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. and Eischen, J. W. and 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. and Lamar, T. A. M. and Pandurangan, P. and 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. and Eischen, J. and Kenkare, N. and Lamar, T. A. M. (2008), Journal of the Textile Institute, 99(3), 219-226.
Finite element modeling of the left atrium to facilitate the design of an endoscopic atrial retractor
Jernigan, S. R. and Buckner, G. D. and Eischen, J. W. (2007), Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 129(6), 825-837.
Special issue - Ninth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics - Preface
Eischen, J. W. and Monsivais, G. (2007), Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 2(8), 1395-1395.
The design and characterization of a novel piezoelectric transducer-based linear motor
Palmer, J. A. and Dessent, B. and Mulling, J. F. and Usher, T. and Grant, E. and Eischen, J. W. and Kingon, A. I. and 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 I: One-dimensional strips
Lankalapalli, S. and Eischen, J. W. (2003), Textile Research Journal, 73(9), 787-796.
Optimal pick-up locations for transport and handling of limp materials - Part II: Two-dimensional parts
Lankalapalli, S. and Eischen, J. W. (2003), Textile Research Journal, 73(10), 867-874.
On control and optimization of elastic multilink mechanisms
Wang, H. L. and Eischen, J. W. and 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. and Klang, E. C. and Eischen, J. W. (1998), Journal of Applied Mechanics: Transactions of the ASME, 65(1), 273-276.
Residual stress analysis of bimaterial strips under multiple thermal loading
Tierney, J. W. and Eischen, J. W. (1997), Journal of Electronic Packaging, 119(4), 281-287.
Finite-element modeling and control of flexible fabric parts
Eischen, J.W. and D., Shigan (1996), IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 16(5), .

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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)