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PhD position on dike breach modelling at EDF R&D (Paris) and University of Liege, Belgium
Topic: Physical and numerical modelling of dike breach induced flow as a result of overtopping
Duration: 3 years (2014-2017)
The aim of this PhD project is to improve the physical understanding of the process of gradual breaching of river dikes as a result of overtopping. Based on physical modeling, the thesis will lead to the development of models for predicting the breach geometry and breach outflow with a higher accuracy and reliability compared to tools available today. The project will combine experimental tests with innovative developments in existing numerical models Telemac and Wolf2D 

Full details are available through this link [in French].
Applicants must send a cover letter, a detailed CV and the names and addresses of two referees to:
- Benjamin Dewals: +32 (0) 4 3669283, B.Dewals@ulg.ac.be
- Kamal El Kadi ABDERREZZAK: Tel. +33 (0) 1 30877911, kamal.el-kadi-abderrezzak@edf.fr
Deadline for application is 10th August 2014
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