FEM – Hubs & Uprights

Main Task

The uprights connect the suspension and steering joints with the hub in the front, and connect to the suspension and the driveshafts in the rear. The hubs are housed inside of the uprights and are mounted to the wheel rims. This subsystem therefore is the connecting link between the tyres and the moving car. Because of this, the uprights need to be designed to allow for maximum suspension performance, and to integrate the steering and driveshaft geometry in the hubs. As responsible for FEM Hubs & Uprights your main is also to aid the different subsystems in their FEM-analysis as well as being responsible for fine tuning the design of the Hubs & Uprights.

Your Profile

You should have an interest in mechanics and be comfortable in CAD. Basic knowledge in bearings and FEM is beneficial, however not necessary. You should also have great communication skills in order to create a well designed and integrated hubs and uprights system.

Recommended Courses

Here is a list of recommended courses which are good to have read before applying for this position. Notice that this is not a requirement.

FHLF15, Solid Mechanics, Basic Course
MMEF05, Transmissions
FHLF20, Finite Element Method
FMEN30, Fatigue
MMKN46, Computer Based Engineering, Design Analysis 1
MMTF15, Workshop Practice


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