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Thesis Work - 1D methods for optimization of Thermal Efficiency

Thesis Worker at Volvo Cars

Welcome to explore the world of Volvo Cars by writing your thesis with us! As a thesis worker in our organization you are supported by a supervisor who follows you during your project. All thesis projects are arranged in business critical areas and therefore you will be able to contribute to our company purpose – providing freedom to move in a safe, sustainable and personal way – from day one! 



Thermal efficiency is a newly created area with Volvo cars, working to create Volvo´s most thermal efficient cars. We are part of the department Sustainability Center and our goal is to reduce the environmental aspects caused by thermal inefficiency but in the same time maximize the range for all of Volvo´s electric cars.

The team you will be joining has a long history of using 3D methods but are now aiming to widen their scope to also include 1D. This is why we need you, to help us develop new 1D methods to help Volvo increase their thermal efficiency!


In order to obtain an energy efficient system, it is crucial to minimize energy losses. Losses can occur as heat transfer through cooling hoses or unnecessary usage of electrical energy to run a fan or a pump. In the complex environment inside an engine bay all thermal systems interact, and it is therefore important to have methods to optimize the system towards low energy consumption. Hence the scope of this thesis is to study methods to run DOEs and optimization connected to 1D thermal system models.


We are looking for M.Sc. or B. Sc students in electrical or mechanical engineering, or other relevant area

You need to be fluent in English and previous experience in mathematical modeling is valued.



  • Starting date: February 2021 or later this year if preferred
  • Number of students: Suitable for 1-2 student.
  • ECTS: 30 per student


How to Learn More and Apply
Selection will be ongoing during the application period, so do not hesitate to send in your application. Attach your CV, cover letter, grades and references.

Please note that due to GDPR applications by email will not be accepted.


If you have any additional questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact:

Rosalie Olsson, team manager Thermal Efficiency. Rosalie.olsson@volvocars.com, 0729-66 84 82


We want your application at the latest 2020-12-03


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Gothenburg, Sweden

Job requisition ID:  48251

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