Fraunhofer EMI offers a master thesis with the following topic:
Modeling the thermomechanical behavior of polymers
The topic is motivated by an industry project, with the focus on modeling polymer behavior at higher temperatures. It was noted that for a sound parameter-set, which is feasible over a vast range of temperatures and strain-rates, the temperature increase due to plastic deformation (along with heat conduction) has to be taken into account.
Besides modeling of the material behavior, the work of the thesis will also include work in laboratory (under supervision of an experienced scientist) to characterize the selected material (POM).
Interested students can found more information in the link provided below.