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Post Doctoral Research Associate
Durham University

  • May 19, 2017
 
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
  • http://www.dur.ac.uk/ecs/
  • Durham University
    Durham
    United Kingdom
 
  • Jun. 12, 2017
  • Aug. 1, 2017
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  • Post-Doc
  • Civil Engineering
 
 
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Outstanding applicants are sought for the post of Research Associate, in the School of Engineering & Computing Sciences at Durham University, who will carry out high-quality research leading to the development of numerical methods for the analysis of foundations of wind turbines in unsaturated expansive soils. The post is funded by a major EPSRC Global Challenge Research Fund grant (EP/P029434/1) entitled "Performance-based design of foundations of wind turbines in Africa (WindAfrica)". The project is in collaboration with Cambridge University, University of Pretoria (South Africa), University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), University of Khartoum (Sudan) and several industrial partners.

The focus of the appointment will be in the development of a coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian finite element approach for unsaturated soils to study the response of piled foundations of wind turbines in African expansive soils. The developed approach will form the basis of parametric studies which will be carried out by the post holder to explore the effect of a number of factors influencing the deformation and the bearing capacity of wind turbine foundations. Close collaboration with the other project partners will be essential for validating the numerical modelling and for formulating a set of design guidelines. The numerical modelling will complement field testing, centrifuge modelling and laboratory testing carried out by the other project partners.

The full advert can be found at http://recruitment.durham.ac.uk (recruitment reference: 006208). The post is for 33 months from 1 August 2017 to 30 April 2020 with a starting salary in the range of £32,004 – £33,943.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Ashraf Osman (ashraf.osman@durham.ac.uk).


  • Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates,
    who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.


 
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  • Dr Ashraf Osman
    School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
    Durham University
    Science Laboratories
    South Road
    Durham DH1 3LE
    United Kingdom
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  • +441913342425
  • ashraf.osman@durham.ac.uk
 

 

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