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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Testing and Analysis of Structural Systems with Enhanced Robustness

Location

Engineering Laboratory, Materials and Structural Systems Division

RO# Location
50.73.11.C0406 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Weigand, Jonathan jonathan.weigand@nist.gov 301.975.3302

Description

A robust structural system can withstand extreme loads and localized damage, such as the failure of a column, without widespread (or disproportionate) collapse. This research opportunity focuses on investigating and enhancing the robustness of structural systems commonly used in building construction in the United States. Opportunities exist for (1) experimental investigation of new steel and reinforced concrete connections with enhanced robustness against column loss; (2) development of experimentally-validated reduced-order computational modeling approaches that enable analysis of complete structural systems; and (3) extension of experimental results to the low- and high-cycle fatigue loading regimes relevant to earthquakes and synoptic windstorms, respectively.

Keywords:
Robustness; Disproportionate collapse; Connections; Experimental; Large-scale testing; Extreme loads; Gravity frames; Moment frames; Earthquakes; Windstorms;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,030.00 $3,000.00
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