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Internship in Materials Physics (m/f)


Colmar-Berg, L, LU

Company:  Goodyear

Goodyear. More Driven.

The Opportunity:
In order to reduce the development time of tires, a new physical tire model is required for early conception phases. Therefore, an analytical tire model described by mathematical equations from literature [1][2] will be implemented in a computational environment. The resulting data needs to be verified against published results and validated against available tire data. 


[1] Su, X.; Xu, N.; Guo, K.; Zhang, X. & Karimi, H. R.; An Analytical Tire Model with Flexible Carcass for Combined Slips; Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2014, 2014, 397538.
[2] Xu, N.; Yang, Y. & Guo, K.; A Discrete Tire Model for Cornering Properties Considering Rubber Friction; Automotive Innovation, Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020.


Implementation of a published analytical tire model, data analysis & documentation.


To join our team you will need:

  • Completed bachelor’s degree in material science/engineering/physics.
  • Experience in the development or implementation of computational tools.
  • Tire and/or automotive experience would be an asset.



  • Fluent in English.
  • French or German is an advantage.


Skills & Qualifications:  

  • Strong knowledge in computational programming (C++ or MATLAB or Python).
  • Good knowledge of analytical mathematics (PDE).
  • Good physical perception of complex phenomena.
  • Knowledge about tires, friction, or mechanical properties of rubber is an advantage.


You must be available for 6 months & be enrolled in university.
Ideal starting date : Flexible


Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg and Hanau, Germany strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to 

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