Dry stacked stone masonry walls have been used in the past for the separation of pastures or as retaining walls. Digital imaging methods, advanced numerical tools and automated construction can revive this historical construction technique. In this project, we continue developing a micro-structure generator for stone masonry walls with the objective of moving from a numerical to a physical model.
Your profile: You are motivated to work on this explorative project and shape it with your own ideas. You have a recent Master’s Degree in civil or mechanical engineering and an interest in advanced numerical simulations and automated construction. Good programming skills in C, C++, C# Python or Java are required.
We offer: We are offering excellent research facilities and a competitive salary. The EPFL offers an outstanding international ecosystem full of training and development opportunities. The PhD student will be enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering (EDCE) or in Mechanics (EDME). More information on PhD studies at EPFL can be found here and here. The applicant will join the Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Laboratory (EESD) of EPFL.
Application procedure: If you are interested in this position, please send your motivation letter, CV, contact details of three referees and all university records as a single pdf-file to Prof. Katrin Beyer ([email protected]). The position is open until filled.