MSc Thesis 30 Credits – Modeling Pressure Loss in Air Intake Systems Using OpenFOAM
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.
About the job
Scania is continuously working to develop world-class air intake systems. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a vital tool for maintaining the highest quality, but as the need for simulations increases, so does the need for investigating and validating alternative software solutions in order to relieve the pressure put on the existing license park. One such alternative software is OpenFOAM, an open source CFD-tool that has the potential to satisfy this as well as reducing the total cost of licenses.
This Master’s Thesis project aims to develop models and methods for simulating pressure losses in the air intake system, using the open source CFD-tool OpenFOAM. Furthermore, it is crucial to validate the results against existing software and possibly tests. An investigation of the trade-off between time and cost savings will also be conducted and presented to the group manager at Scania.
Who are you?
Preferably a Master’s student studying Mechanical Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Engineering Physics or similar with a strong interest in technical analysis and fluid mechanics in particular. Moreover, the successful candidate takes initiative and is ready to drive the project forward independently.
Number of students: 1
Start date: January 2019
Estimated duration: 20 weeks
A unique opportunity to write your Master’s thesis in joint collaboration between two of the most popular employers in Sweden. A thesis project conducted at both Scania and ÅF will not only grant you access to the minds of enormously experienced colleagues and a peek into real engineering work, it will also give you key contacts for your future career.