Combustion diagnostics and high pressure experiments

Company Details

DLR Institute of Space Systems in Bremen designs and analyses future spacecraft and space missions (launchers, orbital and exploration systems, and satellites), and assesses them with regard to their technical performance and cost. It applies state-of-the-art methods of multi-disciplinary engineering in system design and analysis

Student in process engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering or similar

“Top research needs excellent minds at all levels – especially more women! Start with us, we look forward to your application” Your Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund – Chairman of the Board

Your mission:

At the Institute of Combustion Technology, technical combustion processes are examined using numerical models, modern experimental techniques and kinetic methods. The institute is one of the world’s leading in the field of combustion research.We examine burners and combustion chamber systems for gas turbines and research gas turbine-based power plants for sustainable central and decentralized power and heating supplies. In the combustion diagnostics department, you work in a team of around 20 scientists on innovative technologies for energy conversion. We develop and operate a wide variety of laser diagnostic procedures. This enables us to resolve the influence of turbulent flow on physical and chemical processes and to analyze the combustion process in detail. Quantitative measurement data form the basis for the development of innovative concepts, as well as for the review and further development of numerical simulation models.

At the high-pressure combustion chamber test bench in Stuttgart (HBK-S), new and further developments of combustion systems are examined under conditions typical of gas turbines. A main development goal is the reduction of pollutant emissions. Different analysis devices are used on our test benches to quantify the exhaust gas emissions. As part of this specialist internship, the planning and expansion or conversion of an existing distribution system for exhaust gas measurements on the high-pressure test bench should take place. In addition to planning and design, this includes contact with external companies, construction and commissioning, various laboratory activities and testing of the exhaust gas distribution system in test bench operation. The tasks also include the evaluation and analysis of measurement data from optical, laser-based and conventional measurements.

Content of the work

  • Familiarization with the subject of combustion technology and optical measurement processes
  • Collaboration on the high pressure test bench and optimization of a distribution system for exhaust gas measurements
  • Support of measurements on the test bench
  • Evaluation of measurement data to quantify the results
  • Preparation and interpretation of the measurement results

Your qualification:

  • Scientific university studies in the field of engineering (process engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering or similar)
  • Experience in experimental work, enjoy working in the laboratory
  • Basic knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics
  • Interest in technical combustion
  • Ability to work in a team, commitment, independent and scientific work

Your start:

Look forward to an employer who appreciates your commitment and promotes your development through a wide range of qualification and training opportunities. Our unique work environment offers you design freedom and an incomparable infrastructure in which you can achieve your mission. Compatibility of private life, family and work as well as equal opportunities for people of all genders (m / f / d) are an important part of our personnel policy. We prefer applications from severely disabled people if they are suitably qualified.

Duration up to 6 months, full time

Technical contact person
Dominik Schäfer
Institute of Combustion
Technology Tel .: +49 711 6862-8312

Dr. Oliver Lammel
Institute of Combustion
Technology Tel .: +49 711 6862-572

Code 48187
DLR site in Stuttgart
DLR Institute of Combustion Technology


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