Liselott EricsonLiselott Ericson
Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

RESEARCH GOALS: Dr. Liselott Ericson is working to decrease the soil damages from forest machines through a six-wheel pendulum armed forwarder.

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MSC RESEARCH ASSIST AWARD: Dr. Liselott and the Linköping University have been awarded Adams to simulate a forest machine's mechanical structure in Adams and hydraulic system in Hopsan using FMI.

UPDATE: Ms. Ericson and Linkoping University were able to connect their free one-dimensional fluid power simulation tool, Hopsan, to Adams through the Functional Mock-Up Interface (FMI) and successfully co-simulate the forest machine's mechanical structure in Adams and a hydraulic system in Hopsan. This research is being used to develop an energy effective system design that will serve to decrease soil damage by forest machines. Ms. Liselott presented her research at the ASME/BATH 2015 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control.

Click here to view Ms. Ericson's co-simulation process.

BIO: Liselott Ericson holds a Doctor of Philosophy at Linköping University in the subject of Fluid and Mechatronic Systems. Ericson's research interests include fluid power systems in general and especially flow pulsations and noise radiation in hydraulic pumps and motors. Ericson's current topics are hydraulic hybrids and transmission.