MECH 321 Mechanics of Deformable Solids

  • Overview: Modern phenomenological theories of the behavior of engineering materials. Stress and strain concepts and introduction to constitutive theory. Applications of theory of elasticity and thermoelasticity. Introduction to finite element stress analysis methods.

  • Course evaluation (Winter 2021): 4.2/5.0

  • Instructor evaluation (Winter 2021): 4.5/5.0

MECH 210 Mechanics I

  • Overview: Static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Beams, trusses, frames and machines. Concept of work and energy. Static equilibrium and stability.

  • Course evaluation (Fall 2020): 3.9/5.0

  • Instructor evaluation (Fall 2020): 4.1/5.0

MECH 547 Mechanics of Biological Materials

  • Overview: Design and mechanics of hydrogels, elastomers, proteins (collagen, keratin), polysaccharides (cellulose, chitin), cells, skin, bone, teeth, seashells, insect and arthropod cuticles. Emphasis on structure-property-function relationships, multiscale approach and fracture mechanics. State-of-the-art experimental and modeling techniques. Tough, self-healing and adaptive biological materials for broad applications in engineering and medicine.

  • Course evaluation (Fall 2020): 4.5/5.0

  • Instructor evaluation (Fall 2020): 4.7/5.0