Jeffrey Eischen

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs

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 Analysis for Mechanical Engineering Design (MAE 415). 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

Particle- and crack-size dependency of lithium-ion battery materials LiFePO4
Stamps, M. A., Eischen, J. W., & Huang, H. Y. S. (2016), AIMS Materials Science, 3(1), 190-203.
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.
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.
Special issue - Ninth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics - Preface
Eischen, J. W., & Monsivais, G. (2007), Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 2(8), 1395-1395.
Finite element modeling of the left atrium to facilitate the design of an endoscopic atrial retractor
Jernigan, S. R., Buckner, G. D., & Eischen, J. W. (2007), Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 129(6), 825-837.
The design and characterization of a novel piezoelectric transducer-based linear motor
Palmer, J. A., Dessent, B., Mulling, J. F., Usher, T., Grant, E., Eischen, J. W., Kingon, A. I., & Franzon, P. D. (2004), IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 9(2), 392-398.
Optimal pick-up locations for transport and handling of limp materials - Part II: Two-dimensional parts
Lankalapalli, S., & Eischen, J. W. (2003), Textile Research Journal, 73(10), 867-874.
Optimal pick-up locations for transport and handling of limp materials - Part I: One-dimensional strips
Lankalapalli, S., & Eischen, J. W. (2003), Textile Research Journal, 73(9), 787-796.
On control and optimization of elastic multilink mechanisms
Wang, H. L., Eischen, J. W., & Silverberg, L. M. (1998), Computers and Structures, 67(6), 483-502.
A study of solutions for the anisotropic plate subjected to a concentrated force
LaMattina, B., Klang, E. C., & Eischen, J. W. (1998), Journal of Applied Mechanics: Transactions of the ASME, 65(1), 273-276.

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Grants

CAD Apps for Core Courses in AE and ME Curricula: Bridge Funding 
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)