In collaboration with Pauline van Dongen Design studio, Tentech Is involved In a development project. Aim Is to develop a structural fabric out of smart textile. Ingredients for the smart textile are solar technology and weaving, the so called SUNTEX. The SUNTEX will be used In fabric architecture.
We therefore are looking for:
- Civil engineering student for In depth FEM modelling of the weave and solar technology to predict strength, stiffness and crimp Interchange of the fabric.
- Building technology student for Integration of the fabric Into a building or building component. Connection detailing of the fabric will need to be developed In conjunction with the solar technology
Student profile Civil Engineering
We are looking for a 5th year master student structural engineering with an in-depth knowledge of FEM modelling, spatial structures and their related structural requirements. Objective is to model the solar textile in on fiber level to be able to understand the interaction of fibres and solar technology compenents. Knowledge of and experience with smart textiles are even more preferred.
Student profile Building Technology
We are looking for a 5th year master student in building engineering with an in-depth knowledge of smart materials, parametric design (Rhino / Grasshopper), spatial structures and their related building technology elements. Knowledge of and experience with smart textiles are even more preferred.
Skills & responsibilities
The responsibilities include exploring textile constructions by designing weaving structures, modelling them by parametric design, locating solar tracks In the fabric, optimizing solar gain.
The skills for this position include: design research, material exploration, textile techniques ,creative pattern cutting, parametric design, building technology techniques, prototype development and testing, social & cultural awareness, visual sensibility, good knowledge of Rhino / grasshopper.
Vacancy: (smart) textile designer/researcher Student profile: structural / building engineering
Minimum duration: 6 months, combination with Internship possible Start/end date: flexible, starting from February 2021 onwards.
Also see this link for the graduation project.