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When masonry is subjected to tensile stresses as a result of shrinkage, differential settlements, or (seismic) vibrations, it will exhibit cracks which fall into the light damage classification. Traditional masonry, with bricks and large joints of cement or lime mortar, usually exhibit cracks which start at the joints and then propagate further. This behaviour has been extensively investigated in the laboratory and with numerical models at the TU Delft over the last few years. But, what happens when masonry is constructed with thin-bed, adhesive mortars, typical of more modern masonry structures?
As PostDoc researcher you will perform a two-year study incorporating both experimental and computational modelling campaigns that aim to:
This work will be part of on-going projects collaborating with other researchers and PhD students under supervision of prof. Jan Rots and Ir. Paul Korswagen. More information on the group can be found here.
This position is located within the department Materials, Mechanics, Management & Design (3MD). 3MD focuses on the design, mechanics, materials and management of civil infrastructures and buildings. A multi-scale research approach is followed, starting at micro-scale (materials), to meso-scale (structures) and to macro-scale (infrastructures/systems). The department governs the entire life cycle from develop, design, build, maintain, operate to demolish or reuse. The department has strong competences in modelling and design for both civil infrastructures as well as buildings. This provides the opportunity to bring computational modelling and mechanics in contact with the materials micro-lab, the Stevin structures lab and with structural design.
We are looking for a candidate with the following characteristics:
Fixed-term contract: 2 years.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (based on scale 10: €3,226.00 - €5,090.00). The contract of employement is offered for 2 years. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.
For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.
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The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource availability, urbanisation and clean water. Our research projects are conducted in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced of the importance of open science and supports its scientists in integrating open science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.
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