This research will aim at developing a computational framework based on the discrete crack approach that can be efficiently used in engineering.
The need to predict the fractured behaviour of a structure with a high degree of certainty is becoming a significant problem in the construction industry, whether for designing new structures or for assessing and strengthening existing structures. It is becoming critical to bring new predictive tools to assure the safety and serviceability of these structures, and to accomplish the full potential of the new construction designs that are now becoming possible. This research will aim at developing a computational framework based on the discrete crack approach that can be efficiently used in engineering. The outcome will be an effective platform for technological development that will allow a close-to-reality prediction of the behaviour of reinforced concrete structures and geomaterials.
Applications are invited for researchers interested in joining a world-leading research group within the School of Civil engineering and pursuing further studies in the field of concrete structures and computational mechanics. Background in civil/mechanical/aerospace engineering, applied mechanics and a general interest in structural engineering, and in computational and fracture mechanics, will be very useful. It is expected a strong commitment to academic research in the proposed field and the capacity to create and develop original approaches to tackle open questions. Interested researchers are encouraged to get in touch with Dias-da-Costa as soon as possible.
The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 2122