intern in thermodynamics


Duration: six months
Start: Jan 2023
Commitment: Full-time

Vestas Aircoil:
Vestas aircoil, with headquarters in Lem, Denmark, is a well-consolidated, profitable multinational company with about 400 employees spread across Denmark, China, Romania and the USA. Vestas aircoil has designed and manufactured coolers since 1956. Since then, we have developed into a global leader in providing high-performance and reliable engine cooling systems to the world's largest engine manufacturers. Vestas aircoil has transformed itself from a traditional forging company to a modern technology-driven company, and we continue to invest further in R&D. At Vestas aircoil, we want to continuously develop, through high levels of quality and service, by developing and delivering customer-driven solutions matching market requirements and expectations. Our mission is to be a unified, global, market-leading company.

Team/division description
You will be a part of the advanced R&D laboratory in Denmark, where we develop new technology and solutions. The R&D lab - Center of Excellence is a testing facility with experimental equipment and specialised hardware/software tools. Vestas aircoil also has a large charge air cooler test rig able to test small- and medium-sized coolers under operating conditions. Concerning computational infrastructure, we have dedicated workstations for numerical simulations and expertise in setting up efficient numerical simulations. The R&D team at Vestas aircoil consists of seven personnel. The majority of our employees have academic backgrounds and qualifications corresponding to a long cycle of higher education (PhD). We value the 'R' aspect of R&D as much as we value the development. The R&D team at Vestas aircoil offers a dynamic multicultural, multidisciplinary work environment and the opportunity to be part of a team where creativity and curiosity play an important role. You will benefit from thorough on-the-job development, coaching and training. We have a long tradition of mentoring and assisting multinational research students; for example, see here.


Your profile
Student enrolled in the final year of Bachelor's degree in Engineering or on the Master's degree in Engineering at a European University
Interested and knowledgeable in thermodynamics and heat transfer
Hungry and coachable
Fluent in English
Can code


Your Task
Develop and maintain internal calculation tools for quantifying heat transfer and fluid flow
Run CFD analysis using in-house CFD software running on the OpenFoam engine
Take part in experiments to generate empirical data
Work on your project

Your Project
You will be mentored by Heat Exchanger expert Khem Gautam and assist in research related to heat transfer and fluid flow in heat exchangers. We encourage you to come up with your own project related to fluid flow and heat transfer. We value knowledge even when it does not contribute directly to our day-to-day business.

Place of employment
Lem, Central Denmark.

We can only accept students not requiring a work permit or visa to be eligible to perform an internship in Denmark for a six-month period.