Dr. Rami Masri

Dr. Rami Masri

Dr. Rami Masri

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Current Position: Senior Lecturer

Education :

Ph.D.2008-2003, Aerospace Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

M.Sc.2002-1998, Aerospace Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

B.Sc.1995-1991, Aerospace Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. Cum Laude

Research Interests
  • 1. Elastoplastic response of solids
  • 2. Expansion of cracks and cavities in solids
  • 3. Machining processes and cutting of solids
  • 4. Mechanics of penetration, perforation and shielding
Courses
  • 1. Solid Mechanics 1
  • 2. Solid Mechanics 2
  • 3. Fracture Mechanics
  • 4. Finite Elements
  • 5. Laboratory for strength and materials

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23/05/2019

Refereed Papers

  1. R. Masri and D. Durban, “Comparison of experimental and numerical simulation data for ballistic velocities of aluminium plates with predictions of available analytical formulae”, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 141, 103563 (2020).
  2. R. Masri and D. Durban, “Ballistic limit predictions for perforation of aluminium armour plates by rigid nose-pointed projectiles”, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 131, pp. 291-303 (2019).
  3.  Masri, R. “Low-Velocity penetration of a rigid, hemispherical nose projectile in incompressible, elastoplastic, strain-hardening Mises media”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 167, pp. 14-23 (2019).
  4. Masri, R. “Ballistically equivalent aluminium targets and the effect of hole slenderness ratio on ductile plate perforation”, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 80, pp. 45-55 (2015).
  5. Masri, R. “The effect of adiabatic thermal softening on specific cavitation energy and ductile plate perforation”, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 68, pp. 15-27 (2014).
  6. Masri, R. “Estimation of deep penetration resistance with spherical specific cavitation energy”, International Journal of Protective structures, 1, pp. 391-408 (2010).
  7. Masri, R. Cohen, T. and Durban, D., “Enlargement of a circular hole in a thin plastic sheet: Taylor-Bethe controversy in retrospect”, Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, 66, pp. 589-616 (2010).
  8. Cohen, T. Masri, R. and Durban, D., “Shock waves in dynamic cavity expansion”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 77, pp. 41009 (2010).
  9. Cohen, T. Masri, R. and Durban, D., “Ballistic limit predictions with quasi-static cavitation fields”, International Journal of Protective structures, 1, pp. 235-255 (2010)
  10. Cohen, T. Masri, R. and Durban, D., “Analysis of circular hole expansion with generalized yield criteria”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 46, pp. 3643-3650 (2009).
  11. Masri, R. and Durban, D., “Deep penetration analysis with dynamic cylindrical cavitation fields”, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 36, pp. 830-841 (2009).
  12. Durban, D. and Masri, R., “Conical indentation of strain-hardening solids, European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids, 27, pp. 210-221 (2008).
  13. Masri, R. and Durban, D., “Cylindrical cavity expansion in compressible Mises and Tresca solids”, European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids, 26, pp. 712-727 (2007).
  14. Masri, R. and Durban, D., “Quasi-static cylindrical cavity expansion in an elastoplastic compressible Mises solid”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 43, pp. 7518-7533 (2006).
  15. Masri, R. and Durban, D., “Dynamic cylindrical cavity expansion in an incompressible elastoplastic medium”, Acta Mechanica, 181, pp. 105-123 (2006).
  16. Masri, R. and Durban, D., “Dynamic spherical cavity expansion in an elastoplastic compressible Mises solid”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 78, pp. 887-898 (2005).
  17. Durban, D. and Masri, R., “Dynamic spherical cavity expansion in a pressure sensitive elastoplastic medium”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 41, pp. 5697-5716 (2004).

 

Conference Proceedings and Abstracts

  1. R. Masri, “Ballistic Limit Predictions for Ductile Perforation by Rigid, Nose-Pointed Projectiles”, The fourteenth interdisciplinary research conference, 2018, Israel
  2. S. Abu-Salih and R. Masri, “A New Explicit Version of The Johnson-Cook Model for Finite Element Simulations”, The fourteenth interdisciplinary research conference, 2018, Israel
  3. Masri, R, “Cavitation in Solids and Applications”, The Thirteen Interdisciplinary Research Conference, 2017, Israel
  4. Masri, R, “Cavitation in Solids and Ballistic Limit Predictions for Perforation of Metal Targets by Nose-Pointed Projectiles”, The 34th Israeli Conference on Mechanical Engineering, 2016, Israel
  5. Masri, R, “Cavitation in Solids and Ballistic Limit Predictions for Ductile Perforation of Metal Targets”, The Twelveth Interdisciplinary Research Conference, 2016, Israel
  6. Masri, R. and Durban, D, “Algebraic approximations of specific cavitation energy applied to ductile plate perforation”, VIIth International Symposium on Impact Engineering, 2010, Warsaw, Poland
  7. Cohen, T. Masri, R. and Durban, D, “Residual velocity prediction with plane-stress cavitation fields”, International Workshop on Structures Response to Impact and Blast, 2009, Technion, Haifa, Israel
  8. Barak, T. Masri, R. and Durban, D, “Plastic instability in plane sheets with generalized isotropic functions”, Irish Society for Scientific Engineering Computation and Irish Mechanics Society Joint Symposium on Advances in Mechanics, 2008, Dublin, Ireland
  9. Durban, D. and Masri, R., “Cavitation, indentation and penetration”, IVth International Conference of Applied Mathematics and Computing, 2007, Plovdiv Technical University, Bulgaria
  10. Masri, R. and Durban, D., “Dynamic elastoplastic cavitation and penetration phenomena”, Symposium on Plasticity and Impact Mechanics – IMPLAST, 2007, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany
  11. Masri, R. and Durban, D., “Cylindrical cavity expansion in compressible elastoplastic media”,International Symposium on Trends in Applications of Mathematics to Mechanics – STAMM 2006, Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
  12. Masri, R. and Durban, D., “Self-similar dynamic expansion of a spherical cavity in elastoplastic media”, 21st International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics – ICTAM 2004, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.
  13. Masri, R. and Durban, D., “Dynamic spherical cavity expansion in a pressure sensitive elastoplastic medium”, Fifth International Symposium on Impact Engineering – ISIE5 2004, Cambridge University, UK
  14. Masri, R. and Durban, D., “Self-similar dynamic spherical cavity expansion in an elastoplastic medium”, Annual Symposium of the Israel Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics – ISTAM 2003, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
  15. R. Masri and D. Durban, “Ballistic limit predictions for perforation of aluminium armour plates by rigid nose-pointed projectiles”, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 131, pp. 291-303 (2019).
  16. R. Masri and D. Durban, “Comparison of experimental and numerical simulation data for ballistic velocities of aluminium plates with predictions of available analytical formulae”, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 141, 103563 (2020).

Other Publications

  1. Durban, D. and Masri, R., “Cavitation, indentation and penetration”, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 42, pp. 361-367 (2008).

Theses

  1. Ph.D.  “Cavity expansion in an elastoplastic medium – theory and applications”. Research conducted under the supervision of Prof. D. Durban
  2. M.Sc.  “Dynamic spherical cavitation in a porous elastoplastic medium”. Research conducted under the supervision of Prof. D. Durban

Academic Appointments

2014-2016 ORT Braude College, Karmiel, Israel
Lecturer and faculty member, Mechanical Engineering Department

Member of the committee for graduate studies, Mechanical Engineering Department

2007-2008 Aerospace Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd)

Researcher – Cavity expansion in elastoplastic media and penetration mechanics

2003-2007 Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Teaching assistant in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering

Teaching Experience

2008-2010

Assistance in guiding a graduate student and publication of six papers

2003-2007
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Teaching assistant in the field of fluid mechanics and aerodynamics of wings – Aerospace Engineering
2014-2016

ORT Braude College, Karmiel, Israel
Teaching the courses: Solid mechanics 1, Solid mechanics 2and Laboratory for strength and materials, Finite elements

Academic and Professional Awards and Grants

2007    Dr. Arie Hillel prize for academic excellence – Aerospace faculty, Technion

2006    Graduate lectures session Chairman, Annual Symposium of the Israel Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics – ISTAM 2006, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

2006    The Miriam and Aaron Gutwirth Special Distinction Fellowship Award, Technion

2006    Special excellence scholarship – The Graduate School, Technion

2006    Senior partner of Colonel Asher Peled research grant, Technion

2005    Special excellence scholarship – The Graduate School, Technion

1995    Bachelor of Science Cum Laude, Aerospace faculty, Technion

Professional Activities

2013-2015
Two new papers (on ballistic plate perforation) were published at IJIE. Performing a comprehensive literature survey in machining and metal cutting

2010-2013
CEO of a start-up company in the field of wind turbine for household consumer

1996-2003
Military Service in the Israeli Air Force, Kirya, Tel Aviv (Research degree)

2014-2015
Reviewer of the International Journal of Impact Engineering

Reviewer of Materials & Design

Reviewr of International Journal of Protective Structures

Member of the Israeli Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM)

Member of the International Association of Protective Structures (IAPS)

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