University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
A three-year fully funded PhD and a two-year postdoctoral scholarships are available immediately within a research project financed by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF).
The project deals with the theoretical modelling and numerical simulation of snow avalanches. Some emphasis is given to the interaction between snow avalanches and protection structures. The research of the applicants will include the further development of the theoretical model and the numerical analysis aimed at optimizing obstruction geometry and arrangement of snow protection. We expect candidates from one of the following research fields: physics, mathematics, engineering science, particularly fluid mechanics. The candidates should have a strong theoretical or numerical background, and proficiency in English.