Volvo Penta Job Opening

Volvo Penta
Hydrodynamics Job Opening

This job was posted 7 June 1997



1. Development of large scale programs in FORTRAN77 for propulsor analysis,
design and optimization, using boundary element methods, lifting surface
and lifting line methods
2. Use of Savitsky planning hull performance programs to evaluate powering
requirements for boats.
3. Use of a Computational Fluid Dynamics package (CFX4 and CFX5) for
external and internal flows, with and without heat transfer.
4. Use of Pro/Engineer for the parametric modeling of surfaces and solids
of propulsor related parts and assemblies
5. Initiate prototyping and new product development into manufacturing
6. Use of FEM/FEA (Ansys and Adina) for the structural analysis of
propulsor parts.
6. Use of Computerized  Machine Measurements (CMM) for quality control of
production and prototype 
7. Experimental testing in cavitation tunnel and free surface tunnels to
study effect of cavitation and boundary layers on full scale and model
8. Full scale performance and cavitation testing of propellers and stern
drives. Testing of boat handling, maneuvering and performance (speed and


Minimum of two and a half years research experience in propulsor
hydrodynamics in a university/research center AND minimum of one and a half
years of applied hydrodynamics research in industry.
Extensive knowledge and experience of large scale programming in FORTRAN77.
Extensive research knowledge and experience of potential based boundary
element formulations and source and vortex latice lifting surface
formulations as applied to cavitating marine propulsors.
Extensive applied knowledge and experience of finite-difference
Navier-Stockes formulation, multiblock hexahedral gridding and unstructured
tetrahedral gridding.
Technical publications/presentations in recognized professional literature
and conferences.
Specialist in parametric surface and solid modeling with Pro/Engineer.
Knowledge and experience in material science and manufacturing techniques.
Theoretical knowledge and applied experience of FEM/FEA.
Applied experience of CMM for quality control.
Extensive experience and theoretical knowledge of cavitation experiments in
marine hydrodynamic tunnels. LDV instrumentation and dynamometer.
Extensive applied experience in full scale open water testing of propulsor
and boat performance.
Solid oral and written communication skills.  Multi-lingual a plus.


Master of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering and Master of Science Degree
in Mechanical Engineering.


Founded in 1907, the Volvo Penta name has been synonymous with quality and
reliable performance in the marine market. Challenging positions exist for
highly motivated, customer focused candidates. Volvo Penta of the Americas,
Inc., located in Chesapeake, Virginia is the global headquarters for the
design and engineering of gasoline marine engines and sterndrive propulsion
systems, with sales and marketing responsibility for the North American and
NAFTA market place.

We offer competitive salary and Volvo Options, a flexible benefits program
that lets you select the benefits that satisfy your individual needs.

Please send your resume to: 
        Human Resources Dept.
        Volvo Penta of the Americas, Inc.
        1300 Volvo Penta Drive
        Chesapeake, VA 23320

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