Phd position URBAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CONCRETE STRUCTURE (1)

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Sep 2024

18 Mar 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

University of Liege
Department

UEE/Argenco
Research Field

Engineering » Civil engineering
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Belgium
Application Deadline

1 Sep 2024 - 00:00 (Europe/Brussels)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

38h
Offer Starting Date

1 Apr 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Behaviour of aggregate entanglement and modelling of concrete structures with recycled aggregates.

The full recovery of mineral construction and demolition waste as recycled raw materials for concrete production is a societal goal that is still pending and difficult to achieve due to high durability and mechanical strength requirements. In this context, concrete waste recovery routes will include advanced applications of recycled aggregates. However, these aggregates affect the performance of concrete structures, as they have an impact on important load resistance mechanisms, such as the interlocking of aggregates in the cracks of elements subjected to shear. We are looking for a motivated PhD student who is able to work with research teams at Uliège.

We are looking for a motivated PhD student who is able to work with research teams at Uliège.

This person will be responsible for carrying out laboratory experiments under monotonic and cyclic/fatigue loading with advanced measurements carried out at ULiege. The results will be used to develop models of aggregate entanglement on the meso and macro scales. Kinematic and numerical modelling will also be developed to study the effect of recycled aggregates on shear-critical reinforced concrete elements. The research will be carried out in collaboration with 3 other PhD students working on non-structural aspects related to recycled aggregates.


Requirements
Research Field
Engineering
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications
  • Required skills:
  • MASTER'S DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING/MECHANICS
  • Desirable skills:
  • EXCELLENT WRITTEN AND VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN FRENCH
  • GOOD WRITTEN AND VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH
  • Soft skills:
  • TEAM SPIRIT
  • AUTONOMOUS
  • ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS
  • Languages:
  • FRENCH
  • ENGLISH

Specific Requirements
  • This PhD work will therefore focus on developing rational mechanical models to capture the behaviour of aggregate nesting in concrete containing recycled aggregates.
  • Produce an estimate of the volume destined for demolition and therefore of the volume of materials available, with a view to drawing up an action and development plan for the construction and demolition waste recycling industry.…

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent

Languages
FRENCH
Level
Excellent

Research Field
Engineering » Civil engineering
Years of Research Experience
None

Additional Information
Benefits
  • Type of contract : PhD reseacher
  • Length of contract :4 years
  • Start date : september 2024 (at the latest)

    Salary and grade depend on the level of experience. On the basis of a complete file, the ULiège Human Resources Administration can estimate the gross monthly salary. Full reimbursement of home/work journeys made by public transport and access to a range of specific training courses for researchers are possible. The candidate will benefit from a dynamic working environment, with stimulating scientific support, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and advanced computer modelling tools on the Sart Tilman campus.


Selection process
  • Applications (covering letter and detailed CV) should be sent to Professor Boyan Mihaylov at the following address: [email protected]


     In the CV, please include the names and contacts of at least two people who can be contacted to provide letters of reference.


    Selected candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Liège or via Teams.

    Our institutional policy is based on diversity and equal opportunities. We select candidates on the basis of their qualities, regardless of their age, sexual orientation, origin, beliefs, disability or nationality.



 

 


Additional comments

For further information on the nature of the tasks or the procedure: Professor Boyan Mihaylov E-mail [email protected]   (( +32 4 3669497)


Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
University of Liège school of engineering department UEE ( Urban Environmental Engineering)
Country
Belgium
State/Province
Liège
City
Liège ( Sart Tilman)
Postal Code
4000
Street
Allée de la Découverte, 9 B52
Geofield


Where to apply
E-mail

[email protected]

Contact
State/Province

Liège
City

Liège
Website

http://www.uee.ulg.ac.be
Street

Allée de la Découverte, 9 B52
Postal Code

4000
E-Mail

[email protected]

STATUS: EXPIRED

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