Applications are welcome for a PhD position on combined non-destructive methods to monitor, quantify and image brittle deformation and fluid presence at depth in geomaterials. The PhD position is within IAPETUS2 Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), funded and accredited by the Natural environment Research Council (NERC). The project is co-led by supervisors from both the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Heriot-Watt University (HW).Continue reading
January 22 to 24, 2020 Liège (BELGIUM)
The EURAD School is organized within the framework of EURAD, the European Joint Programme on Radioactive Waste Management (grant agreement No 847593). Its objectives are to develop and consolidate relevant knowledge for the safe start of operation of the first geological disposal facilities for spent fuel, HLW, and other long-lived radioactive waste, and to support optimization linked with the step-wise implementation of disposal.
Geomechanics plays a significant role in the understanding of the relevant thermo-hydro-mechanical couplings taking place around the disposal. The objective of the course is therefore to provide the state-of-the-art knowledge on basic concepts related to the thermo-hydro-mechanical (multi-physical) couplings, the physical impacts of thermal loading, and the mechanistic understanding of gas migration.
The course is organized for people from institutions active in EURAD. However, learners from outside EURAD can also register, including staff members from agencies as well as young researchers, involved or interested in the geomechanics field. The attendance will be limited to 80 people.
Link for more infomation and to registrate: https://academy.sckcen.be/en/Customised_trainings/Calendar/EURAD-Doctoral-School-Gas–Hitec-WPs–Multiphysical-Couplings-in-Geomechanics-a-focus-on-thermal-effect-and-gas-transfer-impact-on-the-behaviour-of-geomaterials-20200122-20200124-86fafd9efc05ea1180ceecf4bbc6e827
The Division of Soil and Rock Mechanics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, has a vacant doctoral student position. The doctoral student will carry out research related to transition zones for high-speed railway by numerical methods and field measurements. The position targets the intermediate two-year Licentiate degree but the university will aim to secure the remaining funding to let the candidate continue to a PhD degree. More information is available on the KTH website: https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/lediga-jobb/what:job/jobID:301436/where:4/
The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden is offering a PhD position in Structural Mechanics. This is a salaried position with a minimum duration of four years. In this project, we will integrate data from neutron and X-ray tomography to quantify the internal mechanisms in the sample during the corrosion process. This will be complimented with nonlinear finite element analyses describing volume expansion, granular behaviour of rust, transport of rust through cracks, non-uniform corrosion, and frost. Ultimately, the project will provide the knowledge required on how the structural safety of older structures should be assessed following visual inspection.
At Plaxis (a Bentley Systems company) we are looking for a research engineer with experience on numerical methods in geomechanics to join our team in Delft (the Netherlands).
We require a PhD or equivalent research activity in the field.
To apply as well as to read the detailed description, please use the following link:
The 4th European Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics takes place from March 15th to 17th in Luleå in the North of Sweden. Abstract Submission for full paper or extended Abstract is open till December 8th. Contributions are due end of January.
Please check the website www.ltu.se/ecpmg for further information and registration. We are looking forward to host you in Luleå.
Applications are welcome for two PhD positions within IAPETUS2 Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), funded and accredited by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The projects focus on experimental and numerical investigations within the Energy Geostructures field and are co-led by supervisors from both Heriot-Watt University (HW) and Newcastle University (NU).
Detailed information on both of the projects can be found below:Continue reading
We are delighted to invite you to a special session on Rock and Soil mechanics that will take place during the ICEM19 (https://icem19.org/).
This session (https://icem19.org/en/programme/special-sessions) focuses on advances in experimental rock and soil mechanics. Special emphasis will be placed on the application of non-conventional experimental methods that can describe natural or lab-induced deformation processes within the tested materials, yielding experimental results that may advance existing constitutive models.
We encourage you to submit your abstract following the link: https://icem19.org/en/programme/application-docs
The deadline for the abstract submission is on the 30th of November.Continue reading
Requirements for the longevity of landslide dams in the Alpine region from a geotechnical and hydraulic perspective – Case-study-based data survey, modelling and hazard assessment
Within the mentioned doctoral program (DP) of the research area “Mountain Regions” at the University of Innsbruck (UIBK) a PhD-position is vacant. It is addressed to analyses of the stability of naturally formed dams and the related natural hazard processes.Continue reading
We are welcoming abstracts for a special session during the 18th International Probabilistic Workshop, to be held in Guimarães, Portugal on September 23-25 2020. This special session strives to highlight recent advances in geotechnical reliability and thereby to further advance the uptake of reliability methods in practical applications.
We look forward to your contributions and meeting you at the workshop.
Timo Schweckendiek, Deltares & TU Delft
Bram van den Eijnden, TU Delft