Intern for Thermomechanical stress analysis of an evTOL Battery Pack (Energy Storage Unit) (m/f/d)

Bruchsal, Germany

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We at Volocopter are the pioneers of electric air taxis, i.e. aircraft that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring urban air mobility to life, by getting air taxis and drones off the gorund in a way that complements current transportation options in megacities across the globe. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services that fly people to their destination quickly and safely. In 2011 we performed the first-ever piloted flight of a purely electric multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale VoloCity aircrafts (

Job Description

Your crew during this flight:

The Battery Team comprises more than 10 nationalities striving hard to deliver on Volocopter's promise of Electrification of Aviation. From building new things to utilizing current technologies, we follow an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving. 

Your mission during this flight:

  • Evaluate the mechanical strains and stresses due to Electrical and Thermal loads
  • Perform fatigue and lifetime evaluations of CFRP and thermosetting plastics
  • Develop an overall understanding and strategy to mitigate thermal strains due to temperature gradients
  • Your analysis and results will have an impact on the whole design chain of the battery pack, and an eVTOL aircraft
  • You will be part of the Mechanical Integration team inside the Battery team and involved in the day-to-day design discussions of the battery pack
  • Develop expertise in the highly futuristic field at the intersection of electrification, eVTOL certification, and hhigh-energyphysics

Check in your professional skills:

  • Availability for an internship for minimum period of time of 6 months
  • You are currently studying towards a degree in Computational Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or similar
  • Understanding of frequency response analysis
  • Familiarity with the use of commercial explicit FEA software, e.g., Nastran, Optistruct, ANSYS is required
  • Experience in using commercial pre-processing tools (Hypermesh, NX etc)
  • Willingness to learn new FEM techniques
  • Team player, hands-on and can-do attitude, high sense of responsibility and accountability, solution-oriented

 Preferred skills: 

  • Non-linear Frequency response analysis
  • Altair Hyperworks, MSC Nastran
  • Hypermesh/NX Simcenter/ANSA-META
  • Familiarity with DO-160G, UN38.3.4
Additional Information

Work mode: Hover (hybrid)

Some of our Volocopter flight perks:

  • A fast-growing high-tech company with a broad network of top investors and partners 
  • The chance to help shape the future of aviation
  • The chance to create new things from scratch & manage your own projects
  • Personal accountability, and growth & learning opportunities, based on your skills
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workstations, flexible hours, efficient  communication, flat hierarchies & fantastic team spirit
  • An attractive salary package

Our differences are what makes us great. Here at Volocopter, we value equal opportunities and trust, and we give each and every one of our employees the chance to voice their opinions. As air mobility industry innovators, we believe that changing the world starts on the team level. We are fully committed to driving this innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and job titles.

Intern for Thermomechanical stress analysis of an evTOL Battery Pack (Energy Storage Unit) (m/f/d)

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