Master Thesis 30HP: Modelling of Turbofan Engine using Test Data

Vacancies 07 October 2019

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Åsa Glavich +46 (13) 184751
Hans-Peter Magnusson +46 (13) 183588
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The challenge in this Master Thesis will be the sizing of a parameterized turbofan using multivariable optimization feed with standard engine monitoring parameters available.

Your role

Master Thesis background

In cases where no engine performance computer program is available for a certain aircraft application, a need to model the engine can appear to achieve knowledge of the actual engine characteristics. Engine parameters are usually available for monitoring, typically shaft speeds, turbine outlet temperature, pressure ratio, component pressures and temperatures. These parameters will be used to adapt a generic turbofan model.

Description of the master thesis

This Master Thesis will use a generic propulsion simulation program, EVA - developed at Mälardalen University, to model a parameterized turbofan engine. A framework shall be developed to perform a model parameter optimization to find the component and engine characteristics that best represent the tested engine.

The methodology shall be verified with either real or simulated test data.

Your profile

This Master Thesis is suitable for one or two students with interest in aeronautical engineering. You are at the end of your technical education within mechanical engineering or equivalent and are about to start your Master Thesis work. We are looking for you who are interested in solving technical problems in exciting aeronautical systems. We are looking for you who are a team player enjoying collaboration within the team as well as with external contacts.

You can send us your application in either Swedish or English. This position requires that you will be approved in a security screening in accordance with the Swedish Protective Security Act.

What you will be a part of

Saab Aeronautics offers flight-related subsystems, unmanned aerial systems, aircraft structure and services to defense and civil aviation industries worldwide. Aeronautics is responsible for the development, production, marketing, sales and support of the Gripen aircraft.

The Propulsion team at Aeronautics is responsible for the integration of the engines in our aircraft, military and civil. Integration of the engines includes the responsibility to have the engines modified for the aircraft as well as having the aircraft with all the systems developed to operate with the engine.

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Contact information

Hans-Peter Magnusson, Manager


Sven Anzén, Master Thesis Supervisor


If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a challenging team setting, Saab may well have the perfect conditions for you to grow. We pride ourselves on a nurturing environment, where everyone is different yet we share the same goal – to help protect people.

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