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WO internship: Validation of CFD models in Eindhoven

... The majority of simulations performed in industry are using Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) model because of its robustness and its computational efficiency. The drawback is on...



The majority of simulations performed in industry are using Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) model because of its robustness and its computational efficiency. The drawback is on results accuracy especially for simulations involving complex physics. It is necessary to better understand the models and the results of the simulation software used (StarCCM+) to go a step further in quantitative prediction.
The goal of this project is improve the turbulence models used at DAF CAE-engine. The candidate will start by reviewing the literature available on CFD validation. He will build models to replicate simulations from knowledge database (ERCOFTAC, NASA etc). He will improve his simulations to match as possible the reference data within  reasonable computation time.
Several problems can be investigated: heat transfer between solid and fluid, rotation, compression etc.

Start date: 01-06-2021

Jouw profiel

  • We are looking for an independent trainee with a solid background in fluid dynamics and heat transfer and with experience in CFD simulations.
  • A master student in applied physics, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering or aerospace engineering 
  • Knowledge on (diesel) engine is appreciated. Fluent English is mandatory.
  • Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.
  • Due to current COVID-19 pandemics this internship might be partially done remotely.


DAF Trucks is a truck manufacturing company. DAF products are sold and serviced throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. DAF occupies a leading position in the European truck market. DAF headquarters, main plants and development center are based in Eindhoven (The Netherlands).
The department Engine Hardware & Design is responsible for the development of new engine hardware concepts and maintaining the in-production engine families. The CAE (computer aided engineering) group has an open position for a trainee.


Wij bieden

  • A view behind the scenes at a large international corporation;
  • You will get a lot of freedom and responsibility. We are open to your initiatives and depending on the assignment you see your results back in the workplace;
  • An experienced coach and supervisor who can teach you a lot and is willing to help you with your assignment;
  • After your graduation, you will have the opportunity to start your career at DAF;
  • An internship wage of € 450,- (WO) per month on full-time base
  • A travel allowance, if you don’t have a student travel product (provided by the Dutch government);
  • A housing allowance, if you temporarily rent a room near DAF.
Each intern will have the opportunity to participate at the . During this event you will meet other interns and find out more about DAF/PACCAR!
Would you like to know more about the experiences of other students?  you can read stories of our former interns.

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