1. Graduate internship GCCE Research Department29-11-2012 | 00:00
Our profile
Apollo Tyres Global R&D BV, like Apollo Vredestein BV, is situated in Enschede (NL) and is a part of Apollo Tyres Ltd. We are responsible for the development and testing of all car and van tyres for all the brands held by the company (including Apollo, Vredestein and Dunlop). These activities are performed for all markets worldwide by some 100 employees.

The challenge
Finite-Element analysis is considered a valuable tool in the design process of new tyres. Using this tool, the performance of new tyres can be estimated. Certain aspects of the models, however, are not fully validated and additional research is required to improve the quality of the output. One of the items is the stiffness of rubber layers with embedded fabric reinforcement. The goal of this assignment is to study the tensile and compressive properties of these layers.

The focus of this assignment is to determine the stiffness properties of the layers, such as the belt and carcass, by designing and executing a test plan. The main goal is to determine the properties in tension and compression and to proof or disproof that both properties are the same. The student is expected to study the literature available on the subject and to modify an existing test procedure or construct a new one. Since the results should be implemented in a 3D Finite Element Simulation, the student should approach the assignment from the FEA point of view. As such, interest in and experience with FEA is preferred.

Your profile
• You are a Bachelor or Master student in Mathematics, Physics or Mechanical Engineering.
• Experience with or interest in numerical simulations is preferred.
• You have good communication skills.
• You have knowledge of English in speech and writing.

• Entrepreneurial spirit
• Creativity
• Perseverance and courage
• Interdisciplinary cooperation
• Flexibility
• Self-starter

If you are interested and fit the requirements of this graduate internship, send your cover letter and curriculum vitae to

For more information about this graduate internship, please contact Bart de Bruijn, Researcher on +31 53 488 822 9.
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