Researcher - Linear Induction Motor

The Fifth Mode of Transportation – Tachyon Hyperloop

Combine controlled levitating of a capsule in a near vacuum tube with an electrical propulsion system and you might have a hyperloop in a nutshell. We at Tachyon are certain that revolutionizing the transport sector with high innovation in combination with sustainability is not just possible, but necessary for a bright and exciting future for every one of us. Be a part of a fascinating and groundbreaking mission and help us establish a new highly innovate green-tech sector in Germany and Europe

About this position

A hyperloop pod can reach very high speeds (1000km/h+) only if the contact and frictional forces can be eliminated. For this reason, it is important that a Linear Induction Motor is to be used to levitate the pod whilst propelling the pod to high speeds. Since linear induction motor is an upcoming technology, Literature research needs to be performed and a LIM is to be implemented based on the research.

Requirements for position

  • Knowledge of first principles of motor function and mathematical modelling
  • Ability to understand research papers and use literature management tools such as Citavi
  • willingness to learn FEM tools for Electromagnetic and Thermal analysis
  • Motivation and ability to work in a team
  • Dedication to the project
  • Living in Aachen

What will be your tasks

  • Research existing literature pertaining to Linear Induction Machines
  • Develop mathematical models for control design
  • Analyze electromagnetic and thermal characteristics of the LIM using FEMM
  • Planning, manufacturing and testing of LIM

What do we offer

  • Opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge in practice and to implement your own ideas in a motivated and exciting environment
  • Surround yourself with a group of extraordinary students who all want more from their studies
  • Contact with potential employers and establishment of a network (in industry and research)
  • Pre-start-up experience
  • Advantages for career-start through project experience
  • THE BEST time of your study-life!

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