PhD Thermal simulation of electric drives (f/m/d)

PhD Thermal simulation of electric drives (f/m/d)

Job ID:  7174
Company:  Volkswagen AG
Location: 

Kassel, DE, 34123

Department:  Research and Development
Career Level:  PhD students
Working Model:  Full-time
Contract Type:  Fixed-term
Remote Working:  Up to 80%
Posting Date:  Jun 27, 2024

PhD Thermal simulation of electric drives (f/m/d)

 

 

Work environment

Participate in the transformation to electromobility at Volkswagen Kassel. Become part of the development team in the field of electric drives. We are working together on the next generation of electric drives and need your support in simulation. In an interdisciplinary team of design, simulation and testing, you can help improve the performance and efficiency of electric drives.

Possible Tasks within this Role

  • Analysing and expanding existing thermal models for the pulse inverter and the electric motor
  • Developing a coupling of both models
  • Testing different methods for reduced order modeling with respect to an optimal trade-off between accuracy and efficiency
  • Using your model to answer open questions regarding energetic efficiency and thermal design of the electric drive
  • Testing different control methods for the pulse inverter

 

The final doctoral topic is defined together with the professor. The prerequisite for the cooperation is the confirmation of supervision as well as a confirmed delimitation of topics by the professor of a university or research institution entitled to confer a doctorate.

Qualification requirements

  • Good to very good university degree with eligibility for a doctorate in mechatronics, automotive engineering, electrical engineering or comparable courses
  • Knowledge and interest in virtual development and simulation-based testing
  • Very good knowledge of Matlab / Simulink or other network modelers
  • You have business-fluent knowledge of German and English (B2)
  • Your personal strengths include an analytical, solution-oriented and structured way of working

What we offer

  • Attractive salary & 30 vacation days (+ 24.12. and 31.12. off)
  • 35-hour week, flexible working hours, remote work
  • Special conditions for the purchase and leasing of vehicles
  • Free seminars on scientific work and interdisciplinary qualifications
  • Participation in the doctoral network for scientific exchange with science representatives and other doctoral candidates within the Volkswagen Group
  • subsequent possibility of permanent employment

 


Contact person for this posting: Fabian Wenzel

 

 

Work environment

Participate in the transformation to electromobility at Volkswagen Kassel. Become part of the development team in the field of electric drives. We are working together on the next generation of electric drives and need your support in simulation. In an interdisciplinary team of design, simulation and testing, you can help improve the performance and efficiency of electric drives.

Possible Tasks within this Role

  • Analysing and expanding existing thermal models for the pulse inverter and the electric motor
  • Developing a coupling of both models
  • Testing different methods for reduced order modeling with respect to an optimal trade-off between accuracy and efficiency
  • Using your model to answer open questions regarding energetic efficiency and thermal design of the electric drive
  • Testing different control methods for the pulse inverter

 

The final doctoral topic is defined together with the professor. The prerequisite for the cooperation is the confirmation of supervision as well as a confirmed delimitation of topics by the professor of a university or research institution entitled to confer a doctorate.

Qualification requirements

  • Good to very good university degree with eligibility for a doctorate in mechatronics, automotive engineering, electrical engineering or comparable courses
  • Knowledge and interest in virtual development and simulation-based testing
  • Very good knowledge of Matlab / Simulink or other network modelers
  • You have business-fluent knowledge of German and English (B2)
  • Your personal strengths include an analytical, solution-oriented and structured way of working

What we offer

  • Attractive salary & 30 vacation days (+ 24.12. and 31.12. off)
  • 35-hour week, flexible working hours, remote work
  • Special conditions for the purchase and leasing of vehicles
  • Free seminars on scientific work and interdisciplinary qualifications
  • Participation in the doctoral network for scientific exchange with science representatives and other doctoral candidates within the Volkswagen Group
  • subsequent possibility of permanent employment

 


Contact person for this posting: Fabian Wenzel

Job ID:  7174
Company:  Volkswagen AG
Location: 

Kassel, DE, 34123

Department:  Research and Development
Career Level:  PhD students
Working Model:  Full-time
Contract Type:  Fixed-term
Remote Working:  Up to 80%
Posting Date:  Jun 27, 2024

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