Modeling the heat transfer in and outside the truck cabin

Master Thesis – Modeling the heat transfer in and outside the truck cabin


Modeling and simulation of vehicle systems is an important and integrated part of the development process for vehicles. Today our Cabin Climate control system depends on a Cabin Temperature sensor located in the cabin. There are use cases where a support model based on heat transfers can replace the sensor temperature.

Who we are

The Thermal Management department within Vehicle Technology is responsible for developing, delivering, and maintaining an optimized Cab Climate and Thermal Supply systems for all types of propulsion installations to all truck brands within the Volvo Group. We are responsible for leading the work with strategies and advanced engineering globally. We are located at Gothenburg and Bangalore and we have close cooperation with the engineering sites located in Greensboro and Lyon. We understand the final customer needs and apply our knowledge to develop technical concepts and solutions that satisfy customer and business needs. The work is based on innovation, shared technology, common architecture and brand uniqueness. We want to make a difference by being there for our customers and by providing uptime and reliable products.
As a master thesis student in the Thermal Management Application Software team you will be a valued contributor to our deliveries and continuous learning. You will be surrounded by a global and diverse team of highly skilled and engaged colleagues who will be interested in the progress of your work and eager to help and support along the way.
Description of tasks and expected outcome
  • Literature search about modeling heat transfer in a truck cabin.
  • Study existing simulation data and available measure data and propose a way forward.
  • Do complementary simulations if needed.
  • Goal: Build a heat transfer model in Simulink that estimates Cabin temperature to a level where it can replace Cabin Temperature sensor.
  • Heat transfer model shall run on target ECU.
  • Verification of heat transfer model in Climate Wind Tunnel or Road tests.
  • Documentation
Suitable background

This master thesis is a complex task that requires analytical skills and a deep understanding of heat transfer theory. To be successful in this master thesis project we believe that it is important that you recognize yourself in the following description.
  • Final year student in Master program for Automotive, Physics, Mechatronics, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or similar
  • Programming skills in Simulink, Matlab
  • Fundamental understanding of thermodynamics, with emphasis heat transfer theory.
  • Knowledge in simulation tool Simcenter STAR-CCM+ is a wish, but not a requirement.
  • Fundamental knowledge of vehicle technology
  • Analytical mindset and problem-solving skills
  • Fluent in English
Thesis level: Master, 30 ECTS credits

Number of students: 2

Start date: Second half of January 2024, or upon agreement

Industrial supervisors: Anders Lindén

Location: Volvo Lundby site, Gothenburg, Sweden

We look forward to receiving your application!

Kindly note that due to GDPR, we will not accept applications via mail. Please use our career site.

We value your data privacy and therefore do not accept applications via mail.

Who we are and what we believe in
Our focus on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity allows each of us the opportunity to bring our full authentic self to work and thrive by providing a safe and supportive environment, free of harassment and discrimination. We are committed to removing the barriers to entry, which is why we ask that even if you feel you may not meet every qualification on the job description, please apply and let us decide.

Applying to this job offers you the opportunity to join Volvo Group. Every day, across the globe, our trucks, buses, engines, construction equipment, financial services, and solutions make modern life possible. We are almost 100,000 people empowered to shape the future landscape of efficient, safe and sustainable transport solutions. Fulfilling our mission creates countless career opportunities for talents with sharp minds and passion across the group’s leading brands and entities.

Group Trucks Technology are seeking talents to help design sustainable transportation solutions for the future. As part of our team, you’ll help us by engineering exciting next-gen technologies and contribute to projects that determine new, sustainable solutions. Bring your love of developing systems, working collaboratively, and your advanced skills to a place where you can make an impact. Join our design shift that leaves society in good shape for the next generation.

우리는 여러분을 알고 싶습니다.

채용 절차


볼보에서의 여정이 시작됩니다! 지원서를 제출하는 즉시 이메일 확인서가 발송됩니다. 이후에도 계정에 로그인하여 개인 프로필을 업데이트할 수 있습니다. 채용 팀에서 현업 관리자와 함께 여러분의 지원서를 검토할 것입니다. 서류전형 합격자에게 다음 단계에 대한 정보가 제공됩니다.


유사한 직무

Functional Safety Engineer 테크놀로지 Göteborg, 스웨덴 게시됨: 
Cybersecurity Engineer - Risk Analysis Specialist 테크놀로지 Göteborg, 스웨덴 게시됨: 
Software Engineer for “Digital Twin” 테크놀로지 Göteborg, 스웨덴 게시됨: