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WO stage: CFD study of boiling in combustion engine in Eindhoven

... CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulations are performed to improve the design of the engine (using STAR-CCM+ package) in the CAE-Engine department. Boiling might locally occur in the...



CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulations are performed to improve the design of the engine (using STAR-CCM+ package) in the CAE-Engine department.

Boiling might locally occur in the cooling fluid due to the high heat input from combustion. It changes the heat transfer at the surface when it happens. It is not possible simulate the entire multiscale phenomenon. That is why Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS)-based models are considered for their computational efficiency. 
The goal of this project is improve the boiling modelling at DAF CAE-engine. The candidate will start by reviewing the literature available on this topic. The candidate will build models to replicate simulations from tests and knowledge database (ERCOFTAC, NASA etc). The candidate will improve the simulations to match as possible the reference data within reasonable computation time. Several aspects can be investigated: fluid properties, interface geometry, interface roughness, input conditions etc

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. 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.


DAF Trucks is a  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 , 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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