Water and ice are our passion at the Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-BAUG). We work in the domains of hydraulic engineering and structures, river engineering, numerical modelling, glaciology and glacier seismology. Our fields of activity are inland waters, hydropower, glaciers, natural hazards, river restoration, and river infrastructure. We contribute to the availability of clean and renewable electricity, to the protection against floods and cryospheric hazards, to sustainable watercourses and to the generation of new knowledge in the corresponding fields.
Reservoir dams play a crucial role for society and economy. Most dams were built and designed decades ago and may need significant upgrades due to changed hydrological conditions. Reservoir dams feature large outlet structures comprising low-level outlets and spillways to ensure dam safety and convey extreme floods. Most design recommendations are based on scale model tests, which are often case-specific and may be subject to scale effects. In this project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, we aim at developing a physically based general method that enables us to compute the evolution of air-water flows, incorporating knowledge of large-scale physical modelling and novel instrumentation techniques. To this end, the project takes a composite approach with one doctoral student working on large-scale physical model tests and a second doctoral student working primarily on numerical modelling. The two students will work in close collaboration together with a postdoctoral researcher. This job opening is for the position on large-scale physical model tests.
The research activities involve:
The starting date is negotiable, the latest start being envisioned for Q2 of 2021. The planned project duration is 4 years.
We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. The application deadline is December 31, 2020.
Further information about the Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW) can be found on our website: www.vaw.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Robert Boes, email: firstname.lastname@example.org (no applications).
|Titel||Doctoral position: SAFAIR - Safe design of hydraulic structures for high energy air-water flows|
|Job location||Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich|
|Publiceret||november 20, 2020|
|Områder||Bygningsteknik,   Miljøteknik,   Strømningslære,   Maskinteknik,   Hydraulik,   Strømningslære  |