Eli Altus

Eli Altus
Professor Emeritus
Full CV
Office: 210, LD


  • 1973 - B.Sc., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - I.I.T.
  • 1976 - M.Sc., Department of Material Science, Technion - I.I.T.
  • 1979 - D.Sc., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - I.I.T.

Research Interests

  • Micro-Nano mechanics and multiscale phenomena.
  • Non-homogeneous and Composite Materials.
  • Fracture & Fatigue.
  • Functional Perturbation methods.
  • Mechanics involving Random morphology.

Guest Appointments

  • Visiting Professor, Weizmann Inst. of science, Rehovot, Israel (1999)
  • Visiting Professor, Univ. of British Columbia (1994)
  • Visiting Professor, Univ. of Toronto (1987-88)
  • Visiting Scientist, GWU, Washington DC (1979-1980)
  • Consultant IMI (1991-1993)
  • Consultant IAI (1983-1987)

Public Professional Activities

  • Head of department for pre-academic and youth studies (1998-1999)
  • Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies (1994)

Honors and Awards

  • Muriel and David Jacknow Award for Excellence in Teaching (1990)

  • Altus E., Konstantino E., 2001, "Optimum laser surface treatment of fatigue damaged Ti-6Al-4V alloy", Material Science and Engineering A302:100-105
  • Altus E., 2001, "Statistical Modeling of Heterogeneous Microbeams", Int. .J. Solids & Structures, 38:5915-5934
  • Altus E., 2002, "Nonlinear differential equation for fatigue damage evolution by a micromechanic model ", Int. J. Mechanics Of Materials, 34(5):257-266
  • Altus E., Gerstman Z., Golubchick A., 2002 (invited paper), "Two Level Fatigue Loading (H-L) of Mg Alloys: Micromechanic Modeling vs. Experiments", Metallurgical Science and Technology, 20(2):3-8
  • Altus E., Givli S., 2003, "Strength reliability of Statistically Heterogeneous Microbeams", Int. J. Solids & Structures, 40(9):2069-2083.
  • Altus E., 2003, "On Springs and Matrices", Int. J. Mechanical Engineering Education, 31(3):215-225
  • Altus E., Totry E., 2003, "Buckling of stochastically heterogeneous beams, using a functional perturbation method", Int. J. Solids & Structures 40(23):6547-6565
  • Givli S., Altus E., 2003, "Effect of strength-modulus correlation on reliability of randomly heterogeneous beams", Int. J. Solids & Structures 40(24):6703-6722
  • Altus E., 2003, "Analysis of Bernoulli beams with 3D stochastic heterogeneity", Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 18(4):301-314
  • Totry, E., Altus, E., 2004, "Buckling design of stochastically heterogeneous beams", J. Mech. Behavior of Materials 14(6)339-354
  • Altus, E., Proskura, A., Givli, S., 2004, "A new Functional Perturbation Method for linear heterogeneous materials", Int. J. Solids and Structures, 42(5-6):1577-1595
  • Altus, E., Givli, S., 2004, "Fracture mechanics of stochastically heterogeneous double cantilever beam", Int. J. Fracture, in press
  • Altus, E., Totry, E., Givli, S., 2004, "Optimized Functional Perturbation Method and Morphology Based Effective Properties of Randomly Heterogeneous Beams", Int. J. Solids and Structures, in press