Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering is one of the main departments forming the Technion, I.I.T.. The group which will participate in PEASSS is associated with the Aerospace Structures Laboratory (ASL). Present research areas: Adaptive smart structural systems for enhanced performance and improved structural efficiency, harvesting energy using piezoelectric material, design and manufacture of piezoelaminated plates, stress and stability of advanced composite and metallic thin walled structures, failure mechanics of advanced composite structures, buckling behavior of shells in the presence of damage, geometrical imperfections as a key factor in the reduction of the buckling capability of shells, load eccentricity and combined uniform and non-uniform loading of thin walled structures, development of nondestructive techniques for identifying damage and realistic load eccentricity and boundary conditions and “dynamic “ buckling of laminated composite and metallic thin walled structures.
The group has been involved in research and projects for US Air Force, NASA, McDonell-Douglas Corp., IA, Rolls Royce, Dornier, DLR and others. The Technion ASl has been involved in Many European projects within FP5, FP6 and FP7, like : POSICOSS, CAPECON, COCOMAT, CHISMACOMB, FASTWING and DAEDALOS and DESICOS. The TECHNION ASL is deeply involved and recognized in studies on the use of piezoelectric materials and on thin-walled structural behavior, under static and dynamic loading.