Engineering Internship: Multi-body Dynamics Modeling and Testing for Seismic Application

Research & development

Mechanical engineering


Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Physics, Other technical job categories

Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00251611-448


Are you a bachelor or master student in engineering or physics, looking to expand your knowledge and experiences? Are you pragmatic person with strong analytical and communicational skills? Do you have an affinity with FEM and mechanical analysis? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

Within ASML, the sector Development & Engineering (D&E) is responsible for the specification and the design of the ASML lithography systems. The department Mechanical Architecture (MA) is designing, building and analyzing mechanical systems and sub-systems, which are fitted into the end products. The Mechanical Analysis group is responsible for precision engineering of critical modules and for general mechanical analysis. Are you eager to further develop your mechanical expertise? To be part of the state-of-the-art technology innovation and multiple engineering discipline? If so, then an internship as mechanical analyst at ASML could be the perfect next step in your career.

For the design of ASML machines, the impact load at internal interfaces, such as end-stops, during seismic event is crucial input to avoid machine damage and to guarantee throughput. Modeling approach for such nonlinear end-stops evolved through the years with different tools in the simulation group. However seismic analysis often involves long-duration earthquake signals which is computationally challenging.

A most recent model with multi-body dynamics (MBD) approach showed great advantages for this type of transient seismic analysis. Generally it’s observed that the MBD model with Altair MotionSolve solves efficiently and is convenient to include any level of model flexibility. However, discrepancies in results were also observed in comparison with other simulation tools and existing measurement. Therefore, it is still to be answered to what extent the MBD modeling for such transient seismic analysis can be reliable and precise, especially when nonlinear elements, such as end-stops, exist in the model.

Your assignment

The objective of this internship assignment is to build an approach with MBD modeling and test to validate and verify (V&V) the application for seismic analysis with nonlinear behavior from end-stops. It is expected to start with a V&V plan, then carry out MBD modeling (with Altair MotionSolve) and tests accordingly, and finally evaluate both results and propose possible modeling guidelines.

This internship is intended for bachelor students as a graduation project and for master students as an apprentice internship. The preferred start date is in September 2022, and the intern is expected to be available 4 to 5 days per week for 6 months.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship, you:

  • Are a bachelor or master student in engineering (mechanical, biomechanical, aerospace, civil) or physics;
  • Have knowledge of mechanical analysis and FEM analysis and an affinity with testing;
  • Are communicative and have strong analytical skills;
  • Speak and write English on an advanced level.

Please note that we may only consider applicants who remain enrolled as students at their educational institute 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

Change the world – one nanometer at a time
Become an intern at a Dutch company that’s a global industry leader. You’ll gain valuable experience in a highly innovative environment – one that sparks your imagination and creativity. In addition to a monthly internship allowance of maximum €600 (plus a possible housing and/or travel allowance), you’ll get practical guidance from experts in the field and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic team environment.

ASML: be part of progress
ASML is a high-tech company headquartered in the Netherlands. We manufacture the complex lithography machines that chipmakers use to produce integrated circuits, or computer chips. What we do is at the heart of all the electronic devices that keep us informed, entertained and connected. Every day, you use electronics that simply wouldn’t exist without our machines.

Behind ASML’s innovations are engineers who think ahead. The people who work at our company include some of the most creative minds in physics, electrical engineering, mathematics, chemistry, mechatronics, optics, mechanical engineering, and computer science and software engineering.

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
We’re a global team of about 29,000 people of 120 different nationalities and counting. Headquartered in Europe’s top tech hub, the Brainport Eindhoven region in the Netherlands, our operations are spread across Europe, Asia and the US.

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 the opportunity to get to know not only the world of industrial-strength R&D, but yourself – you’ll discover just what 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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