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PhD Scholarship in Geotechnical Engineering Postgraduate Research of the University of Adelaide

One research scholarship is immediately available to support a PhD
student to work on a project in Geotechnical Engineering area.  The project is funded by the Australian
Research Council (ARC) and lasts 3 years. 
The scholarship will provide a stipend of A$ 25,392 per annum (in
2014).  Tuition waiver will be
nominated.  Exceptional candidate is
eligible to be awarded an extra amount of allowance in appreciation of his (or
her) possible high quality research outcomes. 

The project will involve measuring and modelling geomechanical response
of soil-tyre mixture.  The tyre is
shredded into chips so that the mixture behaves in a reinforced mode if used in
infrastructure systems (such as backfills). 
Research will lead to the development of constitutive model of the
mixture, the micro- and macro-observation of mechanical response of the
mixture, as well as the establishment of finite and discrete element model for
the mixture.

Candidates process Bachelor degree or higher in Civil Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering, Geological Engineering, or related areas.  Research experience in Masters study is a
plus.  Strong computation/numerical
skills are required to develop and run compute program and produce simulation
results.  Strong analytical
(mathematical) background are expected to establish governing equations of the
material.  Previous experience in
geotechnical tests is a plus.

The prospective candidate must meet the PhD admission requirements of
the University of Adelaide.  The
requirements are accessible at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/handbook/03-considerations-in-....  Simply, good to excellent academic
standings in undergraduate and Masters study (if applicable), and English
language proficiency (evidence of ILETS, TOEFL, etc).Email your interest and resume/CV to Dr Deng: an.deng@adelaide.edu.au.

Dr Deng is the Investigator of the project, the assessor of your
application materials, and the prospective Supervisor of your PhD study in the
University of Adelaide, Australia.  His
personal webpage is: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/an.deng  .

The post is valid until the scholarship is awarded.  The project Investigator reserves the right
of final decision on the interpretation of the scholarship.

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