liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Enhancing the Swedish Defence: Development of a Modernized Hanguard for AK 4B Battle Rifle
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Product Realisation.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Product Realisation.
2023 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This master thesis report describes the development process of a modernized handguard for the AK4B battle rifle, which is the main armament for the Swedish Home Guard. The project was carried out in cooperation with ALTEN Sweden AB. The goal of the project was to develop a new, competitive handguard design and to establish a complete design documentation as a foundation for production. This documentation consisted of a final material selection, process plan with suitable manufacturing methods and engineering drawings. The project was initiated with a problem definition to establish a thorough understanding of the product to be improved and enabling a determination of aspects that might be of importance to the product development. From this, research areas could be selected and studied to acquire necessary insights to complete the project goals. The product development process implemented is mainly inspired by Ulrich & Eppinger, and includes the stages concept development, detail design and testing & refinement. Thus, well-established methodology was implemented, ensuring credibility and a qualitative result. Throughout the stages ofthe product development process, a product specification was established, before generating concepts and selecting a final candidate which were refined based on the selection of materials and elaborated process plan. Finally, a verification of the requirements was concluded using several methods to prove the performance of the product. The results presents a developed product fulfilling established requirements and includes required documentation for production. Overall, the product is considered to have great potential for customer satisfaction, and to perform well in a final testing according to military standards.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2023. , p. 74
Keywords [en]
product development, design, cad, product specification, material selection, design for manufacturing, design for assembly
Keywords [sv]
produktutveckling, design, konstruktion, försvar
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-197775ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-A--23/04580--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-197775DiVA, id: diva2:1800474
External cooperation
ALTEN Sverige AB
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2023-09-27 Created: 2023-09-26 Last updated: 2023-09-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(32268 kB)81 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 32268 kBChecksum SHA-512
d0aff0299a3c77e5eaf8ff4e205d50fd3b1fb350c6863632f4fea294fe47fc7c0a77ba9ba003b8ef912706cddcde6bdcb49dd56e4305d6981b001da868b0574f
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Danielsson, SebastianÅström, Fredrik
By organisation
Product Realisation
Mechanical Engineering

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 81 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 239 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf