12 Oct Kamstrup: Internship or Project Collaboration in Computational or Experimental Fluid Dynamics
Do you want to learn more about the industrial applications of the physics of fluids in collaboration with a company? Are you ready to conduct your own research project focusing on experimental of computational (CFD) fluid dynamics? Do you want to improve your skills in the use of advanced numerical, experimental and data processing investigation tools in an international business?
Become a part of Quality in Kamstrup
Kamstrup is a Danish technology company, which was founded in 1946 with employees in more than 20 countries and headquarters in Stilling south of Aarhus. We believe no one should have to question their access to clean water or the prospect of a sustainable energy future. Our smart metering solutions empower utilities and societies to reduce water loss and increase energy efficiency by providing them with the insight to act and the data to target their efforts.
In the role, you will become part of the Metrology team within the Quality & Sustainability department. Here you will be included on an equal footing with engineers and researchers who are dedicated to ensuring the highest accuracy of our water and heat meters. The team maintains and improve the test benches that are used to verify the meters, while conducting long term research on specific fluid dynamics phenomena and research methods. In this inspiring work environment you will have the opportunity to strengthen your personal development as well as professional competencies.
An internship at the leading edge of computational fluid dynamics research
You will conduct a research project focusing on fluid dynamics. You will drive your own research project, from the identification of the targets and development of an investigation plan, to perform the tests (experimental or numerical, in principle using the tools available at Kamstrup), post-process the results obtained and presentation of the findings in a scientific paper/report. The work may preferably convert into a master’s thesis (graduation project) in collaboration with your university. However, the exact subject and timing of the project may vary depending on your interests, Kamstrup’s needs and the eventual requirements from the supervising professor.
Possible research fields are:
- Numerical (CFD) and experimental (Laser Doppler Velocimetry or Particle Image Velocimetry) investigation and improvement of flow meters design.
- Study of temperature distribution within a reference piston prover during tests (involving unsteady CFD simulations with morphing mesh/interfaces and energy equation)
- Experimental investigation of high frequency pulsating flow and its effect on meters performances
We are seeking a student, who is motivated to push the boundaries of knowledge and technology in a rapidly evolving company. You are studying a Master’s degree in engineering, physics or similar from which you have gained a good theoretical understanding of fluid mechanics and preferably some knowledge of OpenFOAM and coding/scripting in Matlab, Python or similar.
As a person you work independently with the given tasks, and thrive in taking deep dives into difficult projects, while actively sparring with colleagues to gain a better insight into the problems to be solved. You take responsibility for your tasks, and pride yourself in the high quality of the solutions you reach. You are open-minded by nature and you always see opportunities instead of limitations.
Finally, it is a requirement that you both speak and write English fluently.
We offer you more than an internship
We offer you an exciting opportunity to improve your skills in an advanced research environment with highly qualified colleagues. There will be many opportunities for both professional and personal development as well as seeking inspiration, help and sparring in everyday life.
At Kamstrup, we are committed to our Interns, which is why we have a strong focus on your individual development through relevant tasks, career planning, courses and a lot of social events. On the basis of our work with Interns, Aarhus Municipality and Studenterhus Aarhus has granted us with the Mentor Award, the Internationalization Award, the Jury’s Special Award and the award for East Jutland’s Best Internship- So if you are ready, then we offer you an exciting semester with great challenges and teamwork.
The position is paid, if your place of study allows it. In addition, we offer many employee benefits, among others a great canteen scheme, free fruit, fitness facilities, in-house dentist, hairdresser and a free health care clinic.
Do you want to be a part of Kamstrup?
Please submit your application by using the link above. Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis, but you can expect a response within six weeks. Any details about the position will be individually agreed upon, therefore we kindly ask you to specify if you are interested in a project collaboration or internship.
Kamstrup is located in Stilling, between Aarhus and Skanderborg, and bus number 200 takes you right to the door.
If you have any questions please contact our Head of Flow Lab, Martino Reclari, on phone: +45 89 93 10 00.
Kamstrup develops, produces and sells smart energy and water meters, relating reading systems, data analysis tools and services to utilities and other users over the entire world. Through our leadership, expertise and passion for partnership, we always think forward in pursuit of a brighter energy future; one that advances the performance of every customer, whilst creating lasting value for the communities they serve. We take responsibility for the way we act and we are committed to reduce waste with the purpose of securing clean water and energy to a maximum number of people.
Kamstrup has over 1.500 employees in more than 20 countries with headquarters in Denmark. Kamstrup has a healthy economy, growth rates and a strong focus on development of technology and staff. You can read more about Kamstrup on our website and see our annual report. You can also follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook, to be updated on latest news and vacant positions.