Thesis work: Active Suspension For Marine Drivelines​

Background of thesis project

Traditional marine engines use passive engine suspensions typically made of rubber cushions or metallic springs. Volvo Penta want to investigate the possibilities for active engine and driveline suspension for improving the overall boat experience. ​

Suitable background

You should possess these qualifications:​
  • BSc/MSc student in any of the following fields​
  • Design and Product development​
  • Mechanical Engineering​
  • Equivalent ​
  • Knowledge in 3D CAD software​
  • Material science​
Your application should include the following:​
  • CV​
  • Cover Letter​
  • Transcript of grades​
Description of thesis work:
Investigate the potential of implementing active suspension into the marine driveline.​
  • Pre-study of different type of suspensions.​
  • Develop concepts how it can be implemented in marine driveline.​
  • 3D-vizuliaztion of concept/s.​
This aim is a wish from our side, but if you have your own idea in this area or want to focus more on one of the steps below, please write this in your personal letter. ​

Thesis Level: Master and/or Bachelor
Language: English/Swedish
Starting date: January 2024
Number of students: 2

Hans Olausson (
Amanda Salfjord
Simon Carlsson

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