Mechanical Engineering Internship (non-thesis): Flow-Induced Vibrations With Large Eddy Simulations

Research & development

Mechanical engineering



In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Physics

Published: 13 days ago Job ID: J-00250432-612


Are you a master student in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Physics, or similar? Do you have previous knowledge of turbulence and already some experience with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)? Are you curious, creative and eager to learn more in the field? If so, this internship may be interesting for you!

Background information

The performance of high-precision mechatronics systems, such as ASML’s lithography machines, can be affected by flow-induced vibrations (FIV) caused by the flow of cooling water through mechanisms, such as turbulence. The pressure fluctuations generated can travel through water circuits as acoustic pressure waves leading to disturbance forces on the machine structure. The goal of the project is to investigate how large eddy simulations (LES) can predict such pressure fluctuations in comparison against experimental measurements.

Your assignment

For this assignment you will perform various tasks, working with the Flow-Induced Vibrations (FIV), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and High Performance Computing (HPC) Competence Teams to perform LES for a given FIV problem, where experimental data is available for comparison. In addition, you will perform scalability tests for the LES simulations on CPU vs GPU structures, to assess the simulation time.

This is a master level full-time apprentice internship for a minimum duration of 3 months, preferrably longer, starting as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access U.S. controlled technology.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship you:

  • Are a master student in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Physics, or similar;
  • Have already acquired some experience with CFD and knowledge of turbulence, knowledge of LES is a plus;
  • Are creative, curious and goal-oriented;
  • Work well independently and have good communication skills;
  • Speak and write English on an advanced level.

Please note that we may only consider students who remain enrolled at their university for the whole duration of the internship.

Diversity and inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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 600 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing and/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?


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