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Ref. No:  BE-2019-072KUL
Country: Belgium
Company information

Employer: Flanders Make
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Business or product: research for the manufacturing industry
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Website: http://www.flandersmake.be
Working place: Leuven, Belgium
Nearest internat. airport: Brussels
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Number of employees: 100
Working hours per week: 38.0
Daily working hours: 7.6

Student required

General discipline: Computer and Information Sciences
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Field of study: Computer and Information Sciences, General; Computer Programming, Specific Applications; Computer Science; Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Study level:
Previous training: No
Language required for training:
English excellent
Other requirements:
• Result oriented, responsible and proactive;
• A good communicator, able to communicate in English;
• Eager to learn and a team player.

Student status obligatory: please include a Certificate of Enrolment with your nomination.
If trainee has non-EEA/Swiss nationality: maximum duration is 90 days.

Work offered

Kind of work:
Optimal hybrid driveline synthesis using Jupyter

Due to ever more stringent regulations, car manufacturers are exploring the possibilities of hybrid fuel-electrical drivelines. Well known examples are the series and parallel hybrid architecture.
Yet, the number of combinations that can be generated by combining existing driveline components (electrical/combustion engines, gearboxes, CVTs, hydraulical/electrical/chemical storage elements, ...) is so large (typically > 10^5) that designers cannot model and analysis them wrt. performance, cost, etc. manually anymore.
Computational Design Synthesis (CDS) is the difficult word that some people use to refer to describe the process of using computation power to help in creating and evaluating the possible component combinations and selecting the set of most promising design candidates.

The goal of this internship is to trade-off Flanders Make's current software tools for the CDS of hybrid drivelines (implemented in matlab/simulink), with some open source new-kids-on-the-block :
• Languages (python, julia . ...) and their specific extensions for optimisation;
• browser-based designer interfaces such as JupyterLab .

Trade-off criteria will be visualisation capabilities, ease-of-parallellisation and high-performance computing, designer UI experience, ...

Learning target :

You will learn about the fundamentals of Computational Design Synthesis and optimisation.
Category: Research and development
Number of weeks offered: min. 17 | max. 26
Within period: from 01.03.2019 to 31.10.2019
Work closed:
Gross pay: 200 EUR per week
Max. deduction to be expected: 0


Lodging will be arranged by: IAESTE
Canteen facilities available at work: No
Estimated cost of lodging: 100 EUR per week
Estimated cost of living incl. lodging: 200 EUR per week

Additional information

Deadline for nomination: 21.04.2019
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