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Energy Engineering Internships

Apply for one of these internships through the Internship Program (IP) (Deadline February 15/October 1) or the campus internship track of the Study and Internship Program (SIP) (Deadline February 15).

 

 

Internship in Energy Engineering

at Bremen City University of Applied Sciences

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Supervisor

Prof. Slawomir Smolen

Project

Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC)

Working fluid selection procedure for optimization of Organic Rankine Cycle applied for waste heat recovery.

One of the key challenges on the area of energy engineering is the system development for increasing the efficiency of primary energy conversion and use. From this perspective, low-and middle temperature heat as waste heat from various processes is becoming more and more “attractive” as a secondary energy source. One candidate suitable for improving efficiencies of existing applications and allowing the extraction of energy from previously unsuitable sources is the Organic Rankine Cycle  Applications based on this cycle allow the use of low temperature energy sources such as waste heat from industrial applications, geothermal sources, biomass fired power plants and micro combined heat and power systems.

The selection of suitable organic fluids for use in Organic Rankine Cycle for waste energy recovery from many potential sources of low-medium temperature is a crucial step to achieve high thermal efficiency. In order to identify the most suitable organic fluids, several general criteria have to be taken into consideration. The aim of the study is to elaborate a tool for the comparison of the influence of different working fluids on performance of an ORC heat recovery power plant installation. A database of a number of organic fluids which allows the user to select the proper organic fluid for particular application has been developed. Calculations have been conducted for the same heat source and installation component parameters. The elaborated tool should create a support by choosing an optimal working fluid for special applications and become a part of a bigger optimization procedure by different frame conditions.

Tasks

  • Development of the existing program and data base for working fluid selection (Excel and Visual Basic)
  • Participation in the test runs of the test installation and development and correction of defects (Skills in Labview – Measurement program)
  • Other

Requirements

 

  • Knowledge in Thermodynamics and power plant technology.
  • Practical skills – simple programming (Visual Basics) and test bench operation (mechanical ant thermal measurements).
  • (Labview – Measurement program, not mandatory)

Language Skills

English

(possibly: German or Polish)

Duration

3-6 months, according to agreement

Possible Beginning

Feb. 15 application deadline: internship betw. Sep./Oct. & Feb.

Oct. 1 application deadline: internship betw. March & Aug.

Earlier beginnings may be possible depending on professor's availability

Credits

According to agreement

Payment

Usually not

 

Internship in Solar Energy

at Cologne Univesity of Applied Sciences

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Supervisor

Prof. Dr. Ulf Blieske

Renewable Energies (photovoltaics)
Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Process Engineering and Mechanical Systems

Project

Solar module performance at low radiation and oblique incidence light

 

The Cologne University of Applied Sciences has recently started a program which investigates oblique incidence light and low radiation behavior of different solar modules. A number of module parameters are measured as a function of incident angle and radiation in a test installation on the roof top of the Universities library. Out of these data, the annual energy yield of the PV-systems can be calculated with the help of computer simulation tools.

Tasks

 

Electric measurement with an electronic load system, labview, PV-Sol and other type of simulation, optimization of a tracking system

Requirements

Knowledge in electrical engineering, physics and if possible solar energy

Language Skills

If possible German, however, English is acceptable.

Duration

4-6 months

Possible Beginning

Feb.15 application deadline: internship betw. Sep./Oct. & Feb.

Oct.1 application deadline: internship betw. March & Aug.

Earlier beginnings may be possible depending on professor's availability

Credits

Upon agreement

 

Internship in Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Electronic Design, E-Mobility, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency

at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

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Supervisor

Prof. Dr. Hans‑Jürgen Pfisterer

Project

Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Electronic Design, E-Mobility, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency

 

The Power Electronic Lab has superior lab equipment. The main research activities are  power electronics, electrical drives, E-Mobility, energy storage systems and energy efficiency. Direct industrial cooperation project ensure the focus on practical engineering projects. The lab has 20 employees who are mainly doing series development of power electronic. We have modern measurement systems and can test the efficiency of electrical drives system up to 75 kW.

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Tasks

 

  • Research Power Electronics
  • Research Electrical Drive Systems
  • Technology projects for industry
  • Development projects for industry
  • Test Center

We will make an individual agreement with the student in which the student can select the research and work area. We will provide a project description to the student to ensure a focused work on the research task. We provide an experienced engineer who is taking care of the every day questions of the student. We expect a highly motivated student.

Requirements

Basics of power electronics and electrical drive systems

Language Skills

English

Duration

minimum of 5 months

Possible Beginning

Feb. 15  application deadline: Possible beginning Sept./Oct./Nov. 2017
Oct.  01 application deadline: Possible beginning Mar./Apr./May 2018

Credits

15 ECTS for 3 months; 1 month = 5 ECTS
According to agreement

Payment

To be determined

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