Drive Forward. Introduce yourself to us and let's start a conversation. We're currently on the lookout for a CFD Engineer to join our Aerothermal Engineering team, specific level dependent on experience. You will be responsible for the CFD simulation of the vehicle's external aerodynamics, underhood air flow, cabin comfort, battery thermal system, fuel cell thermal system and power electronics cooling.
Simulate vehicle's external aerodynamics; drive shape optimization for drag reduction
Design and optimize the battery and fuel cell cooling schemes
Optimize air flow through radiators and condensers using underhood flow simulation
Conduct conjugate heat transfer analysis of the battery, fuel cell and high voltage power electronics
Simulate cabin comfort and windshield's demist and defrost scenarios
Run multiphase vehicle soiling and water management simulations
Develop workflows and best practices to continue to advance our simulation fidelity while validating against measured test data
Must have: Ph.D. in mechanical or aerospace engineering
Must have: Graduate research work on CFD coding to develop additional simulation capabilities in a specific research area, e.g. multiphase flow, acoustics, compressible flow, grid generation, machine learning, etc
Experience with commercial CFD softwares STAR-CCM+ (preferred), Fluent, CFX
Experience with application of optimization methods and algorithms in CFD
Experience with Python and Java programming languages
This position is not eligible for OPT or CPT.
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