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10 Juil 2017

Temps Plein Research Engineer


Description de L'emploi

Siemens AG
Ville: Leuven VBR BE
Our organization:

Siemens Industry Software N.V. (SISW, formerly known as LMS) is an engineering innovation company, with proven track record in the area of experimental, numerical and hybrid (mixed experimental-numerical) system modelling for noise, vibration, durability and dynamics, performing substantial in-house research on advanced methods and applications. SISW is part of the Siemens PLM Software, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with seven million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software collaborates with companies to deliver open solutions, helping them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

Within SmartAnswer, SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV (Leuven, Belgium) is looking for an ESR (Early Stage Researcher) for a minimum duration of 36 months (extensible to 43 months), focusing on “Large Scale simulation methods for the efficient modeling of advanced liners”


SmartAnswer “Smart mitigation of flow-induced acoustic radiation and transmission for reduced aircraft, surface transport, workplaces and wind energy noise” is a research Initial Training Network (ITN), funded under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie program. Duration: Jan. 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2020.

SmartAnswer aims at training 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in the field of novel noise reduction technologies. All major industry segments in Europe are facing noise and vibration issues. The growth of aviation is notoriously hindered by its noise emissions. Passenger comfort has become a very competitive selling point in automotive industry, as well as a serious issue for high-speed trains. In buildings, HVAC systems make our workplaces uncomfortable and less productive, leaving aside the serious health issues that may arise as well. The desired increase of the share of wind energy production also requires very substantial noise reductions that cannot be achieved with current solutions. SmartAnwer aims to provide technical experts who will be able to lead the necessary industrial developments in the development of these innovative noise reduction methodologies. The recruited young researchers will be exposed to a multiplicity of industry sectors and a multiplicity of technical challenges, which will allow them to develop their technical and transversal skills encouraging their ability to learn and their initiative-taking up.

SmartAnswer is coordinated by the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI) in Belgium. There are 13 beneficiary partners in the consortium (9 universities, 2 research institutes and 2 companies), which specialize in several aspects relevant to flow-induced noise mitigation mechanisms.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

The scientific objective of the selected researcher will be the development of innovative numerical methods to efficiently tackle the modelling of large scale acoustic problems involving advanced liners. The modeling approach will be based on high-order adaptive finite element methods (hp-FEM). Today, engineers have to perform a large number of calculations to scan the design space and identify the optimal liner parameters. The researcher will tackle this key issue using an innovative approach based on the concept of Domain Decomposition Methods. The ESR will receive training and actively perform research in all aspects of the numerical methodology developed in the scope of this project.

Your Profile

All candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English. The R&D is highly multidisciplinary. An ideal candidate has a M.Sc. in computer science or in engineering (e.g. mechanics, fluid-dynamics, acoustics, physics) and an adequate mathematical & computational background.

  • Good Background in computational mechanics (FEM, hp-FEM or DGM) is required.
  • Good knowledge of programming languages (C/C++, Fortran, …) and/or of Matlab is required.
  • Some experience in High-Performance Computing is an advantage
  • Specific experience with specific CAE simulation methodologies and software (Finite Element Method (FEM), Boundary Element Method (BEM)…) is an asset.
  • Candidates who have the proper qualifications may get the opportunity to perform this work as part of a PhD study at the University of Southampton , at ISVR


An eligible Early Stage Researcher holds an MSc degree in Engineering and has less than 4 years of experience and has not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. The research experience includes the period since obtaining a university degree giving the candidate access to doctoral studies (the degree must entitle the holder to embark on doctoral studies without having to acquire any further qualifications).

At the time of appointment, the researcher may not have resided or carried out her/his main activity in the country of the hosting partner for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to her/his appointment. Women are especially encouraged to applyDepending on the candidate aspirations, the initial duration of 36 months could be extended to 43 months by combining with the running ITN project BATWOMAN sharing similar scientific objectives (see separate advertisement).

The research activities will mainly be carried out at Siemens Industry Software NV located in Leuven, Belgium, combined with research visits and/or short-term secondments to other members of the network.

villes : Leuven. Les catégories d'emploi : Engineering - Technique. Types d'emplois : Temps Plein.

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