Internship Material Science
Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V.
Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe (MTEE) in Almere is a group company of the Japanese company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. The company is subdivided into two divisions: Turbochargers and Engines respectively.
The Turbocharger business unit
MTEE produces turbochargers for the European automotive industry and serves all major European car brands for example VW, BMW, Daimler and Renault. MTEE is always looking for talented and ambitious internship students. MTEE is where new innovative technologies in the turbocharger field are discovered, developed, tested and assembled which makes it a very interesting and dynamic environment to work in. Doing an internship at Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine B.V. is a great opportunity to join an international and successful company, which is involved in the whole process from development, testing, assembly and sales of automotive turbochargers in Europe.
In passenger vehicles, turbochargers are used in synergy with the internal combustion (IC) engines or hybrid powertrains to increase the efficiency of the system and as such, to reduce the overall fuel consumption and the level of emissions. The continuous developments of the powertrains, driven by the desire to further improve the efficiency of the systems also imply increasingly higher demands on the turbochargers; especially on the components used in the construction of the hot (exhaust) downstream side of the turbocharger, that are exposed to aggressive oxidizing exhaust gases commonly exceeding 1000 ºC, in the case of gasoline applications.
The turbine housings (TH), manufactured of the heat resistant cast steels are among the most exposed components in the turbocharger assembly. To design and manufacture the TH to be a reliable component, it is of utmost importance to have accurate material properties at hand. In general, the fundamental material properties of a given alloy are known from the extensive testing programs; however, the material properties are known to vary, depending on the casting batch, the supplier or depending on component’s life cycle - ranging from as cast to after service life conditions. Even worse, the microstructure, and so the properties at one position could be different from the other positions at the very same TH, making it difficult and expensive to assess the response of the material to simulated or real service conditions. It is not practical to perform the expensive tensile testing campaigns every time data are needed; it is, however, possible to develop the methodology in which the instrumented indentation could be applied to map the hardness of local microstructures with assumed mechanical properties. It is relatively fast and cheap to produce a high amount of microhardness data from a small number of components. If successful, this approach could become a game-changing methodology in the component’s assessment in industrial settings.
Required student qualifications:
- Motivated MSc student interested in experimental and numerical modeling work.
- With a background in material science or mechanical engineering.
- Individually driven as well as a team player.
- Pro active attitude is a plus.
Have we sparked your interest and are you a student that is looking for a challenging internship in material science or mechanical engineering?
Then this opportunity is for you, apply now!
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