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Hilti-Stipendium

Hilti bietet für jeden COMMAS-Jahrgang zwei Stipendien an. Die dabei entstehenden Abschlussarbeiten der Hilti-Stipendiaten befassen sich mit aktuellen Forschungsthemen von Hilti.

The Hilti Company

Hilti is one of the worlds leading companies specializing in the field of fastening and demolition systems in the construction industry. Hilti's leading position in the market is heavily dependent on leadership in innovation which, in turn, calls for leading-edge technical and scientific know-how.

The Hilti research in Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures contributes significantly to increase and strengthen Hilti specific know-how. It includes the development and application of in-house and commercial finite element codes as well as the simulation of multi-body systems. The complexity of the various strongly nonlinear phenomena (impact, material modelling of concrete, steel ...) and the extreme situations (large deformations, high stresses, ...) relevant for fastening and demolition requires advanced modelling including the latest results of current research. In order to answer the complex questions, the Hilti research engineers collaborate with leading experts in the respective fields.

The Scholarship

For each COMMAS class Hilti offers two scholarships, which include a grant of EUR 1.500 for the last semester. In addition, the thesis of the 'Hilti scholars' will be embedded into current scientific activities of Hilti and are carried out at Hilti in the Principality of Liechtenstein or in Kaufering.

These projects are available in summer term 2020:

  1. Ishan Gupta. Design Optimization of a Handheld Nailing Tool (18/24). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Malte von Scheven und Peter Bruggmüller (Hilti AG, Liechtenstein). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2018.
  2. Azamat Zhumagaliyev. Machine Learning Based Optimization of Eddy Current Drive Modeled as a Coupled Electromagnetic and Thermal Problem (18/25). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Florian Geiger und Chafic Abu-Antoun (Hilti AG, Liechtenstein). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2018.
  3. Krupesh Beekanahalli Shivaprakash. Investigation and Validation of the Piston Fatigue Life in Hilti Direct Fastening Tools (18/26). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Simon Bieber und Wolfram Hahn (Hilti AG, Liechtenstein). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2018.
  4. Alexey Solovtcov. Dynamic Tightening Behaviour of Screw Connections. Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Layla Koohi (IBB) und Lukas Braun (Hilti Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2018.
  5. Tanzia Nashrin Islam. Structural Design and Optimization of Hilti GX Tool (17/23). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Malte von Scheven und Peter Bruggmüller (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2017.
  6. Ken Tang. A Simplified Screw Model for Drop Test Simulations Considering Pretension and Failure (17/24). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Malte von Scheven und Wolfram Hahn (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2017.
  7. Omar Eladel Kamel. Global Optimization of Transient Electromagnetic Eddy Current Drive (17/25). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Malte von Scheven und Chafic Abu-Antoun (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2017.
  8. Zahid Mohammad Mir. Numerical Analysis of Loading Capacity for Metal Expansion Anchor and Direct Fastening Nail (16/01). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Dr. Malte von Scheven (IBB) und Dr. Yijun Li, Furkan Gültekin (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2016.
  9. Gaurav Sanjiv Asodekar. Precise Drop-Test Simulations (16/20). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Anne Schäuble (IBB) und Wolfram Hahn (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2016.
  10. Vikramaditya Ashok Gaonkar. Simulation of Fluid Flow through a Diamond Core Bit (16/21). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: M. von Scheven (IBB) und S. Andreae, A. Kidess (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2016.
  11. Shehjar Kaul. Development of a 6/4 switched reluctance motor based on global optimization using a transient finite element model (15/04). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Malte von Scheven (IBB) und Chafic Abu Antoun (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2015.
  12. Harsh Sharma. Investigation and Characterization of the Material Behavior of a Steel Alloy (15/29). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Malte von Scheven (IBB) und Wolfram Hanh (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2015.
  13. Kamal Kumar. Setting process simulation of DX elements on concrete (14/14). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Malte von Scheven (IBB) und Furkan Gültekin (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2014.
  14. Karunya Abuirami Ramani Mohan. Theory and Application of Convex Optimization in Hilit-Relevant Loadcases (13/07). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Malte von Scheven (IBB) und Peter Bruggmueller und Chafic Abu Antoun (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2013.
  15. Chenyi Luo. Numerical and Experimental Investigations of Thin Laminates (12/13). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Ralph Echter (IBB) und Michael Pertl (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2012.
  16. Junjie Luo. Numerical Evaluation of Concrete Models in LS-DYNA and Application to Hilti Specific Processes (12/14). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Malte von Scheven (IBB) und Yijun Li (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2012.
  17. Furkan Gültekin. Geometry Design Optimization in Transient FEA (11/01). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Anton Tkachuk (IBB) und Peter Bruggmüller (Hilti AG, Liechtenstein). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2011.
    • Toral Rashmikant Shah. Geometry Design Optimization of Fastening Systems in Transient Finite Elements (11/14). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: M. von Scheven und P. Bruggmüller (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2011.
      • Lessly Margarita Jaramillo Acuna. Numerical Simulation of Eddy Currents Induced by PCB Coils under Low Frequency Excitation (11/13). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: M. Bischoff und Herr Abu-Antoun (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2011.
      • Sofia Pappa. Numerical investigation of concrete screw under static and cyclic loading (11/16). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Ch. Wilking (IBB) und Dr. Y. Li (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2011.
      • Sandeep Patil. Investigation of failure mechanism and load carrying capacity of concrete screw by numerical simulation (10/11). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Prof. M. Bischoff (IBB) und Dr. Yijun Li (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2010.
        • Suresh Padmanabhan. Design of a Fastening System with Extensive Parameter Study and Sensitivity Analysis (Nr. 09/9). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Prof. M. Bischoff, I. Bruss, P. Bruggmüller (Hilti AG). Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2009.
          • Deepak Hegde Ganapayya. Shape and Parameter Optimization by Response Surface Method for Hand Operated Hilti Nailing Tool (Nr. 08/1). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Peter Bruggmueller (Corporate R&T, Hilti AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein) und Prof. Manfred Bischoff. Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2008.
            • Nagesh Chilakunda Sundaresha. Dynamic Simulation of Anchor Setting Process using the Continuous Surface Cap Model in LS-DYNA (Nr. 08/2). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Dr. Yijun Li (Hilti AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein) und Prof. M. Bischoff . Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2008.
              • Shafic Abu Antoun. Multidisciplinary Optimization of the Thermodynamic Behavior of a Gas Powered Fastening Tool (Gx Fan) (Nr. 07/4). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Frederic Hilchenbach and Hilti Corporation, Research & Development. Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2007.
                • Patil Prabhudevagouda. Numerical evaluation of damage-viscoplasticity model for concrete and application to impact problems (Nr. 07/3). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Frederic Hilchenbach and Hilti Corporation, Research & Development. Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2007.
                  • Pei-Chun Liao. Simulation of Large Chemical Anchors (Nr. 06/6). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Thomas Hettich and Hilti Corporation, Research & Development. Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2006.
                  • Özgür Aslan. Material Modelling of Metallic Sand under Impact Loads (Nr. 06/5). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Benjamin Schneider, Malte Neumann and Hilti Corporation, Research & Development. Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2006.
                  • Kinshuk Srivastava. Simulation of General Loading in Concrete using Arc-Length Methods (Nr. 05/4). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Frank Huber and Hilti Corporation, Research & Development. Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2005.
                  • Tarik Görgün. Material Modeling of Rubber (Nr. 05/5). Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Stefan Hartmann and Hilti Corporation, Research & Development. Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2005.
                  • Mustafa Ömercik. Topology and Shape Optimization Methods for Industrial Applications. Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Tobias Erhart and Hilti Corporation, Research & Development. Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2004.
                    • Krishna Moorthy Sivakumara Kannappan. Numerical Modeling of Short Time Dynamics for Product Development. Masterarbeit. Betreuer: Tobias Erhart and Hilti Corporation, Research & Development. Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart. 2004.

                      You will be paid a monthly salary during the time in Liechtenstein or Kaufering which is far enough for covering the living costs. The only prerequisite for being eligible for a Hilti scholarship is successful completion of the first two COMMAS semesters. The 'Hilti scholars' are chosen by a mixed Hilti and COMMAS board based on the application and the examination results.

                      Information Meeting

                      Detailed information about the company Hilti, the scholarship and possible master thesis topics will be given on

                      Monday, 21. October 2019 at 13:30 h in the Multimedia-Lectureroom, Pfaffenwaldring 7 room 1.155

                      Application

                      The Hilti scholarship provides not only a financial support to students but also offers an opportunity for students to collaborate with the Hilti company on practical problems. The scholarship will be based on the following conditions:

                      • It will be paid at the beginning of the fourth semester.
                      • The thesis will be embedded into current scientific activities of Hilti and should be partly ore completely carried out at Hilti in the Principality of Liechtenstein or in Kaufering.

                      The selected students will have the opportunity to carry out their thesis work within the department of Numerical Simulation. The thesis topic will be coordinated with the respective student and the respective advisor from the COMMAS side (University of Stuttgart).

                      The application deadline for master theses in summer term 2020 will be announced shortly.

                      The application shall contain:

                      • covering letter with your motivation for the Hilti scholarship
                      • your curriculum vitae (if software packages are mentioned specify hours and purpose (training/research project/industrial application)
                      • recent transcript with all your grades (you can download it from C@MPUS)

                      Please send these documents as pdf files by email to  Dr. Malte von Scheven.

                      In November some students will be invited to Schaan, Liechtenstein for the selection interviews.

                      Applications and further infos:

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