Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung - Division "Safety of Transport Containers“ in Berlin-Steglitz
The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is a materials research organization in Germany. Our mission is to ensure safety in technology and chemistry. We perform research and testing in materials science, materials engineering and chemistry to improve the safety of products and processes. At BAM we do research that matters. Our work covers a broad array of topics in the focus areas of energy, infrastructure, environment, materials, and analytical sciences.
The Transport Container Safety division is concerned with research, testing and assessment of transport containers for radioactive materials. This includes mechanical and thermal safety verifications and the development of experimental and computational test methods for the analysis of transport containers. As part of the experimental work, we perform a variety of load tests at our BAM Test Site for Technical Safety (TTS) close to Berlin.
Thesis or project work
Possible topics for a thesis or project work:
Experimental and numerical investigations of a heated steel disk for modeling of fire tests
Experimental and numerical investigations of prestressed bolted joints under load
Fire testing of containers with sheet metal encapsulated wood structures
Experimental and numerical investigations of sheet metal encapsulated wood structures under dynamic loading
Further application-related research topics can be developed in the field of safety of transport containers.
Student in a STEM subject
Experience in the fields of classical mechanics, thermic or the application of simulation software in the aforementioned fields is an advantage
Willingness to familiarize with further programs, e.g. simulation software, measurement
Interest in applied research
What we offer:
Excellently equipped workplace with powerful workstation
Various simulation tools for the investigation of mechanical and thermal problems
Outstandingly equipped laboratories with measurement technology for thermal and mechanical investigations
Exceptional experimental work at our BAM Test Site for Technical Safety (TTS)
Familiarization with new topics and expansion of skills already acquired during studies
Insight into the practical field of transport safety
How to apply:
We look forward to receiving your application by e-mail. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post to:
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
Unter den Eichen 44 - 46
Dr Gleim will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-3168 and/or by email to Thobias.Gleim@bam.de.