Webseite Institut für Werkstoffanwendungen im Maschinenbau der RWTH Aachen

The project:
The optimization of the contact and fatigue properties of gears is achieved through the case-hardening heat-treatment. The high temperatures and microstructural changes in the material during this process cause changes in the gear’s geometry, which have to be corrected through subsequent grinding.

Tasks:
The candidate will adapt and extend the available in-house Finite Element model for case-hardening heat-treatment to the steel 20MnCr5 based on literature data. Through analysis of the relevant boundary conditions, thermodynamical calculations and analogies with other investigated steels, the candidate will build a material model for a Finite Element simulation of the grinding of gears.

Requirements:
– Knowledge in materials science and/or continuum mechanics
– Interest in numerical simulations and Finite Element Methods
– Ideally experience with Matlab or Python programming

We offer:
A comprehensive and industry-relevant thesis in line with the latest state of this research field. The candidate will be will be part of a pleasant working environment and helpful team.

Um sich für diesen Job zu bewerben, sende deine Unterlagen per E-Mail an v.iss@iwm.rwth-aachen.de