PhD student position in geotechnical engineering at KTH, Sweden

At KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden), the Division of Soil and Rock Mechanics is looking for a doctoral student for the research project “Developed compaction control for future quality assurance”. Compaction is the most common ground improvement method and is used extensively in construction of roads and railways. An important part of the process is to quantify and verify the compaction result. However, the current methods for acceptance control of compaction are ineffective and uncertain. This project aims to develop the continuous compaction control (CCC) technique to better correlate with tests like Plate load tests (PLT) and thus decrease the need of manual acceptance control. The work tasks include a series of full scale tests in the roller manufacturer Dynapac’s road laboratory, evaluation of measurement data, numerical calculations, writing scientific articles, taking postgraduate courses, and teaching. Knowledge in geodynamics is considered a merit for the position.

The vacancy ad and further details about the project and the employment can be found here:

Last application date is 11 August 2023.

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