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Internship Vehicle Performance Engineering - Develop a simulation mode

Posted on Aug 15, 2019 by Toyota Motor Europe

Brussel, Belgium
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

TOYOTA is one of the world's largest automobile manufacturers and a leading global corporation. Founded in 1937. Toyota now sells vehicles in 170 countries and employs over 300.000 people.
Based in Brussels, Belgium, and staffed by 2.700 people and more than 60 nationalities, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) handles the wholesale marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts & accessories, and manages Toyota's European R&D, manufacturing and engineering operations.
For Toyota, Quality is a way of life. Nothing is so good that it cannot be made better, that is why we strive for continuous improvement in everything we do. This basic principle for us is called: "KAIZEN" and is what guides us in our pursuit of best Quality and the delivery of unparalleled customer's satisfaction.

- Student in final year study of Master degree of engineering, with focus on simulation methodologies.
- Good command of Matlab scripting.
- Knowledge of vehicle and chassis system dynamics simulation packages (Carmaker/Amesim/Simpack/Adams) will be considered as an asset.
- Fluent in English.

You have a Toyota DNA, this means you:

  • wish to develop and are ready to persevere in order to reach challenging targets
  • seek facts before making recommendations or decisions
  • have strong planning and organizing skills
  • enjoy working in a team, respecting others
  • have excellent communication skills
  • customer mindset

The VPE-MBD team within R&D has the role of providing simulation models and virtual evaluation tools to the specific vehicle dynamics performance teams (handling, ride comfort, drivability, brake control), as well as defining more advanced performance indicators to support vehicle project development target setting.

Your project: Develop a simulation model for anisotropic bushing behaviour

Your mission will be to develop and validate an efficient lumped parameters model for toe correct bushing. These are suspension elements that improve handling performance, but are not easy to implement efficiently in simulation models. You will use virtual and physical testing results to evaluate main toe correction effects; then, you will build up on the capabilities of a high end multibody software to improve simulation of such bushing behaviour.

Additional information:

Place of employment: Toyota Motor Europe Technical Center, Brussels, Belgium
Starting date: As soon as possible
Duration: max 6 months
Confidentiality: Due to business requirement, not all performed projects can be reflected in the internship report. This issue needs to be discussed with candidate/school in advance.

It is mandatory that applicants are students for the entire period of the internship. We can only accept students with an EEA or Swiss citizenship (not requiring a work permit or visa to be eligible to perform an internship in Belgium).

Reference: 745652724