Center for Magnetohydrodynamic Studies
|Prof. Semion Sukoriansky|
Liquid metal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow phenomena. Heat transfer in liquid metal flows. Confinement materials corrosion in contact with liquid metals at high temperatures. Two-phase flows. Rotating MHD flows. Anisotropic MHD turbulence. Theoretical and experimental studies of common properties of turbulence in MHD flows and atmosphere. Application of obtained results to the atmospheric optics (with Optoelectronic unit of BGU)
Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids
|Prof. Haim Kalman|
Cooling Fins and Compact Heat Exchangers Performance and Optimization, Fatigue Characteristics and Attrition Design of Particulate Solids, Transport Phenomena During Particles Flow, Regime Map of Particles-Gas Flows, Developing of Standard Laboratory Equipment for Bulk Solids Characterization, Pneumatic Conveying, Segregation in Particulate Systems, Comminution ס Jet Mills and Grinders, Mechanochemical Approach
Dynamic Behavior of Materials
|Prof. Eugene Zaretsky|
High-pressure and high-temperature dynamic response of solids, Shock- and temperature-induced phase transitions, Mechanisms of high-speed plastic deformation.
|Prof. Avi Levy|
Upgrading and utilization of low-potential energy sources by absorption processes of refrigerants into liquid and solid absorbents. Search for environmentally acceptable working fluids for the energy industry. Enhancement of heat and mass transfer in drying processes (experimental studies and mathematical and numerical modeling of heat and mass transfer in fluidized beds, spray dryers, and pneumatic dryers). Computer-based instrumentation.
|Prof. Jacob Bortmen|
Conditioned Based Maintenance (CBM) and Health Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), High order finite elements: the hp-version and Fracture mechanics.
|Prof. Gennady Ziskind|
Natural convection over horizontal and vertical plates. Enhanced convection in a chimney. Induced ventilation in structures. Passive cooling of heat generating cylinders.
Phase-change -materials (PCM): Melting and solidification in spherical and cylindrical shells. PCM-based sinks with internal fins. Latent-heat-storage units utilized for temperature moderation in enclosed spaces.
Two-phase systems: Flow and heat transfer in water-air systems. Boiling of water over a vertical surface.
Direct contact crystallization.
|Prof. Gabi Ben-Dor & Dr. Oren|
Energy absorbing structures. Energy absorbing materials. Protective structures. Material properties under dynamic loads. Structure response to short duration high loads. Load attenuation by material and structural means. Numerical simulation of structures response to short duration high loads.
Industrial Mechatronics and Robotics
|Prof. B. Sandler, Prof. V. Portman|
Parallel kinematics machines. CIM related Robotics. Single- and Multi-Dimensional Micro Manipulators: Applications to Machine Tools Technology. 6-DOF accelerometers. Intellectual robots. Mobile robots. Numeralytics: Investigation of a Spatial Double Pendulum.
Joint Israeli-Russian Laboratory for Energy Research
|Prof. Herman Branover|
Turbulence and Structures. Simulation of Atmospheric Turbulence by Magnetohydrodynamic. Turbulence in Liquid Metals. Helicity and Drag Reduction in Turbulent Flows. Various metallurgical applications of the rotating magnetic fields. Large Turbulent Structures and Catastrophic Phenomena in the Atmosphere. New Types of Centrifugal and Axial water-pumps.
|Dr. Assaf Ya'akobovitz|
Development of nano/micro-electromechanical-systems (NEMS/MEMS) devices and investigation of related physical phenomena of electrostatically actuated miniaturized devices. Experimental characterization of nanomaterials, such as nano-wires and nanotubes.
|Dr. Amir Shapira|
|Prof. Gabi Ben-Dor & Dr. Oren Sadot|
Steady, pseudo-steady and unsteady shock wave reflections. Hysteresis processes in the reflection of shock waves. Shock/blast wave interaction with and propagation in flexible and solid porous media. Shock/blast wave interaction with and propagation in granular media. Shock/blast wave interaction with and propagation in liquid foams. Shock/blast wave interaction with screens and perforated plates. Shock/blast wave interaction with structure components and materials. Shock wave induced Richtmyer-Meshkov instability (turbulent mixing). Shock wave induced Kelvine-Helmholtz instability. Shock wave attenuation techniques.
Solid Mechanics Laboratory
|Prof. Gal deBotton|
Transient Behavior of Composite Materials and Structures. The Effective Behavior of Nonlinear Sequentially Laminted Composites.
|Prof. Avi Levy|
Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Formation of Aerosol and Gaseous Inhomogeneities in Industrial and Athmospheric Turbulent Flows; Theoretical, Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Gas-particles Flows over Bodies; Formation of Large-scale Semi-organized Structures in Turbulent Convection; Large-scale and Small-scale Dynamics of Turbulent Mixing and Turbulent-Non-Turbulent Interfaces; Investigation of Various Mechanisms of In-cloud Scavenging of Atmospheric Aerosol and Gaseous Pollutants; Development of Advanced Models of Atmospheric Boundary Layer.