CEVT is an innovation and development company at the forefront of mobility. Modular development, ground-breaking virtual engineering, software development and continuous innovation enable us to deliver world-class technology. Today we deliver to different automotive brands in the Geely family such as Geely Auto, Volvo Cars, and Lynk & Co and are based at Lindholmen in Gothenburg.
Master Thesis Project
Title: Driving simulator study on crosswind aerodynamics
The development of safe and stable vehicles requires low sensitivity to crosswinds, especially for vehicles with a higher level of autonomous driving. The varying wind conditions on the roads and test tracks complicate the quantitative evaluation of different vehicle configurations. The new world-class driving simulator at CEVT is, therefore, a great tool to evaluate vehicle performance in a controlled and repeatable environment. Furthermore, this enables the evaluation of vehicle concepts in earlier design phases.
As a master thesis student, you will develop and implement a methodology for performing crosswind sensitivity testing in the driving simulator. Using this methodology, you will then perform an extensive simulator study including both experienced and regular drivers. This means that you will be working with engineers across our vehicle development teams (e.g., aerodynamics, vehicle dynamics – CAE and test drivers). The project will improve our understanding of driving stability related to coupled aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics effects.
The overall aim of the thesis work is to develop a crosswind sensitivity methodology to be used in the driving simulator and to find accurate objective measures for the perceived crosswind sensitivity of a vehicle (in collaboration with an ongoing Ph.D. project).
- Literature study
- Develop and implement crosswind scenarios in the driving simulator
- Perform driver study in the driving simulator
- Analyze results and evaluate objective measures for crosswind sensitivity.
- BONUS: Develop a driver model for crosswind sensitivity.
- Documentation and thesis writing.
- Master student in Applied Mechanics, Control System Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Engineering Physics or similar
- Good knowledge in matlab and simulink
- Basic knowledge in vehicle dynamics and aerodynamics
- Real-world driving experience
- Interest in driving simulator, virtual development, aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics
Number of students: 1 or 2, please apply with CV and cover letter.
Starting date: January 2022. The duration of the thesis work is 20 weeks
For more information please contact:
Adam Brandt, Senior Specialist - Industrial PhD, +46 738 01 88 87, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last application date: 2021-10-29
Apply today. We will perform ongoing selection during the application period. We look forward to hearing from you!
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