TeamCurrent

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Prof. Daniel Rittel
DFL Head
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D. Rittel research interests lie in the field of Mechanics and Physics of material/structural failure, with emphasis on experimental characterization across the scales. While the quasi-static (slow) loading regime is of interest, the majority of D. Rittel’s work concerns impact physics and the associated thermomechanical coupling effects that give rise to unique dynamic failure mechanisms. The approach is usually of a hybrid type that involves iterating advanced numerical simulations and experimental work.

The first step is to understand the specific physics of the failure process of any material system (metallic, ceramic, soft matter, living matter…) in all of its aspects (mechanical and materials), so that this process can be modelled and controlled accordingly. The ultimate goal of D. Rittel’s work is the development of stronger materials and safer structures based on the knowledge of their failure mechanisms.

Post Docs

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Dr. Sagi Chen
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2020
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Dr. Tamas Rev
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2020
"Mechanics of composite materials"

GRADUATE SUDENTS

Ph.D

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Oren Rijensky
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2013
"A study of wave slamming on composite Al-Polyurea plates"

M.Sc

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Aharon Zaritzky
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2020
"Ultra high strain rate failure of electromagnetically expanding cylinders"
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Amit S. Shavit
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2020
"Biocorrosion of dental implants"
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BatHen-Varfman
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2020
"Mechanics of methylcellulose gels"
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Itay Levin
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2020
"The adiabatic shear localization physics"
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Gleb Gil Goviazin
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2018
"The mechanical properties of weld-3D printed materials"
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Orel Guetta
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2019
"Modelling the mechanical behavior of thermo-reversible gels"
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Tzach Nachmann
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2018
"The fracture of carbon based composites"

Undergraduate Students

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Tzvi Gershanik
Research associate
2021
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Linoy Swissa
2020
"Gel mechanics"

Collaborators

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Dr. DMD-Ph.D. Keren Shemtov-Yona

Dr. (DMD-PhD) Keren Shemtov-Yona specializes in clinical implantology and mechanical behavior of dental materials used in implant dentistry. Keren holds a B.Sc. in Biology (TAU), a DMD from Tel Aviv University, School of Dentistry, and an M.Sc and PhD from Technion.

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Dr. Ofir Shor

Meet our new collaborator, Dr. Ofir Shor. Dr. Shor specializes in modelling the damage and fracture of composite materials. He is also co-advising some of our M.Sc. students. Welcome!

Staff

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Nirit Boudoukh
Secretary
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