Dror Rubinstein, Lecturer
B.Sc. 1983; M.Sc. 1986; D.Sc. 1990 (Technion).
Dr. Rubinstein's M.Sc. Thesis focuses on problems of vibration isolation, nonlinear dampers, and mathematical modeling of the multi-degree of freedom of mechanical systems. The D.Sc. thesis deals with theoretical and numerical analysis of highly nonlinear dynamic systems. After receiving his doctorate, Dr. Rubinstein spent a year at the Department of Agricultural Engineering of University of California, Davis. He participated in research including elastoplastic models, finite element solutions and experimental investigation of soil mechanics and soil-vehicle interaction. In this research, a general approach to the identification of properties of nonlinear materials by using a limited number of in-situ tests and optimization techniques was developed. In 1993, he joined the Technion Department of Agricultural Engineering, and where he works mainly on modeling and simulation of off-road vehicles. The simulation work is a combination of modeling of nonlinear dynamic systems and nonlinear material properties. In the last year, Dr. Rubinstein has been working on the active and semi-active suspension control of off-road vehicles.
Modeling and simulation of off-road vehicles; Interaction between tire or track and soil; Active and semi-active suspension control; Modeling, simulation and control of agricultural machines.
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