Jeffrey Eischen

Associate Professor

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.

Education

Ph.D. 1986

Mechanical Engineering

Stanford University

M.S. 1981

Mechanical Engineering

Stanford University

B.S. 1978

Civil Engineering

University of California at Los Angeles

Research Description

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

Publications

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.

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Grants

CAD Apps for Core Courses in AE and ME Curricula: Bridge Funding 
(1/01/16 - 5/31/17)
CAD Apps for Core Courses in AE and ME Curricula
(5/16/13 - 5/14/15)
Computational Simulation of the Joint Expeditionary Collective Protection (JECP) System
(6/24/08 - 6/24/13)
LAT - Live Axis Turning
(4/01/06 - 9/30/09)
Ninth Pan Americsn Congress of Applied Mechanics
(7/01/05 - 2/28/06)
Ninth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics
(8/15/05 - 7/31/06)