Postdoc position in Computational Geotechnics (Durham University, UK) 

Postdoc position in Computational Geotechnics (Durham University, UK) 

Jul 4, 2023 Posted by:   webmaster No Comments

Applicants are sought for this 3.5-year post linked to the EPSRC funded project “Braced excavations: what about the corners” (EP/X024849/1 and EP/X024768/1) at Durham and Dundee Universities (this post is at Durham), led by Professor Charles Augarde.  The project concerns braced embedded retaining walls, which are substantial pieces of temporary works for building deep basements and metro stations. The research project is concerned with improving of our understanding of the behaviour of the corners of these excavations and how it is affected by soil behaviour, system stiffness and prop loading leading to (a) greater economy in propping schemes and (b) more certainty in the prediction of ground movements adjacent to corners, potentially reducing the accommodation works required to prevent damage to adjacent structures and the potential for insurance claims. 

The successful applicant will be expected to develop an existing finite element code to run on HPC hardware, carry out a large number of lengthy analyses with the code, use the data produced to build reduced order models and then to demonstrate the performance for the predictions required. The successful applicant will work closely with a counterpart at Dundee University where the centrifuge work will be carried out, with all the investigators and with a Project Advisory Group from industry. Applicants need to have good coding experience in Matlab, Julia or similar.

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