6 months ago
Thesis/Internship: Manufacturing Process Simulation for Composite Parts
Airbus Helicopters Donauwörth
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.
Description of the job
Are you looking for a final year project or a six months internship? Would you like to discover the work of a Development Engineer? Then apply now! We look forward to you joining us at the the Laboratory for Materials & Processes (LMP).
Start: July/August 2017 (or later)
Duration: 6 months
Within Airbus Helicopters we are responsible for developing methods & tools for both Non Destructive Testing and Manufacturing Process Simulation. We have interfaces to the Design Office, Production and support product development directly or through research projects. You will belong to the Manufacturing Process Simulation team, which is responsible for introducing new methods to virtually analysis the conversion of raw materials to final goods.
Internships at Airbus
Tasks & accountabilities
You will explore how simulation can contribute in an improved understanding of the influence of manufacturing on composite part design. The focus will be on distortion and its effect on subsequent assembly steps. Your task shall cover:
* Investigation of impact of design features such as curved profiles
* Joggles & beadings on global deformation behaviour of relevant helicopter parts
* Developing guidelines and/or design criteria for minimization of part distortion for selected features
* Continuous process improvement of simulating process-induced deformation
* Enrolled master student within Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering or similar field of study
* Experience with CAD & FEM tools, e.g. CATIA, HyperWorks, ABAQUS
* Fundamental understanding of composite manufacturing
* English: fluent
* German: advanced
You are a good team player, have good communication skills, and are able to work independently.