Lars Lindkvist

Docent at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Lars Lindkvist is associate professor in product and production development. His research is about creating methods and tools for simulation and evaluation of geometrical robustness and the effect of variation on product performance. This work includes industrial design aspects, visualization, robust design, variation simulation, optimization, assembly modeling and analysis, and inspection preparation. The research is done in close collaboration with the industry. A number of the research results have been implemented in commercial software products that are used by international companies.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2016–2021

Smart Assembly 4.0

Rikard Söderberg Product and Production Development
Kristina Wärmefjord Product Development
Lars Lindkvist Product Development
Bengt Lennartson Automation
Johan Carlson Product Development
Roham Sadeghi Tabar Product Development
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)

2012–2016

LOw COst Manufacturing and Assembly of Composite and Hybrid Structures (LOCOMACHS)

Rikard Söderberg Product and Production Development
Ilker Erdem Production Systems
Kristina Wärmefjord Product Development
Lars Lindkvist Product Development
European Commission (FP7)

2011–2013

Effektiva värdekedjor för framtagning av premiumprodukter

Rikard Söderberg Product and Production Development
Kristina Wärmefjord Product Development
Lars Lindkvist Product Development
VINNOVA

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Publications

2017

Toward a Digital Twin for real-time geometry assurance in individualized production

Rikard Söderberg, Kristina Wärmefjord, Johan Carlson et al
CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology. Vol. 66 (1), p. 137-140
Journal article
2017

Inspection Data to Support a Digital Twin for Geometry Assurance

Kristina Wärmefjord, Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist et al
Proc. ASME IMECE. Vol. 2
Paper in proceedings
2016

Variation Analysis considering manual assembly complexity in a CAT tool.

Mikael Rosenqvist, Ann-Christine Falck, Lars Lindkvist et al
14th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing, CAT 2016; Gothenburg; Sweden; 18 May 2016 through 20 May 2016. Vol. 43, p. 94-99
Paper in proceedings
2016

Towards Simulation of Geometrical Effects of Laser Tempering of Boron Steel before Self-Pierce Riveting

SOFFÍA ARNÞRÚÐUR GUNNARSDÓTTIR, Alejandro Rodriguez Basurto, Kristina Wärmefjord et al
Procedia CIRP. 6th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems, CATS 2016; Gothenburg; Sweden; 16-18 May 2016. Vol. 44, p. 304-309
Paper in proceedings
2016

Welding of non-nominal geometries – physical tests

Kristina Wärmefjord, Rikard Söderberg, Mikael Ericsson et al
Procedia CIRP. Vol. 43, p. 136-141
Paper in proceedings
2016

Joining in Nonrigid Variation Simulation

Kristina Wärmefjord, Rikard Söderberg, Björn Lindau et al
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2016

Virtual Geometry Assurance Process and Toolbox

Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist, Kristina Wärmefjord et al
Procedia CIRP - 14th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing. Vol. 43, p. 3-12
Paper in proceedings
2016

Variation Simulation of Dissimilar Materials Using Clip Fasteners

Kristina Wärmefjord, Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2016). Vol. 2
Paper in proceedings
2016

Variation Simulation of Dissimilar Materials Using Clip Fasteners

Kristina Wärmefjord, Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2016). Vol. 2
Paper in proceedings
2016

Geometry Assurance Integrating Process Variation with Simulation of Spring-In for Composite Parts and Assemblies

Cornelia Jareteg, Kristina Wärmefjord, Christoffer Cromvik et al
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. Vol. 16 (3), p. Article Number: 031003 -
Journal article
2015

Efficient Contact Modeling in Nonrigid Variation Simulation

Björn Lindau, Samuel C Lorin, Lars Lindkvist et al
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. Vol. 16 (1)
Journal article
2015

Challenges Moving from Physical into Virtual Verification of Sheet Metal Assemblies

Björn Lindau, Mikael Rosenqvist, Lars Lindkvist et al
Paper in proceedings
2015

Variation simulation of stress during assembly of composite parts

Rikard Söderberg, Kristina Wärmefjord, Lars Lindkvist
CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology. Vol. 64 (1), p. 17-20
Journal article
2014

Using Morphing Techniques in Early Variation Analysis

Ola S Wagersten, Björn Lindau, Lars Lindkvist et al
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. Vol. 14 (1), p. Art. no. 011007-
Journal article
2014

Method for Handling Model Growth in Nonrigid Variation Simulation of Sheet Metal Assemblies

Björn Lindau, Kristina Wärmefjord, Lars Lindkvist et al
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. Vol. 14 (3)
Journal article
2014

Tolerance plugin module in integrated design

Rikard Söderberg, Kristina Wärmefjord, Lars Lindkvist
Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference. Vol. 3 B, p. Article number V03BT03A009-
Paper in proceedings
2014

Using Morphing Techniques in Early Variation Analysis

Ola S Wagersten, Björn Lindau, Lars Lindkvist et al
Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2013. Vol. 4
Paper in proceedings
2014

Simulation of non-nominal welds by resolving the melted zone and its implication to variation simulation

Samuel C Lorin, Christoffer Cromvik, Fredrik Edelvik et al
Paper in proceedings
2014

Variation Simulation of Stresses Using the Method of Influence Coefficients

Samuel C Lorin, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. Vol. 14 (1), p. 7-
Journal article
2014

Geometry Assurance Integrating Process Variation with Simulation of Spring-in for Composite Parts and Assemblies

Cornelia Jareteg, Kristina Wärmefjord, Christoffer Cromvik et al
Proc. of ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. Vol. 2A
Paper in proceedings
2014

Geometrical robustness analysis considering manual assembly complexity

Mikael Rosenqvist, Ann-Christine Falck, Lars Lindkvist et al
5th CATS 2014 - CIRP Conference on Assembly Systems and Technologies, 20141112-13. Vol. 23 (C), p. 98-103
Paper in proceedings
2014

Variation simulation for composite parts and assemblies including variation in fiber orientation and thickness

Cornelia Jareteg, Kristina Wärmefjord, Rikard Söderberg et al
Procedia CIRP CATS 2014. 5th CATS 2014 - CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems. Vol. 23 (C), p. 235-240
Paper in proceedings
2014

Form Division for Welded Aero Components in Platform-Based Development

Kristina Wärmefjord, Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Journal of Aerospace Engineering. Vol. 28 (5)
Journal article
2014

Decoupled fixturing strategies for minimized geometrical variation during cutting of stamped parts

Kristina Wärmefjord, Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture. Vol. 228 (11), p. 1401-1408
Journal article
2014

Variation simulation for composite parts and assemblies including variation in fiber orientation and thickness

Cornelia Jareteg, Kristina Wärmefjord, Rikard Söderberg et al
Procedia CIRP CATS 2014. 5th CATS 2014 - CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems. Vol. 23 (C), p. 235-240
Paper in proceedings
2014

Variation Simulation of Welded Assemblies Using a Thermo-Elastic Finite Element Model

Samuel C Lorin, Christoffer Cromvik, Johan Carlson et al
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. Vol. 14 (3), p. Art. no. 031003-
Journal article
2014

On the robustness of the volumetric shrinkage method in the context of variation simulation

Samuel C Lorin, Christoffer Cromvik, Fredrik Edelvik et al
Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. Vol. 2A
Paper in proceedings
2014

Variation Simulation of Stresses using the Method Of Influence Coefficients

Samuel C Lorin, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. Vol. 4
Paper in proceedings
2014

Using Morphing Techniques in Early Variation Analysis

Ola S Wagersten, Björn Lindau, Lars Lindkvist et al
Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2013. Vol. 4
Paper in proceedings
2013

Variation simulation of welded assemblies using a thermo-elastic finite element model

Samuel C Lorin, Christoffer Cromvik, Fredrik Edelvik et al
Paper in proceedings
2013

Statistical shape modeling in virtual assembly using PCA-technique

Björn Lindau, Lars Lindkvist, Alf Andersson et al
Journal of Manufacturing Systems. Vol. 32 (3 (speical issue)), p. 456-463
Journal article
2013

A Method to Optimize Geometric Quality and Motion Feasibility of Assembly Sequences

D. Spensieri, Stig Larsson, Lars Lindkvist et al
Product Lifecycle Management: Geometric Variations, p. 191-208
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2013

Prediction of geometrical variation of forged and stamped parts for assembly variation simulation

Kristina Wärmefjord, Rikard Söderberg, Peter Ottosson et al
Paper in proceedings
2013

Towards Non-FEA-Based Deformation Methods for Evaluating Perceived Quality of Split-Lines

Ola S Wagersten, Casper Wickman, Lars Lindkvist et al
Journal of Engineering Design. Vol. 24 (9), p. 623-639
Journal article
2013

Simulation of the effect of geometrical variation on assembly and holding forces

Kristina Wärmefjord, Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
International Journal of Product Development. Vol. 18 (1), p. 88-108
Journal article
2013

Simulation of Variation in Assembly Forces Due to Variation in Spot Weld Position

Kristina Wärmefjord, Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Paper in proceedings
2013

Aspects of fixture clamp modeling in non-rigid variation simulation of sheet metal assemblies

Björn Lindau, Kristina Wärmefjord, Lars Lindkvist et al
Paper in proceedings
2013

Non-nominal path planning for robust robotic assembly

Johan Carlson, Domenico Spensieri, Rikard Söderberg et al
Journal of Manufacturing Systems. Vol. 32 (3), p. 429-435
Journal article
2013

Combining Variation Simulation With Thermal Expansion Simulation for Geometry Assurance

Samuel C Lorin, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg et al
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. Vol. 13 (3), p. artikel nr 031007-
Journal article
2013

Squeak & Rattle simulation at Volvo Car Corporation using the E-LINE™ method

Jens Weber, Patrik Sabiniarz, Casper Wickman et al
Paper in proceedings
2012

Geometrical Coupling Analysis to Reduce Complete Assembly Line Complexity

Peter Edholm, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2012, November 9-15, 2012, Houston, Texas, USA. Vol. 3 (PARTS A, B, AND C), p. 89-96
Paper in proceedings
2012

Minimizing Geometric Variation in Multiusage Assembly Line by Geometrical Decoupling

Peter Edholm, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2011, November 11-17, 2011, Denver, Colorado, USA. Vol. 3, p. 63-71
Paper in proceedings
2012

Using Forming Simulation Results In Virtual Assembly Analysis

Björn Lindau, Alf Andersson, Lars Lindkvist et al
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2012 (PARTS A, B, AND C), p. 31-38
Paper in proceedings
2012

The influence of spot weld position variation on geometrical quality

Rikard Söderberg, Kristina Wärmefjord, Lars Lindkvist et al
CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology. Vol. 61 (1), p. 13-16
Journal article
2012

Non-nominal path planning for increased robustness of robotized assembling processes

Domenico Spensieri, Johan Carlson, Robert Bohlin et al
Paper in proceedings
2012

Body in White Geometry Measurements of Non-Rigid Components: a Virtual Perspective

Björn Lindau, Alf Andersson, Lars Lindkvist et al
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2012. Vol. 5, p. 497-505
Paper in proceedings
2012

Statistical shape modeling in virtual assembly using PCA-technique

Björn Lindau, Alf Andersson, Lars Lindkvist et al
Technologies and Systems for Assembly Quality, Productive and Customization; ed. by Jack S. Hu; Proceedings of the 4th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems May 21 - 22, 2012, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, p. 119 - 124
Paper in proceedings
2012

COMBINING VARIATION SIMULATION WITH THERMAL EXPANSION FOR GEOMETRY ASSURANCE

Samuel C Lorin, Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist et al
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2012. Vol. 5, p. 477-485
Paper in proceedings
2012

SIMULATING PART AND ASSEMBLY VARIATION FOR INJECTION MOLDED PARTS

Samuel C Lorin, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2012. Vol. 5, p. 487-496
Paper in proceedings
2011

Geometry robustness evaluation for common parts in platform architecture

Peter Edholm, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
International Journal of Shape Modeling. Vol. 16 (1&2), p. 129-150
Journal article
2011

Parameters Influencing the Perception of Geometrical Deviations in a Virtual Environment

Karin Nordvall, Ola S Wagersten, Sebastian Tafuri et al
Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 28-31, Washington, DC. Vol. 9, p. 1105-1114
Paper in proceedings
2010

Optimizing Locator Position to Maximize Robustness in Critical Product Dimensions

Johan Lööf, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2009, August 30 - September 2, 2009, San Diego, California, USA, p. 515-522
Paper in proceedings
2010

Strategies for Optimization of Spot Welding Sequence with Respect to Geometrical Variation in Sheet Metal Assemblies

Kristina Wärmefjord, Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 12-18, 2010. (PARTS A AND B), p. 569-577
Paper in proceedings
2010

Variation Simulation of Spot Welding Sequence for Sheet Metal Assemblies

Kristina Wärmefjord, Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Paper in proceedings
2010

A Method for Improving Dental Crown Fit-Increasing the Robustness

Timo Kero, Rikard Söderberg, Matts Andersson et al
International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences. Vol. 1 (3), p. 185-192
Journal article
2010

Geometry robustness evaluation for common parts in platform architecture

Peter Edholm, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, TMCE 2010. April 12–16, 2010, Ancona, Italy. Vol. 2, p. 1003-1012
Paper in proceedings
2010

Variation Feedback and 3D Visualization of Geometrical Inspection Data

Fredrik Wandebäck, Rikard Söderberg, Johan Carlson et al
Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE, August 30 - September 2, 2009, San Diego, California, USA. Vol. 8, p. 197-208
Paper in proceedings
2009

A method to optimize geometrical quality and motion feasibility of assembly sequences

Domenico Spensieri, Johan Carlson, Lars Lindkvist et al
Paper in proceedings
2008

Improving Decision Making by Simulating and Visualizing Geometrical Variation in Non-rigid Assemblies

Rikard Söderberg, Casper Wickman, Lars Lindkvist
CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology. Vol. 57 (1), p. 175-178
Journal article
2008

Tolerance Simulation of Compliant Sheet Metal Assemblies Using Automatic Node-Based Contact Detection

Kristina Wärmefjord, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, October 31- November 6, 2008, Boston, USA, p. 35-44
Paper in proceedings
2008

Secure Variation along a Robot Path using Discrete Tolerance Allocation Optimization

Johan Lööf, Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Paper in proceedings
2007

VARIATION SIMULATION TOOLKIT FOR VIRTUAL VERIFICATION OF DENTAL DRILL-GUIDED SURGERIES

Timo Kero, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg et al
III INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON COMPUTATIONAL BIOENGINEERING, p. 333-338
Paper in proceedings
2007

Envelope of Rotating Parts Based on Motion and Variation Simulation Data

Johan Lööf, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
Journal article
2007

Variation Analysis Toolbox for Non-Nominal Path Planning for Industrial Robots

Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg, Johan Carlson
ASME IMECE 2007, November 11-15, 2007, Seattle, Washington, USA (IMECE2007-43376)
Paper in proceedings
2007

Variation simulation of sheet metal assemblies using the method of influence coefficients with contact modeling

Stefan Dahlström, Lars Lindkvist
Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME. Vol. 129 (3), p. 615-622
Journal article
2007

Process Optimization Regarding Geometrical Variation and Sensitivity Involving Dental Drill- and Implant-Guided Surgeries

Timo Kero, Rikard Söderberg, Matts Andersson et al
International Journal of Biomedical Sciences. Vol. 2 (4), p. 237-243
Journal article
2006

Virtual Geometry Assurance For Effective Product Realisation

Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist, Johan Carlson
Conference contribution
2006

Computer-aided robustness analysis for compliant assemblies

Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist, Stefan Dahlström
Journal of Engineering Design. Vol. 17 (5), p. 411-428
Journal article
2006

Form division in automobile design - linking design and manufacturability

Andreas Dagman, Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Design 2006 9th International Design Conference, May 15-18, 2006, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Editor Marjanovic´, D. Vol. 1, p. 495-502
Paper in proceedings
2006

Visualization of Motion Envelope of Parts and Assemblies Based on Simulation or Measurement Data

Johan Lööf, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
Paper in proceedings
2006

Managing Physical Dependencies through Location System Design

Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist, Johan Carlson
Journal of Engineering Design. Vol. 17 (2)
Journal article
2006

Visualization of Motion Envelope of Parts and Assemblies Based on Simulation or Measurement Data

Johan Lööf, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
Paper in proceedings
2006

Visualization of Variation in Early Design Phases: A Convex Hull Approach

Johan Lööf, Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Proceedings of The Design 2006 9th International Design Conference, May 15-18, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Vol. 2, p. 905-912
Paper in proceedings
2005

Virtual Locator Trimming in Pre-Production-Rigid and Non-Rigid Analysis

Lars Lindkvist, Johan Carlson, Rikard Söderberg
2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2005; Orlando, FL; United States; 5 November 2005 through 11 November 2005. Vol. 16-1, p. 561-568
Paper in proceedings
2005

Non-nominal Path Planning of Assembly Processes

Johan Carlson, Rikard Söderberg, Robert Bohlin et al
Paper in proceedings
2005

Practical Implications in Tolerance Analysis of Sheet Metal Assemblies

Stefan Dahlström, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
Conference contribution
2003

Computer Aided Tolerance Chain and Sensitivity Analysis

Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
Journal of Engineering Design. Vol. 14 (1), p. 17-39
Journal article
2003

Geometrical Inspection Point Reduction Based on Combined Cluster and Sensitivity Analysis

Johan Carlson, Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Paper in proceedings
2003

Automated seam variation and stability analysis for automotive body design

Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
GEOMETRIC PRODUCT SPECIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: INTEGRATION OF FUNCTIONALITY, p. 255-264
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2002

Stability and Seam Variation Analysis for Automobile Body Design

Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Journal of Engineering Design. Vol. 13 (2)
Journal article
2002

Geometrical Coupling Analysis in Assembly Design

Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Conference contribution
2001

Automated Seam Variation and Stability Analysis in Automobile Body Design

Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Conference contribution
2001

Automated seam variation and stability analysis for automotive body design

Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Paper in proceedings
2000

Tool for Assembly Locating Scheme Definition

Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
Paper in proceedings
2000

Robust Design and Tolerancing from Concept to Detail Design

Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Conference contribution
2000

Multi-Fixture Assembly System Diagnosis Based on Part and Subassembly Measurement Data

Johan Carlson, Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
Paper in proceedings
1999

Computer Aided Assembly Robustness Evaluation

Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Journal of Engineering Design. Vol. 10 (2), p. 165-181
Journal article
1999

Two-Step Procedure for Robust Design Using CAT Technology

Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
Conference contribution
1999

Concurrent Robust Product and Process Design

Lars Lindkvist, Rikard Söderberg
Paper in proceedings