Master internship Predictive Oxidation Control

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Are you looking for a challenging master internship? Are you interested in helping us combining the oxide evolution model with the annealing process software to generate predictions of final surface quality under different atmosphere actuator settings? We are looking for you!

Wat ga je doen?

Over the past decade, Tata Steel R&D has developed its own software to monitor, predict and control steel strip temperatures in the continuous annealing and hot dip galvanising lines of Tata Steel Europe. As the quality of the strip surface depends critically on the oxide evolution in the annealing furnaces, accurate strip temperature control is essential in ensuring a product of good and homogeneous quality.
In order to improve the control of the oxidation process during annealing, in line actuators have been integrated that are capable of locally adjusting the atmosphere (in particular: its oxygen content). A model has been developed to predict internal and external oxidation of the steel elements as a function of process temperatures and oxygen availability.

Details of the assignment
The primary goal is to combine the oxide evolution model with the annealing process software to generate predictions of final surface quality under different atmosphere actuator settings. With the outcome of these predictions, the feasibility of using these actuators in real time can be evaluated. Moreover, it should clarify the possibilities and/or limitations of using the oxide model for real time atmosphere adjustments. The final result will be a series of recommendations on how to best use the model and the actuators in daily practice. Depending on the length of the internship, the assignment can be expanded to include lab trials to validate the recommendations.

Herken jij jezelf hierin?
  • You are looking for a master internship for a 6-9 months durations;
  • You are a master student with a background in materials engineering, mechanical engineering, control engineering, mathematics, chemical engineering or physics;
  • You are a student at a Dutch University and you live in the Netherlands;
  • You master the English language;
  • You have experience prior experience with in-house development models and/or software is considered a favourable asset;
  • You are analytical and eager to learn.
Wat bieden wij jou?
  • A paid internship with proper guidance, with an internship compensation between €347,- and €416,- (depending on the type of internship);
  • An assignment which fits the requirements of your university;
  • You can gain valuable experience within a large organization and one of the Netherlands biggest manufacturing industries;
  • During you internship you can participate in event such as student tours and lunch lectures;
  • You have the possibility to make use of our Library Services.
Wat is jouw werkomgeving?

You will work in the Thermal Processes knowledge group, which consists of about fifteen researchers from various backgrounds. Your work will typically consist of code development, but since the final application relies heavily on first principle process models, there is also room to explore some of the physics and chemistry behind it.

As we have been working from home for most of the past year, we are looking forward to welcoming you in our office where we maintain an energetic, informal working atmosphere.

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Is this the assingment you are looking for? Please apply directly via de application button below, don't forget to upload your motivation letter. If you have any questions or you want to have more information first? Please contact Dewi de Lange, Campus Recruiter via or 06 51265186.

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€ 347,- tot € 416,-
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