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Third-cycle subject: Civil and Architectural Engineering, specialisation in Structural Engineering and Bridges.
We are looking for two PhD-students:
One PhD-student to study vibrations in footbridges (Project 1) and one PhD-student to study vibrations in railway bridges (Project 2).
This project focuses on the dynamic performance of footbridges. The aim is to study the effect of runners on footbridges, both with respect to high vibration amplitudes and with respect to the perceived comfort for people standing on the bridge. Experimental investigations and computer simulations considering the effects from human-bridge interaction will be performed with the aim of improving the current design methodology. More specifically, the project will involve the following:
This project focuses on the dynamic performance of railway bridges which are often subjected to significant dynamic loading due to passing trains. The current limits for the dynamic design criteria in the European bridge design code (most importantly the limit for the bridge deck vertical acceleration) are based on a simplified approach for safety factors. A more realistic design limits will require a better understanding of the coupled train-track-bridge system.
The aim of the project is to propose a new design methodology for dynamic analyses of railway bridges for high-speed trains. A probabilistic framework will be developed to propose a more realistic safety format. This work will involve a large parametric study considering train-track-bridge interaction where uncertainties in assumptions are dealt with using a probabilistic approach.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § högskoleförordningen), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
The applicant should have a master degree in Civil Engineering or in a similar subject field.
Master students who finish their studies before 2018-09-01 are eligible to apply for this position.
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
Additional important merit characteristics:
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.
Eligibility, selection and admissions are regulated in antagningsordning till utbildning vid Kungl. Tekniska högskolan and the program description for the doctoral program and current subject syllabus available on KTH's website.
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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Apply for the position and admission through KTH:s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET / CEST (Central European Time / Central European Summer Time).
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