PhD position: Numerical modeling of fracturing of a clay-rich rock under gas overpressure

The Cigeo project is the French plan for a deep disposal center for radioactive waste. The excavation operations induce a network of fractures around the repository structures, which are to be built in the framework of the Cigeo project within the Callovo-Oxfordian claystone (COx) considered as a potential host geological formation.

The proposed research program concerns two main tasks; experimental and numerical. Further information on this position can be found in the attached file.

The applicant must hold a Master degree or equivalent in the field of solid mechanics or civil engineering. Interested applicants are invited to send a CV, a cover letter and their transcripts to François Hild (francois.hild@ens-paris-saclay.fr) and Darius Seyedi (darius.seyedi@cea.fr) by 27 March 2020.

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