18 days ago - req12708

Internship: Dynamic analysis of a system using multibody FE approach

Research & development

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Mechanical engineering


This is an apprentice internship for a master's student or a graduation internship for a WO bachelor's student in mechanical engineering who is interested in developing a valid transient dynamics model of an ASML machine part with integrated control systems.

Job Mission

The main challenge of ASML is to make it possible to produce smaller chips with more information. To establish this ASML machines should continuously be improved on positioning requirements of mechanical devices and machine throughput. This is only possible by using upgraded or totally new components with better performance. Within the mechanical analysis group we utilize state of the art simulation techniques to understand how key performance factors of various machine modules are related to their design parameters. This understanding helps us identify risks in the design and also gives us direction to improve the performance even further.

Job Description

The Reticle Mask (ReMa) is one of the key modules of ASML machines. It is a highly dynamic module with many moving parts. Identifying dynamic behavior of ReMa is of key importance for its performance prediction. That is why we want to take full advantage of what current simulation tools offer and analyze complete (transient) dynamics behavior of this module.
For this assignment you will start with the currently available FE model of ReMa and at the end deliver a valid transient dynamics ReMa model with integrated control systems. A
multi-body approach with flexible components shall be used to achieve this. The goal is to be able to mimic the real life time-domain behavior of ReMa when its moving parts are actuated and controlled. Motionsolve would be the tool to be used in this project. However, the current model is available in ANSYS.


You are a WO bachelor or master’s student with a background in mechanical engineering. Knowledge of dynamics and control is preferred, while good knowledge of FE modeling and analysis is required. You have good communication skills and a proactive hands-on attitude. Furthermore you have good knowledge of English, verbal and written.

This is an apprentice (for a master student) or graduation (for a bachelor student) internship for 5 days a week with a minimum duration of 6 months.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

Other information

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.
We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the software to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.
We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.
In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.
An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?