Master thesis computational mechanics – numerical optimization of structural components in power tools (m/f/d)

Kaufering near Munich
Reference No: 15827

What's the role?

We are looking for a highly motivated Master's student (m/f/d) to further develop and implement numerical methods of structural mechanics in our development process. Work with us to create the basis for the development of innovative components with high technical value.

Who is Hilti?

We develop, manufacture and sell cutting-edge products, technology, software and services for the global construction industry. Hilti stands for innovation, quality and direct customer relationships. From the construction, simulation and design of the products, to the production of our own prototypes, to system testing and certification of our power tools - our innovation comes from our own research and development laboratories. With more than 29,000 employees in more than 120 countries, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow in your career.

What does the role involve?

With your master thesis you support the development in the implementation of numerical optimization methods based on FEM in the product development cycle. You will investigate possibilities to structurally optimize components (e.g. by topology optimization) which are exposed to dynamic loads in order to meet our high requirements. In addition to the research of already proven methods, the focus will be on the analysis of different software solutions for a defined problem. You will develop techniques to optimize Hilti components to the required target values while respecting specified boundary conditions. By transferring the results back to a CAD program and analyzing them using FE programs, you will be able to verify the procedure before they are validated in a test. On the basis of your comparison and documentation of the various approaches, the procedure is expected to support future development processes.

We have 800 of the world’s best engineers developing and testing tomorrow’s technical solutions in our innovation center in Liechtenstein and Kaufering.

What do we offer?

We offer you a unique place to work, in which you are part of a creative and interdisciplinary team. We will give you a lot of responsibility to develop yourself and we´ll support you in shaping your individual career path.
In addition, we offer you innovative and personalized Benefits, such as Fitness and health offers.
Integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment are essential for Hilti – both today and tomorrow. We are proud to say that we not only talk about our values, but also live them every day.

Why should you apply?

We need your thirst for knowledge, your courage to challenge and your desire to improve things - as well as yourself.

What you need is:

  • Enrolled in a master’s program of mechanical engineering or a comparable course of study Focus on technical mechanics and computational engineering
  • Knowledge in the application of commercial solvers and preprocessors
  • First experiences with numerical component optimization, e.g. topology optimization are advantageous
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Structured and independent way of working as well as distinct team orientation and strong communication skills

During your job interview you will spend some time with us and get to know our company. Thus you will get a feeling for the job and our corporate culture.
Hilti stands for equal opportunities. We are looking forward to receiving applications from severely disabled persons and similarly disabled persons.
Contact: Hilti Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH I Human Resources
Should you encounter technical problems during your application, please contact mycareer-techsupport@hilti.com

“I love the fact that my job isn’t just technical. It involves planning and dealing with people too. The culture is brilliant. It’s challenging, yes, but it’s friendly and welcoming too. It’s all about teamwork, and your ideas are really taken on board.”

- Andreas, Head of Corporate Research and Technology

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