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M.Sc student for a 8 months Diploma Thesis in a fluid dynamic laboratory

Finspang, Sweden
Research & Development

English (UK)

Job Description

M.Sc student for a 8 months Diploma Thesis in a fluid dynamic laboratory at Siemens in Finspång, Sweden

Join us on our journey into the future #FutureMakers#Siemens

Be part of an open and dynamic workplace where professional and personal development is high on the agenda. By making sustainable energy solutions more cost effective, developing new technologies for the future's smart industry and electrifying passenger and freight transport, we make reality of our vision of a sustainable world.

Components in modern gas turbines may experience temperatures up to 2000K at rotational velocities around 2000km/h. Since no suitable materials can withstand such loads, much effort is put into the development of efficient cooling methods and these may be the difference between engine failure and success. The introduction of additive manufacturing has given cooling design new possibilities and not only for internal convective cooling but also in film cooling where nouveau geometries may be introduced.

The challenge - what does the Diploma Thesis entail?

The scope of the present Diploma Thesis is to work in an experimental test rig for investigating film cooling effectiveness and heat transfer coefficients using the semi-infinite assumption and thermochromic liquid crystals. Whereas the previous study verified the test rig with conventional cooling holes, the present thesis will investigate controversial ones such as porous film cooling slots. As a final result the student will use the experimental results for creation of a heat transfer correlation.

Similar test rigs have previously been used by diploma students at the fluid dynamics laboratory at Siemens, Finspång to investigate heat transfer and pressure losses. All previous studies were accepted for publication in the Journal of Turbomachinery and/or at ASME Turbo Expo (TURBO-14-1171, GT2014-25619, GT2015-42475, GT2017-64143, GT2018-75019).

Who are you?

  • The goal of each of our Diploma Thesis’ is to create a work of publication quality.
  • Our demands on the student are high and you must be familiar with gas dynamics, dimensional similarity, numerical methods and Matlab.
  • You must be very driven, ambitious and prepared to work hard.
  • Good skills in English language are required both in speech and writing.

The work will start in the autumn/winter of 2018 and be conducted in the fluid dynamic laboratory at the Siemens gas turbine site in Finspång, Sweden.

An hourly wage will be offered for 8 months. In special cases, Siemens offer long-distance student accommodation during the thesis project.

Estimated time


1 month

Literature study and communication with previous student

6 months

Film cooling measurements

0.5 month

Building correlation

0.5 month

Writing Diploma Thesis

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Our energy system is undergoing rapid changes and the world's energy use is steadily increasing.

These challenges require innovative solutions and products that combine both physical and digital technology, which cover the entire energy value chain. Siemens energy portfolio extends from the latest in compressors, turbines and generators to virtual power plants, smart network management and innovative storage solutions. Everything is backed by a comprehensive service offering range and genuine commitment to meeting our customers' individual needs

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Finspång, in the county of Östergötland in central Sweden, is one of the main sites of Siemens in Sweden. Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB (SIT) manufactures world-class gas turbines here. Siemens gas turbines are proven units for both power generation and mechanical drive applications and are widely used in the oil and gas industry. They offer outstanding reliability, efficiency and maintainability.


You are welcome to submit your application as soon as possible, but no later than October 31th, 2018, via, ref.: 79671.

Please attach your resume, university grades and cover letter with your application describing your interest in our business and why you are suitable for this Diploma Thesis.

For further information contact Dr. Mats Kinell who will be supervising the thesis project,

For questions regarding the recruitment process please contact Malin Tallberg, tel, +46 (0)122 81381.

Trade Union representatives:
Christine Lindström, Unionen, 0122-817 28
Simon Bruneflod, Sveriges Ingenjörer, 0122-842 24
Jan Lundgren, Ledarna, 0122-812 33
Kenth Gustavsson, IF Metall, 0122-815 25

Job ID: 79671

Organisation: Power and Gas

Experience Level: Student (Not Yet Graduated)

Job Type: Full-time

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