PhD-Student in Structural Engineering – Shear study on FRP reinforced concrete structure

Lulea University
December 08, 2023
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Luleå University of Technology is in strong growth with world-leading competence in several research areas. We shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results, and based on the Arctic region, we create global social benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are conducted in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,840 employees and 17,670 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering (CENE) offers unique, collective research expertise in civil and structural engineering. The research subject Structural Engineering is now seeking a highly motivated PhD student contributing towards science and technology in assessment problems. In our postgraduate education. We strive for the doctoral student to develop into an expert on the subject but also develop as a person.

Subject description Structural Engineering studies loads and deformations, design, dimensioning, sustainability, load-carrying capacity, repair and retrofitting of buildings and civil engineering structures made of concrete, steel, wood, and other materials, alone or in combinations, under normal conditions as well as in cold climate and under fire.

Project description This project will clarify the shear behaviour of concrete slender beams reinforced with FRP bars and FRP stirrups through experimental and theoretical studies leading to the development of an analytical model to explain and predict the shear behaviour of such beams. As such, it will facilitate the design, assessment, and maintenance of FRP-reinforced concrete structures in aggressive environments and will benefit the construction industry and society by supporting the creation of sustainable infrastructure that is robust to challenging conditions.

Duties As a PhD student, you are expected to perform both theoretical, laboratory and field work within your research studies as well as to communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals. You are also expected to go through the compulsory doctoral courses. Most of the working time will be devoted to your own research studies. In addition, you may have the opportunity to teach in courses regarding structural engineering. Contribution to other projects is also expected.

Qualifications The ideal candidate for this position:

  • Holds an MSc in Structural Engineering or equivalent educational background in relevant subjects
  • Has experience with laboratory work
  • Has experience with writing scientific publications
  • Has a good understanding of the shear behaviour of reinforced concrete, both at material and structural levels.
  • Has the basic knowledge about FRP and its usage.
  • Has good communication skills in English, both oral and written.
  • Has the ability to use the following software: MS Office, AutoCAD (or equivalent), Matlab, Graphing software, and Nonlinear FEM.
  • For more information about a specific subject, you could refer to General curricula for the board of the faculty of science and technology.

    Further Information Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%. Placement: Luleå. The expected start date for the position is January-February 2024.

    For information about the position, please contact: Chao Wang, Associate Senior Lecturer, +46 (0)920-49 29 44, [email protected] Jaime Gonzalez-Libreros, Associate Senior Lecturer, +46 (0)920-49 29 70, [email protected]

    Union representatives: SACO-S: Kjell Johansson, +46(0)920 49 1529, OFR-S: Lars Frisk, +46(0)920 49 1792, [email protected]

    In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the English version takes precedence.

    Application We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, cover letter and copies of verified diplomas from universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English. Mark your application with the reference number below.

    Last day to apply: December 8, 2023 Reference number: 4834-2023

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