IKEA has an ambition to inspire and enable more than 1 billion people to live a better everyday life within the limits of the planet. We want to go beyond the conventional methods of physical and virtual testing. In the product development platforms we aim to develop platforms, new ways of working and whole new way of understanding the materials. In order to go further in these areas we need an academic eye to further build the expertise in our team.
We are now looking for 1 student that can write their Master thesis at IKEA Of Sweden from January to June 2023.
The Thesis work involves measurement of movement of the spring in a particular load case, measurement of fatigue strength of spring wire samples. After carrying out simulation/s for load cases, estimate the fatigue life of a pocket spring. By following below mentioned steps (not limited to): • Understand how pocket spring cores are built (for mattress and cushions) • Understand product requirements and test methods • Build the simulation model in LS Dyna for the most demanding test/requirement. • Use any available methods (Ex. DIC) to understand the movement of the spring during load cycle. • Build the simulation model in LS Dyna to represent the load case. • Develop S-N (fatigue) curves for spring wires • Based on stress levels in the spring estimated by simulation model, estimate fatigue life of the spring. • Validate the simulations results with physical test results/measurements (fatigue measurements) • Prepare a detailed report with all the findings, material characteristics and future study scope.
A curious mind can do wonders! We are looking for master’s student in the field of mechanical, bio mechanical engineering with interest in the field of Finite element analysis, material science, sensors. Prior knowledge in finite element analysis is preferred.
The thesis work needs to be performed in the premises of IKEA of Sweden Älmhult, with uncertainties due to COVID 19, it may happen that student still have to do a lot of work from his/her university. Initial weeks in to the thesis the student will be given an in-house training on software being used and the usage of any hardware.
If you have any questions about the role please contact Praveen Kulkarni (+46 70 851 7811). We are looking forward to your application! Please submit both your CV and motivational letter in English latest 16th of October. We are reviewing applications as they come through so don’t wait to apply!
To take part in the Thesis, you have to be enrolled in a Thesis course provided at university level/Thesis agreement within Sweden.