Master-Thesis: CFD Simulation & Optimization of Aircraft Mock-up Cocoon Cooling/Heating System layout in Valley


The Fraunhofer-Institute for Building Physiks, Department for "Energy Efficiency and indoor climate" has an opening for a Master Thesis in the field of

CFD Simulation & Optimization of Aircraft Mock-up Cocoon Cooling/Heating System layout

System Definition: 

The external environment of aircraft mock-up is ensured by the cocoon ventilation system. Cold or hot air, depending on the desired exterior environmental condition, circulates in the cocoon air circuit using an appropriate ventilator. Before entering the cocoon (cladding around the aircraft mock-up), the desired cocoon air temperature is established after passing through a heat exchanger for cold conditions or through a heater for hot conditions.


  • Analyse different cocoon cooling/heating flow configurations for the acclimatisation of an aircraft mock-up exterior environment
  • Investigation of flow distribution in the cocoon for the top-bottom and the bottom-top cocoon supply configurations
  • Assess the uniformity of the aircraft mock-up skin temperature distribution and allow for an estimation of the heat flow balance of the cocoon ventilation system
  • Parametric study for each configuration
  • Perform optimization of system layout based on the simulation results


Our Expectations:
Good knowledge of computational fluid dynamics, advanced knowledge of Ansys-Fluent.

What you could expect:

  • Flexible office hours
  • Friendly work environment
  • Possibility to participate in an interesting research project and to extend existing abilities


Remuneration according to the general works agreement for employing assistant staff.

In case of identical qualifications, preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to providing equal career opportunities for men and women.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new Vistas.

Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik
M.Sc. Arnav Pathak
Fraunhoferstr. 10
83626 Valley
Tel.: 08024 / 643 - 658

Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik
Dr.Ing. Victor Norrefeldt
Fraunhoferstr. 10
83626 Valley
Tel.: 08024 / 643 - 273

Please consider that we can only accept online applications.

Kennziffer: IBP-2017-32H; Bewerbungsfrist: 28.02.2018

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Anzeigenart Praktikum, Werkstudent, Abschlussarbeiten
Arbeitszeit Teilzeit
Vertragsart Abschlussarbeit
Berufliche Praxis keine Angabe
Aus- und Weiterbildung Abitur / Fachabitur
Berufskategorie Produktion, Forschung und Entwicklung / Forschung und Entwicklung
Arbeitsort Fraunhoferstraße 10, 83626 Valley

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Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik IBP

Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik IBP

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Kontakt für Bewerbung

Frau Miriam Liebhart
Fraunhoferstraße 10, 83626 Valley

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