Dr. Eischen is interested in computational solid mechanics, elasticity, fracture mechanics, and fabric mechanics. His long-term goal is to contribute to the advancement of computational solid mechanics.
Dr. Eischen teaches Fracture Mechanics (MAE 543). This is a classical course that assesses the effects of cracks on the failure of structures and residual life. He augments the classical material with numerous case studies of industrial failures.
At the undergraduate level, Dr. Eischen has recently developed a hands-on Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design course (MAE 200) for all mechanical engineering students that enter the department. He also teaches Strength of Mechanical Components (MAE 316) and Mechanical Engineering Design (MAE 413). In both courses, he relates the subject to the real-world design failures he has gathered through his industrial interactions. He tends to teach the concepts through the use of a good number of examples.
Outside of work, Dr. Eischen enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities with his wife and two sons, including exercising, barbecuing , and wakeboarding.
University of California at Los Angeles
Dr. Eischen's research focuses on computer modeling of complex structural behavior and making computing more accessible to undergraduate students.
Honors and Awards
- ASME District F Student Section Advisor Award, 2011
- NCSU College of Engineering George H. Blessis Undergraduate Adviser Award, 2012
- Thank a Teacher Award, Provosts Office, 2016
- NCSU College of Engineering George H. Blessis Undergraduate Adviser Award, 2017
- Failure analysis of fretting fracture in frame rails of heavy duty trucks - Case study
- Rao, V. N., & Eischen, J. W. (2020), ENGINEERING FAILURE ANALYSIS, 113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2020.104544
- On a new field theory formulation and a space-time adjustment that predict the same precession of Mercury and the same bending of light as general relativity
- Silverberg, L. M., & Eischen, J. W. (2020), PHYSICS ESSAYS, 33(4), 489–512. https://doi.org/10.4006/0836-1398-33.4.489
- Failure analysis of mixed mode crack growth in heavy duty truck frame rail
- Rao, V. N., & Eischen, J. W. (2016), Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis, 5-6, 67–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csefa.2016.03.002
- Particle- and crack-size dependency of lithium-ion battery materials LiFePO4
- Stamps, M. A., Eischen, J., & Huang, H. Y. S. (2016), AIMS Materials Science, 3(1), 190–203. https://doi.org/10.3934/matersci.2016.1.190
- Enhancing accuracy of drape simulation. Part I: Investigation of drape variability via 3D scanning
- Kenkare, N., Lamar, T. A. M., Pandurangan, P., & Eischen, J. (2008), Journal of the Textile Institute, 99(3), 211–218. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000701489222
- Enhancing accuracy of drape simulation. Part II: Optimized drape simulation using industry-specific software
- Pandurangan, P., Eischen, J., Kenkare, N., & Lamar, T. A. M. (2008), Journal of the Textile Institute, 99(3), 219–226. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000701489198
- Finite element modeling of the left atrium to facilitate the design of an endoscopic atrial retractor
- Jernigan, S. R., Buckner, G. D., & Eischen, J. (2007), Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 129(6), 825–837. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2801650
- Special issue - Ninth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics - Preface
- Eischen, J., & Monsivais, G. (2007), Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 2(8), 1395–1395. https://doi.org/10.2140/jomms.2007.2.1395
- A Study of the Relationship Between Buckling and Wrinkling of Membranes
- Eischen, J. W. (2006), Proceedings of the Ninth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics. Presented at the Ninth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
- Optimal Pick-up Locations for Transport and Handling of Limp Materials
- Eischen, J. W., & Lankalapalli, S. (2004), Proceedings of the Eighth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics. Presented at the Eighth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics, Havana, Cuba.
- CAD Apps for Core Courses in AE and ME Curricula: Bridge FundingÂ
- The MathWorks, Inc.(1/01/16 - 5/31/17)
- CAD Apps for Core Courses in AE and ME Curricula
- The MathWorks, Inc.(5/16/13 - 5/14/15)
- Computational Simulation of the Joint Expeditionary Collective Protection (JECP) System
- Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)(6/24/08 - 6/24/13)
- LAT - Live Axis Turning
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(4/01/06 - 9/30/09)
- Ninth Pan Americsn Congress of Applied Mechanics
- US Air Force (USAF)(7/01/05 - 2/28/06)
- Ninth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/15/05 - 7/31/06)