NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY -NTNU

MSCA Individual Fellowship, Ship Collision With Marine Structures, Local and Global Analysis

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Posted
05 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Mar 2019
Ref
MSCA -IF- IV/11
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

About the call

The NTNU Challenge invites experienced researchers across eight disciplines of any nationality and age to work in tandem with a supervisor in order to submit successful applications to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships.

If chosen, you will be invited to participate together with a supervisor on a three-day symposium on MSCA-IF at NTNU Trondheim from 22 to 24 of May. Together, you will write and prepare an application towards the MSCA-IF Call with deadline 11 September 2019. Travel costs related to the events 22-24 May will be covered by NTNU.

About Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF)

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) aim to support the career development and training of researchers in all scientific disciplines through international and inter-sectoral mobility. By funding excellent research and providing attractive working conditions, the MSCA offer high quality professional opportunities open to researchers of any age, nationality or discipline.

The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and inter-sectoral mobility. Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in Europe (EU Member States and Associated Countries) and beyond.

Project proposal

Ship collision with marine structures – local and global analysis.

Ship-ship collisions have been and are being subjected to extensive investigation ever since the pioneering empirical study conducted by Minorsky [1]. However, as the ships are often built for world wide operation the design is generally indirect by requiring a minimum distance to the collision bulkhead, inner sides and inner bottom.

In the offshore oil & gas industry shipcollision has been considered for many decades by introduction of specific requirements, in the sense that it has to be documented by detailed calculations that the structure is able to resist impact from a vessel with a given size and impact speed. Significant damage is permitted, but the global integrity of the structure shall not be put in jeopardy. In addition to oil and gas installations, fish-farms, offshore wind-turbines and fjord crossing structures are relevant areas.

The objective for the successful postdoc candidate will be:

  1. Develop improved tools for nonlinear finite element analysis (NLFEA) of ship collisions with fish farms, floating bridges, offshore wind turbines and oil & gas installations
  2. Better understanding of collisions deformations and failure mechanisms, including ship installation interaction and local damage-global integrity interaction of the hit structure
  3. Develop accurate numerical simulation tools for residual strength assessment of damaged structures subjected to monotonous loads (single actions) and cyclic actions during extreme storms
  4. Develop recommended procedures/”Best practise” guidelines, thus contributing to more efficient and collision robust design of marine structures

For the complete project proposal as well as additional information regarding the NTNU Challenge, see https://www.ntnu.edu/horizon/msca

Eligibility criteria

  •  The researcher must, at the date of the MSCA-IF call deadline, possess a PhD Degree and/or an equivalent of minimum four years’ full-time research experience.
  •  The researcher must, at the date of the MSCA-IF call deadline not have conducted his/her main activity in the country of the beneficiary (Norway) for more than 12 of the 36 months.
  •  Evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, selection will be conducted by the supervisor. Emphasis will be placed upon the academic accordance with the supervisor and the project proposal.

We offer

  •  A designated supervisor with whom to prepare an application for the MSCA-IF call with 
  •  A two-day symposium with showcasing of expertise and best practices on how to apply to MSCA-IF
  •  A follow-up day with the supervisor and possible individual guidance by experts on MSCA-IF
  •  Administrative support up to the call deadline

Conditions

Appointment as post doc up to a maximum of 24 months at NTNU rests on the prerequisite of an approved application to the MSCA-IF call with deadline 11 September 2019. Feedback on said applications is expected early 2020.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the call may be directed to: msca@horizon.ntnu.no  or jorgen.amdahl@ntnu.no

About the application:

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, cover letter, diplomas and certificates that highlight the alignment of your application. In addition, the applicant must describe a research project that will strengthen and complement the presented research (max 2 pages).

Please refer to the application number MSCA- IF- IV/11 when applying.

Application deadline: 25.03.2019

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Marine Technology

We develop methods and technology related to the blue economy: oil and gas extraction at sea, ship technology and the equipment industry, fisheries and aquaculture. We also have a strong commitment to the development of sustainable solutions for offshore renewable energy, coastal infrastructure, and marine robotics. Marine technology helps to solve major global challenges related to the environment, climate, energy, food and efficient transport. The Department of Marine Technology is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline 25.03.2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Engagement
Place of service Department of Marine Technology

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