Lightweight materials (like e.g. plastic, CFRP etc.) are being used more and more in the automotive industry, to contribute to the improving fuel economy of our cars. It is important to consider the higher (geometrical/material) dispersion of these materials and the impact on the dispersion of the full-vehicle dynamic performance.
You will contribute to a research project where we aim to develop new CAE methods taking into account the higher dispersion effect of the new lightweight materials on low-frequency NV (Noise and Vibration) performance. More specifically you will support the development of stochastic methods for NV target setting and performance development. This will include:
You are pursuing your master in mechanical or acoustical engineering, and have a strong affinity with mathematical and physical modelling. You are interested in cars and sound/acoustics. You feel confident with finite element analysis with Nastran. Knowledge of Noise & vibration testing (Test.Lab) is a plus. You have a good English capability and you are eager to work in a multi-cultural environment.