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Thesis - Development of Electro-Chemical-Mechanical Battery Models 

Master Thesis

 

The automotive industry's role in curbing carbon emissions and addressing climate change is vital. Electric vehicles offer an efficient and eco-friendly transportation solution. Understanding automotive batteries is key to enhancing their performance and reliability. Electro-chemical-mechanical models help capture the intricate dynamics of battery performance, aging, and mechanical impacts.

 

This master's thesis opportunity involves developing and validating precise electro-chemical-mechanical models using the Python tool PyBaMM, an open-source resource enabling tailored modeling of lithium-ion batteries and their aging processes.

  

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Review state-of-the-art electro-chemical-mechanical modeling approaches for automotive batteries.
  • Investigate the fundamental electrochemical aging processes and their coupling with mechanical deformation and cell thickness growth (swelling).
  • Develop mathematical and computational models for battery behavior under different mechanical conditions.
  • Validate the developed models using experimental data.

 

YOUR PROFILE:

 

  • Ongoing master studies in the fields of Engineering, Technical (computer science) or Natural sciences (physics, mathematic ...)
  • Strong proficiency in Python
  • Knowledge of battery technology is a plus
  • Experience in mechanical FEA simulations is beneficial but not required
  • High level of self-reliance with the ability to work in a team, as well as autonomously
  • Fluent English language skills are essential, fluent German is beneficial

 

WE OFFER:

 

  • You can write your thesis independently and receive professional guidance and support from our experienced employees.
  • You will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts in the company and benefit from their expertise.
  • Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of AVL and embed your theoretical knowledge in a practical environment.

 

The successful completion of the thesis is remunerated with a one-time fee of EUR €3,500.00 before tax.

 

You don't want to write your final thesis just for the books, then explore the mobility of the future together with us! Maybe you will be a part of it soon!

 

At AVL, we foster and celebrate diversity: We recognize that diverse ways of thinking are required to achieve our vision of a greener, safer, and better world of mobility. Different backgrounds, attitudes, interests, and experiences make us successful. As Equal Opportunity Employer we consider all qualified applicants without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability status.

About AVL

AVL is one of the world’s leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation and testing in the automotive industry, and beyond. We provide concepts, solutions and methodologies in fields like vehicle development and integration, e-mobility, automated and connected mobility (ADAS/AD), and software for a greener, safer, better world of mobility.

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Location: 

Graz, AT

Company:  AVL List GmbH
Job Function: 
Contract Type:  Thesis
Posting Date:  May 15, 2024
Job ID:  36252

About AVL

AVL is one of the world’s leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation and testing in the automotive industry, and beyond. We provide concepts, solutions and methodologies in fields like vehicle development and integration, e-mobility, automated and connected mobility (ADAS/AD), and software for a greener, safer, better world of mobility.

Find out more: www.avl.com


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