Master Thesis - Interior Climate U-Value

Position Description
To contribute to the group vision Volvo buses is working with improving the interior climate of the buses to offer the best customer experience. The energy efficiency is also of great importance as it is a large energy consumer and has great impact on electric vehicles especially.
Optimal energy consumption and interior climate quality can be achieved by calculating the U-Value (Thermal Transmittance) of the complete vehicle. This Master Thesis shall investigate improvements on how to make a more energy efficient bus from an Interior Climate point of view.

Description of thesis work
  • Develop new methodology for Complete Bus U-Value calculation
  • Build new U-Value model for complete bus U-Value calculation
  • Make complete bus energy declaration, using GT-Suite (1D SW)
  • Proposal of design changes for a more energy efficient bus product
Suitable background:
Mechanical engineering, applied mechanics, automotive engineering
Thesis Level: Master
Language: Swedish or English
Starting date: 20/01/2020
Number of students: 1
Tutor: Ronnie Malm, Principal Engineer Interior Climate, +46739024107


The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Buses, is driven by a purpose to ensure that millions of people reach their travel destination every day. Reliably, safely and with respect for the environment. We want to make a difference, being pioneers of sustainable transport solutions of the future. We want to be there for our customers providing uptime and reliability, all over the world every day. Volvo Buses is leading the biggest technology shift in public transport in decades with our electromobility offer. We work with passion, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.








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