Thesis work: Optimal Battery Pack Housing Material and Design

Background of thesis project

Currently Volvo Penta is using battery technology from automotive sector. The batteries developed for automotive sector have housing designs that are intended for on-road scenarios (durability to withstand crash, direct exposure to environment and on-road substances etc.)

Marine has different applications and housing design and materials. It is for example less relevant to consider crash, but weigh, vibration, and thermal event containment become more important etc.

Suitable background

You should possess these qualifications:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Simulation and CAD skills
Description of thesis work


Research and define optimal housing (encapsulation) materials and design for battery packs for use in marine environment at Volvo Penta.

First step
  • Identify and gather application requirements
  • Refine requirements for housing
  • Identify potential materials
Second step
  • Develop housing concept
  • Perform virtual validation
  • Build prototype
  • Test prototype
Thesis Level: Master and/or Bachelor
Language: English
Starting date: January 2024
Number of students: 1-2

Karin Carlsson (
A mentor will be assigned

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