Six students and graduates of the Silesian University of Technology were selected for award in the XIX edition of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles contest for the best diploma and research theses.
The aim of the contest is to support young researchers passionate with the automobile industry and modern construction solutions used therein. Participants could have submit engineer, master, doctoral and postdoctoral theses in the fields announced by FCA company.
In the latest edition, six works from the Silesian University of Technology were awarded – two engineer and four master theses.
Awarded engineer theses:
- “BATT2CARS electric car – traction calculations” by Artur Goś, supervisor: Rafał Setlak, PhD, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering;
- “BATT2CARS electric car – prototype construction” by Marcin Gaik, supervisor: Rafał Setlak, PhD, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
Awarded master theses:
- “New generation of energy-saving synchronous motors with axial-force magnets for automotive applications” by Paweł Lasek, supervisor: Rafał Setlak, PhD, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering;
- “Thermo-Shock Test application on the cDAQ platform in the context of IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things)” by Jarosław Rzepecki, supervisor: Roman Wyżgolik, PhD, the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science;
- “Optimization and numerical analysis of the strength properties of a connecting rod of an internal combustion engine” by Dariusz Gros, supervisor: Agata Śliwa, PhD, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering;
- “The influence of boron on the structure and hardness of ductile iron” by Anna Hajok, supervisor: Andrzej Studnicki, assistant professor, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering;
The contest is conducted basing on the scientific-technological cooperation agreement between FIAT Research Center, the FCA company and three Polish universities: the Silesian University of Technology, the Warsaw University of Technology and the University of Bielsko-Biala.