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About the position: vacancy for a 3-year R&D project within computational geomechanics at BAW Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute Department of Geotechnical Engineering in Karlsruhe, Germany. The R&D-position’s main objective is to improve open source geomechanical analysis tools and to qualify the candidate for research positions.
Duties of the position: The R&D project aims at the validation and further development of poroMechanicalFoam, an openFOAM based FVM-model for hydro-mechanical analysis of flow-structure-soil interactions considering variable soil saturation. Based on analytical solutions and experimental data the impact of spatial and temporal discretization on robustness and accuracy shall be determined. The model performance shall be tested based on case studies from the geotechnical engineering practice at BAW considering representative aspects among others anisotropy of the mechanic and/or hydraulic properties, advanced soil material models (bounding surface plasticity), variable saturation and gas entrapment below the phreatic surface. In the final stage predictable failure mechanisms are to be addressed within the framework of the second order work concept. If desired, there is possibility for laboratory tests for characterization of soil properties and or/ identification of aspects yet not properly captured in poroMechanicalFoam.
Required selection criteria: The qualification requirement is a completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in engineering/physics or closely related discipline.
More information in the attachment: R&D Project – computational geomechanics – BAW
Applications are invited for a post of Research Assistant/Research Associate, in the School of Engineering at Newcastle University (UK) in the area of computational geotechnics. The successful applicant will join the ACHILLES Programme at Newcastle University to carry out high-quality research on infrastructure embankments and the impacts of climate change.
The application is open until the 18th May 2021.
Postdoc positions at the Computing Center for Geotechnical Engineering of Zhejiang University (China)
The Computing Center for Geotechnical Engineering (COMEGE) of Zhejiang University has openings for postdoctoral fellows in computational geomechanics. Successful candidates should demonstrate a good publication record on geomechanics, engineering mechanics, and/or numerical methods (e.g. FEM, DEM, MPM, SPH, peridynamics), and are expected to conduct independent research on these areas. A good knowledge of high-performance computing and code developing will be a plus.
About the institute: Zhejiang University is among the top universities in China (one of the C9 League) and is located in the historical and beautiful city of Hangzhou. It ranks 53 according to the QS World University Rankings 2020.
Contact: The potential applicants should send a CV enclosed with representative publications to Dr. Mei Dong (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Department of Environmental Informatics at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), whose main base is in Leipzig (Germany), is seeking at the earliest possible date a PostDoc in Computational Geomechanics and Multiscale Modelling.
Energy and environmental aspects of geoscience remain the greatest challenges that our society will face in the coming decades. To provide a numerical tool for environmental protection (e.g. sub-surface integrity) and energy transition (e.g. underground energy storage), Department of Environmental Informatics develops an open-source Finite Element platform, OpenGeoSys in C++. The tool enables us to simulate multi-physical processes in sub-surface such as fluid and heat transport, or rock deformation and failure. For simulation of discontinuous deformation or crack propagation in rock, a variational phase-field (VPF) model has been adapted and implemented in OpenGeoSys (OGS-6). Within the GeomInt2 project (www.ufz.de/geomint) the VPF method shall be further developed and applied to various applications such as field experiments in the Underground Research Laboratories and Mines in Mont Terri (Opalinus clay) and Springen (salt rock), respectively.
Closing date for applications: 22.11.2020
Place of work: Leipzig – More information here.