Researcher (Ph.D/Postodoc) position on DEM modeling in Twente

A full time position for a researcher with interests in granular physics, geomechanics, continuum mechanics, computer modelling and the discrete element methods (DEM) is available at the University of Twente (Netherlands), to work on DEM modelling of wave propagation in granular materials.
The successful applicant will be inserted in a team studying the effects of pore pressure (overpressure) on the elastic properties of granular soil, as related to reservoir exploration. The project, funded by industry involves three different units, devoted to laboratory investigations, numerical and continuum modeling of the problem. Frequents visits and scientific meetings between the three units are planned. The project will rely on laboratory mechanical characterization of idealized and reconstructed soil samples, field data and ground explorations. Within this framework, the research at Utwente will specifically work on Discrete Element Simulations of wave propagation in granular soils. Goal is to extract information from particle-scale simulations and develop a multiscale theoretical description for characterization of granular soils in overpressure environments. The synergy of the three groups working on experiments, simulations and theoretical modeling, along with the company experience, offer the perfect condition for a successful project.
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