Vehicle, Energy and Environmental Engineering

The research projects in the area of vehicles include:

  • Design and development of vehicle components made of magnesium alloys
  • Determination of the optimal carrying load for heavy-duty vehicles
  • Passenger safety in commercial vehicles
  • Refrigeration systems in vehicles for shipping cold and frozen products
  • Braking systems of heavy-duty vehicles
  • Thorough investigation of the mechanical aspects of accidents.

Research in energy and environment includes:

  • Energy conservation and reduction of emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases
  • Development of criteria for air pollution from vehicles in Israel
  • Environmental and economic aspects of alternatives for transportation systems and vehicle emissions in Israel
  • Development of technology and forecast of the impact of introducing environment-friendly vehicles (electrical, hybrid, or powered by gas or alternative fuels)