Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe's number one space enterprise and the world's second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.
Description of the job
Are you looking for an internship? Would you like to discover the work of an Aerodynamcis Engineering Team? Then apply now! We look forward to you joining us as an intern (m/f) at the Aircraft Aerodynamics Bremen department (35 hours/week, flexi-time).
Start: October/November 2018
Duration: 6 months
With the demand for ever-increasing fuel efficiency in civil aviation, there is a strong need to both minimise fuel burn in cruise through improved engine technology, but also reduce the airframe drag. Thanks to improved manufacturing techniques and materials, the laminar concepts have been revived in recent years and are currently seen as one of the most promising techniques to reduce skin friction and hence the overall drag of the airframe. In the frame of this internship, transition prediction simulations shall be performed with the elsA CFD code and compared to existing Solar-Tau results with the intention to validate the current transition prediction capabilities, understand the weaknesses and limitations and to identify regions for further process improvements.. The investigations might include – pending the results of the first comparisons – additional postprocessing and CFD simulations with either involved CFD code. Finally a documentation of all findings and recommendations for future work is to be compiled.
Internships at Airbus
· Understanding, documentation of the basic concepts of laminarity/transition mechanism and their impact on drag/lift/pitching moment
· Familiarisation with the elsA CFD code
· Computation of CFD results for a pre-selected set of conditions and appropriate postprocessing
· Comparison of the elsA results to existing Solar-Tau results
· Investigations into discrepancies and unexpected findings
· ..including additional postprocessing of both elsA and S-T results, or running additional CFD with either elsA or S-T as needed
· Documentation of the findings, along with recommendations for further work
This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.
· Enrolled student within Aerospace/General Engineering, Aerodynamics or similar field of study
· Ideally experience in Aerodynamics
· Knowledge in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
· Unix/Windows Software Programming
· English: fluent
· German would be a plus
You are a good team player, have excellent communication skills, and are able to work independently.
Constructeur aéronautique, Airbus est aujourd’hui le leader mondial de la construction d’avions de ligne. Créé à la fin des années 1960 avec le projet A300, lancé à l’initiative de plusieurs pays européens, il fabrique des avions de 100 places (A318) à plus de 500 places (A380). Il appartient au groupe EADS, renommé « Airbus Group » en 2014, et présent sur 170 sites dans le monde. 6000 avions Airbus sont aujourd’hui en exploitation, avec une volonté du constructeur aéronautique de mettre l’accent sur la réduction de l’empreinte carbone (réduction de la quantité de CO2 produite par avion).
Airbus, dont le siège est situé près de Toulouse, compte 59 000 employés dans le monde et 15 sites principaux situés en France, Allemagne, Espagne et Royaume-Uni (ainsi que d’autres sites aux Etats-Unis, en Chine, au Moyen-Orient et au Japon).