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Steer-by-wire electric/hydraulic steering for heavy duty trucks

About the company

ÅF Pöyry is an international leader within engineering, design and advisory services. We create solutions to support our customers worldwide to act on sustainability as well as the global trends of urbanisation and digitalisation. We are more than 16,000 devoted experts within the fields of infrastructure, industry and energy operating across the world to create sustainable solutions for the next generation.

Making Future.

About the job

Master Thesis Project at ÅF, Automotive R&D - Steer-by-wire electric/hydraulic steering for heavy duty trucks

Background
In Europe there is a trend of raising the gross combination weight allowed for heavy duty vehicles. With the new legislation in Sweden and Finland there will be an increased demand for four axle trucks with double front axles. Volvo is working on a steer–by-wire solution for the steering of the second front axle, which will ease the implementation for other features as well as improving the driving comfort and maneuverability of the truck.

Objective
The task is to make a specification of design criteria’s for the system and specify functionality as well as looking at the hydraulic and electric installation, such as valve control and hose and cable routing. Optimize the installation with the criteria’s in mind.

Methods
Combining literature studies and interviews with subject matter experts to determined suitable actions and functionality. Analyse existing solutions (both mechanical and steer by wire) to come up with improvements and ways to optimize the concept.

Deliverables 
A report including:

  • List design and function criteria
  • Concept evaluation
  • Technical description of the decisions made during the design process. 
  • Specification for parts / part selection analysis
  • Durability analysis for new parts 
  • Final result presentation

Concept system design, including:

  • Redundancy analysis
  • Schematic of electric and hydraulic routing

Who are you?

A master student with a passion for technology.

We offer

An exciting workplace, dedicated mentors and more than 17.000 colleagues to learn from.

Contact information

Per Axel Ohlsson
per-axel.ohlsson@afconsult.com
+46 10 505 05 97

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