Mechanical Engineering Internship (non-thesis): SimSolid Benchmarking on Structural Assemblies

Research & development

Mechanical engineering

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Other technical job categories

Published: 30 days ago Job ID: J-00251611-449


Are you a bachelor student in mechanical, biomedical, aerospace or civil engineering? Are you eager to further develop your mechanical expertise? To be part of the state-of-the-art technology innovation and multiple engineering disciplines? If so, then an internship as a mechanical analyst at ASML could be the perfect next step in your career.

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 group Mechanical Analysis is responsible for precision engineering of critical modules and for general mechanical analysis.

Your assignment

The mechanical analysis group supports projects with (FE) analysis. One of our challenges is modelling of basic structural assemblies. These assemblies typically have a lot of components which are welded or bolted together. The lead time for creating a model of such an assembly with a conventional FE tool is quite long. Preparation of the CAD, meshing of all components and modeling the connections is a time consuming process. SimSolid is a structural analysis tool that eliminates geometry preparation and meshing and has good capabilities for generating automatic contacts and connections. The goal of this internship is to study how accurate the predictions from SimSolid are compared to a traditional FE calculation. We are interested in how well dynamics are captured, so the focus will be on comparison of modal results. After that an evaluation of the mechanical performance will be conducted by comparing stresses and displacements.

We would like you to make a model of a structural assembly (welded/bolted structures and typically a lot of components) and compare the results from SimSolid to the existing/available results from Ansys. To investigate and explain the differences found (between Ansys and SimSolid) the SimSolid modelling parameters need to be varied (sensitivity study). Documentation of the results in a clear way and writing a 'how to' on setting up such a model in SimSolid is also part of the assignment.

This is an apprentice internship for bachelor students, starting in September or October 2022. The duration is 3 to 5 months and you should be available for the internship 5 days per week.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship, you:

  • Are a bachelor student in mechanical, biomedical, aerospace or civil engineering;
  • Have basic knowledge of mechanics, dynamics and FE modelling;
  • Are communicative and have strong analytical abilities paired with a proactive hands-on attitude;
  • Speak and write English on an advanced level.

Please note that we may only consider students who remain enrolled 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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