The Civil Engineering Department is engaged in research in the following areas:
Concrete thickness required to protect steel reinforcement from corrosion and protection against cracking.
Analysis of nonlinear effects for bridges.
Behavior of reinforced concrete structures under cyclic loads and earthquakes
Struts and their influence on reinforced concrete elements
Hydrology of drainage and hydraulics
The connection between rain and runoff in the primary drainage systems near Ovdat – funded by the International Consortium for Arid Nations
Preparation a literature archive for drainage engineering (a guide for drainage engineering) – funded by the Shikma Drainage Authority
A new relation between the frequency of flooding and the extent of flooding – funded by the Ministry of Agriculture
Reduction of losses at the entrance to waterways – funded by private sources and the drainage authority of the
Develop a system for sediment removal from pipes.
Treatment of Sewage Water
Develop a system for treatment sewage water through vibrations and bubble distribution.
Research and Development – Advanced Building Materials and Processes
Durability of concrete and geopolymers in the area of the
Sealing of earth walls
Fixation of radioactive waste using geopolymers – funded by the Atomic Energy Commission Fixation and stabilization of waste.
Develop materials having high strength and performance Geopolymer materials.
Corrosion of concrete and reinforced concrete
Fracture behavior of fiber-reinforced cememts
Research and Development -- Corrosion and nano-bio materials in Industry
Development of Bio-Environmental systems in Biotechnology
Development of advanced alloys using nano-particles
Development of alloys with improved corrosion resistance
Corrosion in the automobile industry
Coatings and protection methods
Fatigue and strain corrosion of light metals
Optimization of production and methods for lifespan prediction for materials and equipment in industry