Phd position URBAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CONCRETE STRUCTURE (2)

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

Coupled Corrosion-Mechanical Assessment of Cracked Critical Zones of Reinforced Concrete Members.

Much of the critical infrastructure in the western world, and elsewhere, was built in the 1970s and 80s. As a result, in the coming decade a large number of bridges, tunnels, and other important structures will enter a critical age of 50 years, typically linked to significant levels of corrosion and deterioration. Therefore, it becomes increasingly important to be able to accurately assess the safety and remaining lifetime of existing structures, taking account of the current state of corrosion and predicting its evolution over time. The corrosion of reinforced concrete structures occurs mainly due to the penetration of water, oxygen, carbonation and chlorides in the concrete, which leads to depassivation and corrosion of the steel reinforcement. These processes are accelerated by cracks in the structure.


Job description


This project aims at investigating the coupling between the corrosion and the mechanical behavior in critical regions of reinforced concrete structures.The research will be carried out in collaboration with 2 other PhD students, working on corrosion modelling and testing.


Requirements
Research Field
Engineering » Civil 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
FRENCH
Level
Excellent

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent

Research Field
Engineering » Civil engineering

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

How to Apply

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.


Selection procedure

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.

Contact Details and further information


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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