Design of a simulation model for inhomogeneous inductive heating.

Category Master thesis
Department Process technology
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Theme Forming technology
Project Nutzung unterschiedlicher Fließspannungen beim Umformen inhomogen erwärmter Rohteile (Inhomogene Erwärmung)

The project

In order to make forging process chains as efficient as possible, one or more preform operations are usually carried out before final forging. These serve to create a so-called mass pre-distribution. Up to now, preform operations have often been carried out using material-intensive or expensive processes such as drop forging or cross wedge rolling. This research project is therefore investigating the possibility of optimizing preform operations by means of novel heating strategies.

Your tasks

For the design of a forming process with inhomogeneous heating, a reliable simulation model is essential. Your task will therefore be to design a simulation model for inductive inhomogeneous heating. For the simulation model an established simulation program from the field of forming technology will be used.

It will also be part of the thesis to verify the simulation model by means of experimental trials.

Your profile

You are studying one of the following subjects:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • or similar

You are interested in inductive heating, simulation and forming technology.

In addition, you already have knowledge in the field of inductive heating. Knowledge of FEM simulations is an advantage.

Very good written and spoken German and/or English skills are required. It is possible to wirte the thesis in english.

We offer

  • independent work
  • flexible working hours
  • well-equipped workplaces
  • home office by arrangement
  • conducting trials
  • possible long-term cooperation 


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