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Parametric CAD Solutions for Multi-Disciplinary Simulation and Optimization Processes

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Duration of contract

3 years


According to the German TVöD 13

Type of employment

Full-time (part-time possible)

"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 Institute of Software Methods for Product Virtualization is concerned with software research and developments that aim at comprehensive aircraft description and simulation capabilities enabling multidisciplinary analyses by means of highly-accurate mathematical models. In this context, parametric CAD methods are to be identified, evaluated and developed that allow for detailed and accurate shape modelling ready for high-fidelity simulations. A systematic CAD-link providing a direct geometry access is a central building block in many simulation-based analysis and optimization scenarios. The CAD integration into the simulation process will be realized using the DLR HPC-platform FlowSimulator.

Your main tasks:

  • identification, evaluation and development of software methods for parametric CAD modelling
  • design and implementation of CAD interfaces for the integration of simulation and simulation-based optimization processes
  • development of concepts and implementation of software solutions providing a CAD-link for coupled CFD-CSM simulations
  • development of consistent CAD models that can be reduced and augmented in the level of detail (“geometry master model”)
  • modular integration of CAD software methods into the DLR-developed HPC simulation platform FlowSimulator for multidisciplinary analyses and optimizations
  • research and development of isogeometric methods for fluid and structure simulations
  • quality control, testing and documentation of the software methods developed

Your qualifications:

  • Master degree in mathematics, computer sciences, aerospace or mechanical engineering or similar
  • experience in the development of CAD software methods
  • expertise in the field of computer sciences and applied mathematics
  • extended programming skills in C/C++ and Python
  • ability to work in a structured way both, independently and as part of a team
  • good communication skills in English language
  • experience in the development of parametric CAD software is advantageous
  • hands-on experience with CAD applications in the context of fluid and structure simulations and simulation-based shape optimizations is an asset
  • experience in the generation and deformation of surface grids is a plus
  • experience with isogeometric analyses is of advantage

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 places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (m/f/non-binary). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Dr.-Ing. Arthur Stück
DLR Institute of Software Methods for Product Virtualization

Phone: +49 531 295-3619

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Vacancy 31130

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DLR site Dresden

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