Two postdoctoral positions are available in Israel for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. The projects will be conducted in AU and BGU, under close collaboration, and will be jointly mentored by Dr. Pavel Trapper (BGU) and Dr. Avshalom Ganz (AU).
Research topics include:
1. Improving stability and durability of submarine transport pipeline free spans:
In this research we plan to investigate the effect of buoyancy modules on static and dynamic pipeline free span performance. In addition, the efficiency of adding additional masses and tuned-mass dampers (TMD) on free span to move its natural frequencies from the resonant ones.
2. Assimilating the effects of aggregates on concrete under impact to LDPM model:
In this research we plan to enhance the LDPM model, developed at Northwestern University, at the dynamic domain. Specifically, we will consider the micro inertia effects and the dynamic crack propagation affected by the aggregates. We will characterize those effects in the mesoscopic level, develop computational algorithms to represent those effects, indirectly, and assimilate the algorithm in the LDPM model
Start date: Available immediately, open until filled.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field.
Candidates are expected to have strong background in one or more of the following:
• Structural dynamics modelling and simulation, preferably Abaqus
• Experience in programming and scientific algorithms, Python
• Micromechanics
• Structural impact analysis
Please send a single PDF including: (i) a 1-page cover letter, (ii) a curriculum vitae with a publication list and (iii) contact information of two references , to:


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