We are currently seeking to recruit a Research Fellow on the EPSRC funded project “Structural performance of slab-column connections under impact and blast loading”. The project will look at the dynamic behaviour of this type of joint regions (Fig. 1) in order to develop a mechanical model that can be applied in design and analysis.
Fig. 1- Dynamic response of RC flat slab-column connection subjected to impact and blast loading
Applications are open until the 29th of October 2012. Full details about the application process and job description can be found in our website (job opportunities).
The postholder will be based at Surrey and will join a strong international team, which includes experts in EPFL (Switzerland) and Arup (UK) working on key issues related to the design and performance of RC structures. A conference paper on this topic(1) has already been submitted and pre-accepted which will be presented at the International fib Symposium in Israel (2013).
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(1) Sagaseta J., Muttoni A. and Fernández Ruiz M., Towards developing mechanical punching shear models for flat slabs subjected to impact and blast loading, fib Symposium Israel 2013, (in preparation)