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We are Austria’s largest Research and Technology Organisation and an international player in the research areas that we cover. This makes us a leading development partner for industry and a top employer in the scientific community. Our Center for Energy in Vienna invites applications for a:
 

Master Thesis “Experimental analysis of a compression heat pump with an integrated latent storage”

Imagine
  • Today, the thermal energy for domestic hot water in residential buildings is mainly stored in sensible water storages. They are cost-efficient and widely available.
  • But although the specific heat of water is high, materials carrying out a phase change (PCMs) could reach significant higher storage energy density compared to a conventional sensible water storage.
Engage
  • Experimental tests of novel PCM/HEX-modules integrated in a heat pump cycle for residential buildings
  • Adaptions of the experimental set-up and experimental hardware in the loop analysis
  • Evaluation and analysis of the results and comparison of measurements with simulations
Achieve
  • Within the present master thesis, a novel storage component, a high performance PCM/HEX module, will be integrated directly into the refrigerant cycle of a heat pump and will be experimentally tested in a thermally controlled laboratory ready for hardware in the loop experiments.
  • Experimental results will be discussed continuously. Finally, the thesis will give a comprehensive analysis of the experiments and will discuss possible operation modes in residential buildings and the feasibility of upscaling.
Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner (m/f):
  • Master student in mechanical or mechatronics engineering, technical physics or similar
  • Experience in experimental scientific working, data analysis, programming and thermodynamics
  • Self-motivated and problem-solving mindset
  • Very good communication skills in German and English

The earliest starting point for the thesis is February 2019!

What to expect:
EUR 719,51 gross per month for 20 hours/week based on the collective agreement. There will be additional company benefits. As a research institution, we are familiar with the supervision and execution of Master theses and we are looking forward to supporting you accordingly!

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