About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 21,000 employees, sales of € 4.9 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

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Working Student (m|f|d): Fracture mechanics assessment of turbo gear units 
Job ID 71795 | Location Aachen | Duration 6 - 12 months


Crack initiation/propagation is a notorious phenomenon in the application of gearboxes with extremely high angular speeds. This can significantly reduce the lifetime of the system if not ending in complete failure, here fracture. To avoid such tragedies, (possible) cracks and their growth are experimentally detected and later numerically determined before application. The latter procedure is mainly established deploying finite element methods (FEM) to compute and analyze the stresses and strains acting upon cracks. 
Your role is to support us in FE simulation of Voith turbo gear units under consideration of fracture mechanics. Reliable modeling of cracks as well as further development of Crack Analysis Program (CrackAP) belongs to this position as well. 


Your profile

  • Master’s/Bachelor’s student (m/f/d) of Mechanical/Civil Engineering or related fields.
  • Solid background in Continuum Mechanics/FEMs.
  • (Highly) experienced in ANSYS (Workbench/Mechanical).
  • Good command of programming (MATLAB).
  • Keen to communicate and discuss technical subjects.
  • Passion for huge components and gearboxes.
  • Independent, reliable and motivated.
  • High level of English or German proficiency.


We offer

  • A chance to apply FEM in fracture mechanics.
  • A deep insight into Voith turbo gear units.
  • A professional atmosphere with experienced supervision.
  • Present as well as remote working possibilities.


You have at least 6 months of study time left until your final thesis and are interested in writing your final thesis with us afterwards upon excellent performance.


Apply now through our online portal with your resume and transcript of records.

You need to be able to commute to Aachen on demand.


The Voith Group Turbo Industry is looking forward to your application!


Your personal contact
J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG | VZS
Global Business Services HR EMEA
Recruiting Services • Johannes Hummel • Tel. +49 7321 37 2042


Job ID 71795