Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a leading research university specializing in engineering science and technology. The development and implementation of the Industry 4.0 is one of the major challenges in the architecture, engineering and construction industry to improve on construction productivity and sustainability. It is for this reason that the chair of Structural Design of Concrete Structures develops robotic driven digital concrete technologies with a focus on 3D Concrete Printing (3DCP). More information on the research group can be found on: www.tue.nl/3dconcreteprinting
The PostDoc position is part of the Open Technology project 'Systematic Development of a Printable Strain Hardening Cementitious Composite for Structural Purposes
', funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Dr. ir. Freek Bos is the project leader. The research objective to systematically develop, characterize and model a 3D Printable Strain-Hardening Cementitious Composite (3DP/SHCC) for structural applications, based on a quantification of printability requirements and correlation between print process parameters and printed product properties. The project is a collaboration between Eindhoven and Delft Universities of Technology (TU/e and TUD, respectively) and organized along three work packages (WPs). WP 1 will be performed by a PhD candidate at the TUD, and focusses on the quantification of the printability of 3DP/SHCC through rheological and mechanical methods. A second PhD candidate will perform WP 2 at the TU/e, working on the relations between print process parameters and structural performance.
The primary responsibility of the PostDoc is WP 3 'Printing & Measuring', with the objective to further develop the existing printing facility to be suitable for SHCCs, and incorporate advanced (online) measuring methods to allow a detailed recording of the printing process. This is a crucial prerequisite for a systematic studies envisioned in WPs 1 and 2. The PostDoc will be supported by Non-Scientific Personnel.