjeslipverk vid Wargöns bruk

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Optimering av effektreglering till kedjeslipverk vid Wargöns bruk

Prediction of penetration in one-sided fillet welds by in-process joint gap monitoring : an experimental study

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Prediction of penetration in one-sided fillet welds by in-process joint gap monitoring : an experimental study

The challenge to predict variations in penetration depth in one-sided fillet welds during robotized gas metal arc welding has been addressed by a...

Robust vision-based joint tracking for laser welding of curved closed-square-butt joints

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Robust vision-based joint tracking for laser welding of curved closed-square-butt joints

Robotized laser beam welding of closed-square-butt joints is sensitive to how the focused laser beam is positioned in relation to the joint, and...

Role of fixture forces on distortion in gas tungsten arc welding : An experimental and modelling approach

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Role of fixture forces on distortion in gas tungsten arc welding : An experimental and modelling approach

Simulation and experiments show that the fixture clamping force has a significant influence on the structural integrity of a welded workpiece. This...

Sampled-data H∞ control applied to the choice of controller order and sampling rate

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Sampled-data H∞ control applied to the choice of controller order and sampling rate

Simulated Feedback Control of Metal Fusion Welding

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Simulated Feedback Control of Metal Fusion Welding

Simulation for Design of Automated Welding

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Simulation for Design of Automated Welding

This paper describes a promising approach where simulations were used in the design of real-time control for automated welding. A finite element...

Simulation-based feedback control of welding processes

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Simulation-based feedback control of welding processes

Fusion welding for joining of metals is an important manufacturing process widely used in industry, and very appreciated for its usefulness. This...

Spectroscopic monitoring of laser blown powder directed energy deposition of Alloy 718

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Spectroscopic monitoring of laser blown powder directed energy deposition of Alloy 718

Experimental explorations of a spectrometer system used for in-process monitoring of the laser blown powder directed energy deposition of Alloy 718...

Tools for simulation based fixture design to reduce deformation in advanced fusion welding

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Tools for simulation based fixture design to reduce deformation in advanced fusion welding

The traditional fusion welding and fixture simulations are performed using advanced finite element simulation tools, commonly used are e.g. MSC.Mar...

Vision and spectroscopic sensing for joint tracing in narrow gap laser butt welding

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Vision and spectroscopic sensing for joint tracing in narrow gap laser butt welding

The automated laser beam butt welding process is sensitive to positioning the laser beam with respect to the joint because a small offset may resul...

Vision based beam offset detection in laser stake welding of T-joints using a neural network

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Vision based beam offset detection in laser stake welding of T-joints using a neural network

This paper presents an experimental study where a vision camera integrates coaxially into a laser beam welding tool to monitor beam deviations (bea...

Vision systems for in‐process monitoring of laser beam welding

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Vision systems for in‐process monitoring of laser beam welding

This paper addresses the issue of evaluating an optical vision system to be integrated with a 1μm laser beam welding tool for process monitoring. T...

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