Student placement, Internship

Validation of Comprehensive Analysis for Rotorcrafts

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Duration of contract

3 - 6 months

Type of employment


"Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels. Launch your mission with us and send in your application now!" Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Your mission:

The Helicopter Department within the Institute of Flight Systems at DLR, Braunschweig performs research on various aspects of rotor and flight systems for rotary wing aircraft, some of which require the use of software tools. Comprehensive analyses (eg. DLR's S4) are computer programs which bring together advanced models of structures, dynamics and aerodynamics for predicting the performance and loads of rotors. The free-wake model is a high-fidelity method for modeling wakes of helicopter and wind-turbine rotors using vortex theories. The free-wake implementation within S4 has been, recently, updated and modernized.

The primary tasks of the student would be to carry out validation studies of S4 in general and the free-wake implementation in particular. Validations will need to be carried out on both Windows and Linux workstations. There is a possibility of extending this work to a thesis if circumstances permit.

Your qualifications:

  • undergraduate degree in Aerospace engineering or Mechanical engineering or similar subject area
  • Masters degree students of Aerospace engineering or similar subject area, preferred
  • good knowledge of Aerodynamics / Fluid mechanics basics
  • basic knowledge of Helicopter / wind turbines theory
  • basic programming: Fortran, Matlab/Python

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy puts great value on a healthy work-life balance as well as equal opportunities for men and women. Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Mr. Dr. Rohin Majeti
Institute of Flight Systems

Phone: +49 531 295-2498

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