Dr. Elad Priel

Dr. Elad Priel

Dr. Priel received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from BGU in 2011 and has joined the mechanical engineering department at SCE in 2013. His expertise is in the field of computational mechanics and his research work focuses on the development and implementation of computational methods in the field of solid mechanics. Dr. Priel Is the current editor of the IACMM (Israeli Association of Computational Methods in Mechanics) newsletter (since 2016). In 2017 he co-founded (with Dr. Nir Trabelsi) the Center for Thermo-Mechanics and Failure of Materials (CTMFM). 


Mechanical engineering
Senior Lecturer - Head: Center for Thermo-Mechanics and Failure of Materials
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2007-2011  Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.  Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.  Dissertation title: The coupled passive active response of the human artery wall investigated by p-FEM’s.  Adviser: Prof. Yosibash, Z.     

2005-2007  M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.  Dissertation title: Mixed mode failure criteria for V-notched brittle elastic structures.  Adviser: Prof. Yosibash, Z.      

2001-2005  B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Graduated with excellence).  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.


Computational Biomechanics
Computational metal forming
High order finite element methods (p-version)
Generalized and classical fracture mechanics
Ductile failure of metals


Mechanical Design I

Mechanical Design II


Strength of Materials



Several ongoing and funded research projects are conducted in collaboration with the NRCN, SNRC, REFAEL Advanced Defense Systems, Soroka Medical Center and Ben-Gurion University.


2017-2020 Priel, E (SCE – Sami Shamoon College of Engineering) Investigting the mechanical properties of Aluminum Metrix Composites (AMC’s).  Grant from the Israli Atomic Energy Commision (IAEC),  330,000$.

2017 -2018 Priel, E (SCE – Sami Shamoon College of Engineering),  A computational study of Equal Channal Angular Extrusion of Molibdinum, Grant from Refael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd., 11,000$.