We offer a master thesis:

Simulation of a truck on a powertrain testbed

With focus on hybrid components

On a powertrain testbed (PTTB) instead of tires, the powertrain is connected to e-motors (dynos). The overall system including electric/hybrid components is getting quite complex. Therefore, in this thesis a simulation model should be developed to enable investigations on different control parameters and limitations of the testbed.


  • Get familiar with an existing simplified simulation model of a PTTB (Matlab/Simulink)
  • Adaption of the simplified conventional powertrain to a hybrid powertrain
  • Simulation runs on the defined maneuvers and investigation on different controller settings
  • Comparison of simulation results of a standard vehicle and the PTTB simulation model


  • Mechatronics engineering
  • Control engineering
  • Vehicle engineering


  • High interest in modeling and simulation of dynamic systems
  • Good knowledge of control engineering (PI-controller, etc.)
  • Knowledge of MATLAB Simulink
  • Basic knowledge of vehicle and powertrain modeling


The successful completion of the thesis is remunerated with a one-time fee of EUR 2,600 before tax.

According to the Austrian Employment of Foreign Nationals Act it is unfortunately not possible to assign graduate work to third-country citizens (Non-EU citizens) who study at a university abroad.


Name: Christoph Schörghuber
Position/Abteilung: Lead Engineer for System Simulation CV
Tel.: +43 664 88631518