This project is aimed at creating a scientific understanding for mechanical governors used in pneumatic tools.

In our pneumatic tools for Metal Fabrication, mechanical governors are utilized to control the airflow, thereby both control the RPM of the tool and optimize their performance. Different designs are used in both vane motors and turbine motors. The speeds are very high, up to around 65 000 RPM. Since the RPM of the tool is a critical safety issue, it is of great importance that this design is durable and delivers the same RPM over time.
Today the designs are based on experience and verification through thorough testing.

1.    Collect data on the current designs and create a model for how the governors work. 
2.    Develop a design tool that can be used as an aid in the development and verification of governors for new pneumatic engines and tool.

For the right student this can be a very challenging and rewarding Thesis with the possibility to create real value. 

Relevant educational backgrounds: 
This thesis could work for either of the below stated educations.
•    Mechanical engineering 
•    Technical Physics 

Level of thesis project:
•    Master thesis

We believe in order for you to thrive in this assignment you have a great understanding for physics, thermodynamics, control technology and are familiar with MatLab or other comparable program.

Additional information:
Our office is located in Sickla, Stockholm. The selection process will be ongoing so if you are interested in the position, don’t hesitate to apply! 

As this is a project position for studies and not an employment, it does not qualify for seeking a work permit. We can therefore only accept applications from students who are either attending Swedish universities (i.e. already have a student visa) or, if they are attending universities abroad, are EU-citizens.

Company presentation:
Great ideas accelerate innovation. At Atlas Copco Industrial Technique we team up with our customers to turn industrial ideas into smart manufacturing assembly solutions and innovative industrial tools. Our passionate people, expertise and service bring sustainable value to industries everywhere. .

We add value wherever we do business

The Atlas Copco Group serves customers through innovative compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, power tools and assembly systems. We are a global and diverse Group of many strong brands and around 34 000 employees representing different cultures in more than 180 countries. We have a wide range of positions so whatever your interests or area of expertise, we offer interesting challenges and the opportunity to grow.

Passionate people create exceptional things. We believe in challenging the status quo, always looking for a better way. Our leading edge technology enables us to innovate for a sustainable future. We believe that people make it happen and with us you are empowered to act. Your ideas can make a real difference and contribute to the quality of life for people everywhere.

Learn more at www.atlascopcogroup.com

Master Thesis - Simulation tool of governors for high speed pneumatic tools



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