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Master thesis                                                  Modelling of Creep Deformation in High-Temperature Alloys for Furnace Components (m/f/x) - Job Herzogenrath - OWI Stellenportal

Master thesis Modelling of Creep Deformation in High-Temperature Alloys for Furnace Components (m/f/x)

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We are a renowned, internationally active institute in the field of energy technology. As a research and development company, we deal with both the resource-saving use of liquid energy sources and the minimization of global and local pollutant emissions during energy production and use. We work closely with partners from industry and research, particularly in the following areas:

  •          Combustibles, fuels and lubricants   
  •          Fuel cell systems
  •           Reformers
  •           Combustion technology
  •           High temperature technology
  •           Energy storage

As part of the energy transition in Germany, the goal of sustainability for society is becoming increasingly important. This applies to increasing energy efficiency to reduce the use of primary energy. Industrial furnaces for energy intensive industries such as manufacturing of steel, non-ferrous metals, and glass, rely on strategies for maintaining the systems are developing from reactive and preventive measures to predictive, condition-based functional maintenance. Understanding how components deform due to creep, e. g. by FEM-or analytical model-based predictions, supports the furnace designers and operators in the design and operation phases.

This thesis work involves

  • Implementation of an optimized material model to describe the creep deformation under complex thermal cycling with superimposed cycles in FEM code, e. g. Ansys Workbench
  • Implementation of the creep deformation model under complex thermal cycling in a 1D simplified model in a Python-code
  • Verification of the applicability of the 1D model for the bending stress situations in the component based on the 3D FEM model, and existing experimental data

Candidate profile

  • Ongoing Master studies in Computational Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science or Physics
  • First experience with FEM modelling and/or first experience with Python project-oriented programming is beneficial
  • Reliable, careful, and independent way of working

Our offer

  • Application-oriented research work on current issues for sustainable heat supply
  • The option of immediately starting the work
  • Extensive and professional support
  • Language supervision English / German
  • A friendly, professional working atmosphere
  • A student assistant job, non-related to the thesis topic
If we have aroused your interest, please apply via our website.
In case of any questions, please contact:

Dr. Siri Harboe-Minwegen
sha@owi-aachen.de
02407/9518 - 167
Master thesis                                                  Modelling of Creep Deformation in High-Temperature Alloys for Furnace Components (m/f/x) - Job Herzogenrath - OWI StellenportalMaster thesis                                                  Modelling of Creep Deformation in High-Temperature Alloys for Furnace Components (m/f/x) - Job Herzogenrath - OWI StellenportalMaster thesis                                                  Modelling of Creep Deformation in High-Temperature Alloys for Furnace Components (m/f/x) - Job Herzogenrath - OWI Stellenportal
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