Master Thesis work-Setting up of customized material model parameters for pocket spring simulation

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Intern

Company Description

IKEA has an ambition to inspire and enable more than 1 billion people to live a better everyday life within the limits of the planet. We want to go beyond the conventional methods of physical and virtual testing. In the product development platforms we aim to develop platforms, new ways of working and whole new way of understanding the materials. In order to go further in these areas we need an academic eye to further build the expertise in our team. 

We are now looking for a person that can write  their Master thesis at IKEA Range & Supply from January to June 2021.

Job Description

The Thesis work involves choosing the right material model and finding the right material parameters for the chosen model, for simulating the pocket spring behavior. Currently there is a large amount of uncertainty in simulated and tested behavior.
•    Understand how pocket spring cores are built (for mattress and cushions)
•    Build the simulation model in LS Dyna
•    Carry out physical test on the spring core/indentation and pressure sensors.
•    Validate the simulations results with physical test results
•    Prepare a detailed report with all the findings, material characteristics and future study scope.


A curious mind can do wonders!
We are looking for master’s student in the field of mechanical, bio mechanical engineering with interest in the field of Finite element analysis, material science, sensors. Prior knowledge in finite element analysis is preferred.

Additional Information

The thesis work needs to be performed in the premises of  IKEA of Sweden, with uncertainties due to COVID 19, it may happen that student still have to do a lot of work from his/her university. Initial weeks in to the thesis the student will be given an in-house training on software being used and the usage of any hardware. 

If you have any questions about the role or the recruitment process you are welcome to contact IKEA Supervisor Praveen at [email protected] 
We are looking forward to your application! Please submit both your CV and motivational letter in English latest 22/11 2020. 

Please note:
To take part of the Thesis work, you have to be enrolled in a Thesis course provided at university level/Thesis agreement with the university.

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