The Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) is the research and development institute for aerospace in the Netherlands and has a well-known reputation on aircraft design and operations in the Netherlands and abroad. The Flight Physics & Loads Department of the NLR performs research related to aircraft aerodynamics, aircraft loads & aeroelasticity and power & heat management of aircraft.
A major topic of this department is to investigate and optimise the aircraft internal system power distribution. For this purpose NLR is setting up an aircraft simulation system. This consists of integrated models of most aircraft systems.
The main goal of this Master Thesis Research project is to contribute to the aircraft simulation system by physical model building. For this reason, the following direction of research is proposed: research and improvement of generic simulation models (quasi-stationair and dynamic) for different types of heat exchangers.
When sufficient results become available, a publication of a paper in cooperation with an NLR expert could be achieved for presenting in an international experts forum.
Master student in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Fluid Dynamics. Able to work independently. Knowledge of Matlab/Simulink is a plus.
Unfortunately, students from non-EU countries are not eligible for this graduation project.
Start: as soon as possible. Duration: 9 months.
- An inspiring high-tech aerospace-oriented working environment;
- Informal culture with room for personal initiative, in which results and commitment are important pillars;
- Personal coaching;
- Professional workplace including laptop computer;
- A compensation for general expenditures and travel expenses
The Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) is dedicated to innovation in aerospace. It is the organization in the Netherlands in the field of aerospace engineering, employing approximately 650 people; from aircraft engineers to psychologists and mathematicians to application experts.
The graduation project will by supervised by the Aerospace Electronics Development and Qualification Department.
Students who are interested can send their CV and motivation letter directly to: Kees Wijnberg, Head Flight Physics & Loads Department, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Datum : 28/03/2017
Locatie : Amsterdam
Uren : 40
Opleidingsniveau : University
Werkniveau : Master Thesis Research project
Achtergrond : Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Fluid Dynamics