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Post Graduate Research Student-Thermal Systems Simulation


Jaguar Land Rover
Salary: £15,600
Location: Coventry
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Automotive
Category: Design / Development Jobs
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Postgraduate Student – Powertrain Thermal Systems Research

The Team:

Powertrain Research and Technology are responsible for delivering robust, innovative and cost-effective new technology into the Jaguar Land Rover products. The Thermal Systems team delivers technologies that manage the efficient and cost-effective flow of thermal energy within the Powertrain and manage the adoption of these technologies into product development. The five main areas of technology development are heat storage, fast warm-up, heat dissipation and thermal control, hybrid/EV and waste heat recovery.

You’ll be given a choice of one of our three projects.

Project 1: Development of 0D and Mean-Value Model (MVM) simulation tools for the simulation of insulating coating effects on vehicles with diesel, hybrid and range extender and benefits to waste heat recovery systems

Project Start: as soon as a successful candidate is found

Project Duration: six months

The aim of this project is to support the development phase of Jaguar Land Rover’s CAE tools for fast-running simulations in vehicle models that contain various powertrain and waste heat recovery systems and to identify and quantify further opportunities for the barrier coating application. These kinds of tools will support Jaguar Land Rover’s current and future internal studies in powertrain for technology selection. To support these studies, you’ll primarily take responsibility for the CAE work stream (based on model build and calibration) as well as proof of concept studies.

The project will be in combination with a current 10-month project (finishing March 2018), partly sponsored by the government, that aims to provide a fuel economy benefit with no detrimental effect on performance and emissions. This is to be achieved through the application of a novel insulation coating to a combustion chamber.

You’ll work on the development of an in-cylinder thermal model that can be applied to existing diesel GT and SIMULINK powertrain and vehicle models, following with calibration of the existing diesel engine model against single-cylinder data. After applying the developed in-cylinder thermal model within a hybrid and range extender vehicle model, you’ll combine existing waste heat recovery models into the vehicle system models.

This project will see you liaising with project partners and Jaguar Land Rover employees in order to discover the appropriate existing models and altering for application to the vehicle models. In addition, you’ll be involved with testing the effects of new barrier coating application concepts through simulation as well as preparing interim reports.

This project is offered to those who are pursuing a postgraduate degree (at least MSc or equivalent) as a part of the Research Postgraduate Placement Scheme. All placements are offered on a fixed-term contract and must complete within twelve months or sooner if specified in the start and completion information as part of this specification. You will agree with your manager on a suitable start and finish time and on project objectives aligned with your technical interests and business needs. Students must already have a Right to Work in the UK for the complete duration of the placement and be able to undertake 40 hours per week each week for the duration of the project.

Project 2: Development of 1D Lumped Mass Model to predict engine cool-down temperature over a 9h soak duration

Project Start: as soon as a successful candidate is found

Project Duration: six months

Being part of this project, you’ll aim to support the development phase of Jaguar Land Rover’s CAE tools for fast-running simulations of engine cool-down. With cool-down predictions allowing to understand engine temperature after a certain vehicle soak and subsequent restart in turn determining the cold-start friction, this particular cool-down toolset should include the effects of powertrain thermal encapsulation to support the current and future internal studies in powertrain for proper selection of encapsulation technology. You’ll take responsibility for part of a main CAE work stream (based on model build and calibration) as well as proof of concept studies.

Following literature review of current engine cool-down modelling methodologies, you’ll use Simulink to analyse 0D and 1D Lumped Mass Model of the engine structure and engine bay environment. You’ll also conduct simulation of different encapsulation concepts and coverage variations, as well as calibration of the model to engine cool-down data. In addition, you’ll be involved with preparation of interim reports.

This project is offered to those who are pursuing a postgraduate degree (at least MSc or equivalent) as a part of the Research Postgraduate Placement Scheme. All placements are offered on a fixed-term contract and must complete within twelve months or sooner if specified in the start and completion information as part of this specification. You will agree with your manager on a suitable start and finish time and on project objectives aligned with your technical interests and business needs. Students must already have a Right to Work in the UK for the complete duration of the placement and be able to undertake 40 hours per week each week for the duration of the project.

Project 3: Development of turbocharger heat transfer simulation

Project Start: as soon as a successful candidate is found

Project Duration: six months

This project focuses on developing and calibrating a turbocharger heat transfer model, integrating it using a 1D engine simulation tool and extending this model across different Jaguar Land Rover applications. You’ll perform initial literature review of turbocharger heat transfer modelling and its impact on adiabatic turbocharger maps, after which you’ll work on development of a turbocharger heat transfer model (1D/2D) to understand internal heat flux paths to ambient. In addition, you’ll be involved in model calibration and preparing interim reports to document the findings.

This project is offered to those who are pursuing a postgraduate degree (at least MSc or equivalent) as a part of the Research Postgraduate Placement Scheme. All placements are offered on a fixed-term contract and must complete within twelve months or sooner if specified in the start and completion information as part of this specification. You will agree with your manager on a suitable start and finish time and on project objectives aligned with your technical interests and business needs. Students must already have a Right to Work in the UK for the complete duration of the placement and be able to undertake 40 hours per week each week for the duration of the project.

Key Interactions

Within your designated project, there will be a number of key interactions. These will include working with Jaguar Land Rover’s Simulation, Research and CAE Engineers as well as Group Leaders and Research Managers, System Technical Specialists and Research Senior Management. There will also be some external interaction with relevant project partner organisations and University Test Research Associates.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The prime requirement for each of the project roles described above is to be pursuing a postgraduate degree in engineering or science. It is just as important that you’ll have experience of 1D or 0D simulation and strong knowledge in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, as well as being familiar with high-level programming and analysis tools such as MATLAB and Simulink. Good overall understanding of electrification in internal combustion engines will give you the necessary edge during your numerous interactions with key staff members, whether within the company or beyond.

Though not essential, it is desirable that you’ll come with a varied skill set including good working knowledge of petrol and diesel engines and an awareness of thermal systems, cooling and heat transfer. By additionally rounding out your profile with working knowledge of 0D or MVM engine tools and familiarity with DoE-based modelling, you’ll be nothing less than a valuable asset to whatever project you’ll be part of.

Personal Profile

Working on your assigned project, you’ll build on your already strong interest in CAE and find yourself comfortable challenging cross-functionally and at a variety of levels within our business. Ideally, you’ll also be a naturally resilient and enthusiastic individual who is able to deliver results under pressure whilst responding constructively to new ideas and inputs. All this will ensure you make the most of this exciting opportunity to gain a strong foothold in the industry and advance your future career.

#JLRPG

POSTING END DATE: 31/10/2017

ADVERTISED SALARY: £15,600

An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.
Postgraduate Student – Powertrain Thermal Systems Research

The Team:

Powertrain Research and Technology are responsible for delivering robust, innovative and cost-effective new technology into the Jaguar Land Rover products. The Thermal Systems team delivers technologies that manage the efficient and cost-effective flow of thermal energy within the Powertrain and manage the adoption of these technologies into product development. The five main areas of technology development are heat storage, fast warm-up, heat dissipation and thermal control, hybrid/EV and waste heat recovery.

You’ll be given a choice of one of our three projects.

Project 1: Development of 0D and Mean-Value Model (MVM) simulation tools for the simulation of insulating coating effects on vehicles with diesel, hybrid and range extender and benefits to waste heat recovery systems

Project Start: as soon as a successful candidate is found

Project Duration: six months

The aim of this project is to support the development phase of Jaguar Land Rover’s CAE tools for fast-running simulations in vehicle models that contain various powertrain and waste heat recovery systems and to identify and quantify further opportunities for the barrier coating application. These kinds of tools will support Jaguar Land Rover’s current and future internal studies in powertrain for technology selection. To support these studies, you’ll primarily take responsibility for the CAE work stream (based on model build and calibration) as well as proof of concept studies.

The project will be in combination with a current 10-month project (finishing March 2018), partly sponsored by the government, that aims to provide a fuel economy benefit with no detrimental effect on performance and emissions. This is to be achieved through the application of a novel insulation coating to a combustion chamber.

You’ll work on the development of an in-cylinder thermal model that can be applied to existing diesel GT and SIMULINK powertrain and vehicle models, following with calibration of the existing diesel engine model against single-cylinder data. After applying the developed in-cylinder thermal model within a hybrid and range extender vehicle model, you’ll combine existing waste heat recovery models into the vehicle system models.

This project will see you liaising with project partners and Jaguar Land Rover employees in order to discover the appropriate existing models and altering for application to the vehicle models. In addition, you’ll be involved with testing the effects of new barrier coating application concepts through simulation as well as preparing interim reports.

This project is offered to those who are pursuing a postgraduate degree (at least MSc or equivalent) as a part of the Research Postgraduate Placement Scheme. All placements are offered on a fixed-term contract and must complete within twelve months or sooner if specified in the start and completion information as part of this specification. You will agree with your manager on a suitable start and finish time and on project objectives aligned with your technical interests and business needs. Students must already have a Right to Work in the UK for the complete duration of the placement and be able to undertake 40 hours per week each week for the duration of the project.

Project 2: Development of 1D Lumped Mass Model to predict engine cool-down temperature over a 9h soak duration

Project Start: as soon as a successful candidate is found

Project Duration: six months

Being part of this project, you’ll aim to support the development phase of Jaguar Land Rover’s CAE tools for fast-running simulations of engine cool-down. With cool-down predictions allowing to understand engine temperature after a certain vehicle soak and subsequent restart in turn determining the cold-start friction, this particular cool-down toolset should include the effects of powertrain thermal encapsulation to support the current and future internal studies in powertrain for proper selection of encapsulation technology. You’ll take responsibility for part of a main CAE work stream (based on model build and calibration) as well as proof of concept studies.

Following literature review of current engine cool-down modelling methodologies, you’ll use Simulink to analyse 0D and 1D Lumped Mass Model of the engine structure and engine bay environment. You’ll also conduct simulation of different encapsulation concepts and coverage variations, as well as calibration of the model to engine cool-down data. In addition, you’ll be involved with preparation of interim reports.

This project is offered to those who are pursuing a postgraduate degree (at least MSc or equivalent) as a part of the Research Postgraduate Placement Scheme. All placements are offered on a fixed-term contract and must complete within twelve months or sooner if specified in the start and completion information as part of this specification. You will agree with your manager on a suitable start and finish time and on project objectives aligned with your technical interests and business needs. Students must already have a Right to Work in the UK for the complete duration of the placement and be able to undertake 40 hours per week each week for the duration of the project.

Project 3: Development of turbocharger heat transfer simulation

Project Start: as soon as a successful candidate is found

Project Duration: six months

This project focuses on developing and calibrating a turbocharger heat transfer model, integrating it using a 1D engine simulation tool and extending this model across different Jaguar Land Rover applications. You’ll perform initial literature review of turbocharger heat transfer modelling and its impact on adiabatic turbocharger maps, after which you’ll work on development of a turbocharger heat transfer model (1D/2D) to understand internal heat flux paths to ambient. In addition, you’ll be involved in model calibration and preparing interim reports to document the findings.

This project is offered to those who are pursuing a postgraduate degree (at least MSc or equivalent) as a part of the Research Postgraduate Placement Scheme. All placements are offered on a fixed-term contract and must complete within twelve months or sooner if specified in the start and completion information as part of this specification. You will agree with your manager on a suitable start and finish time and on project objectives aligned with your technical interests and business needs. Students must already have a Right to Work in the UK for the complete duration of the placement and be able to undertake 40 hours per week each week for the duration of the project.

Key Interactions

Within your designated project, there will be a number of key interactions. These will include working with Jaguar Land Rover’s Simulation, Research and CAE Engineers as well as Group Leaders and Research Managers, System Technical Specialists and Research Senior Management. There will also be some external interaction with relevant project partner organisations and University Test Research Associates.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The prime requirement for each of the project roles described above is to be pursuing a postgraduate degree in engineering or science. It is just as important that you’ll have experience of 1D or 0D simulation and strong knowledge in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, as well as being familiar with high-level programming and analysis tools such as MATLAB and Simulink. Good overall understanding of electrification in internal combustion engines will give you the necessary edge during your numerous interactions with key staff members, whether within the company or beyond.

Though not essential, it is desirable that you’ll come with a varied skill set including good working knowledge of petrol and diesel engines and an awareness of thermal systems, cooling and heat transfer. By additionally rounding out your profile with working knowledge of 0D or MVM engine tools and familiarity with DoE-based modelling, you’ll be nothing less than a valuable asset to whatever project you’ll be part of.

Personal Profile

Working on your assigned project, you’ll build on your already strong interest in CAE and find yourself comfortable challenging cross-functionally and at a variety of levels within our business. Ideally, you’ll also be a naturally resilient and enthusiastic individual who is able to deliver results under pressure whilst responding constructively to new ideas and inputs. All this will ensure you make the most of this exciting opportunity to gain a strong foothold in the industry and advance your future career.

#JLRPG

POSTING END DATE: 31/10/2017

ADVERTISED SALARY: £15,600

An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.
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