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David Elata

Mechanical Engineering
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

David Elata


Dr. David Elata is currently affiliated to Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, continuing research in the specialized scientific area of Mechanical Engineering.

Research Interest

Modeling the Static and Dynamic Response of Electrostatic Micro-Actuators Modeling and Development of Novel Thermoelastic Actuation Schemes for MEMS Devices Modeling the electromechanical Response of Piezoelectric Micro-Structures Electromechanical Buckling and Application in MEMS Micro Test-Devices for measuring Mechanical Properties Damage Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics, Solid Mechanics and Contact Mechanics


  • D. Elata and V. Leus, "How slender can comb-drive fingers be?". J. Micromech. Microeng., 15(5), 1055-1059, 2005.

  • D. Elata, R. Eshkenazy and M.P. Weiss, The mechanical behavior of a wire rope with an independent wire rope core, Int. J. of Solids and Structures , 41, 1157-1172, 2004.

  • E. Elka, D. Elata and C. Abramovich, The electromechanical response of multi-layered piezoelectric structures, JMEMS, 13(2), 332- 341, 2004.

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