Monday, August 21, 2023

Construction of a simulation model for the investigation of glass components

Topic and Goal of the Thesis

One of the current design trends in vehicle technology is the increasing usage of glass. The exterior of future vehicle generations will incorporate ever larger glass components. The increasing proportion of glass as a brittle-breaking material has, among other things, an impact on the vehicle structure and crash safety. For the realization of large glass surfaces and components, an in-depth understanding of glass simulation is essential. The aim of this work is to identify different simulation approaches for glass and to build a suitable model.

Working Points

  • Systematic research on simulation approaches for glass
  • Design of the most suitable approaches in simulation software
  • Evaluation and comparison of the different approaches by simulative investigation
  • Documentation of the results in written form


  • Good English or German language skills
  • Reliability, commitment and enjoyment of working independently
  • Knowledge of glass as a material and of simulation desirable

Note: Please attach brief resume and grade summary.


Christopher Peters M.Sc.
+49 241 80 25686

Type of work



Earliest possible date

Prior knowledge

Automotive engineering as well as ideally on the material glass and its simulative approaches


Deutsch, Englisch

Research area

Fahrzeugkonzepte & HMI


Institute for Automotive Engineering
RWTH Aachen University
Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen · Germany
+49 241 80 25600

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