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Andrey Beyle


[Beyle, Andrey]
  • Professor of Practice, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Professor in Practice



Education: BS+MS 1966-1971 Riga Technical University (Latvia) and Moscow Chemical & Technological Mendeleev University (Russia).

PhD 1977 Riga Technical University (Latvia).

Dr. Eng. Sci.  1992. Institute of Polymer Mechanics, Latvia

US PhD Equivalency.

Publications: more than 100 publications, including 10 chapters of books. Invited contributing author of 4 different Handbook of composites printed in the US, UK, and former USSR.

Examples of publications:

Beyle A., Ibeh C.C. Predicting the viscoelastic behaviour of polymer nanocomposites. Chapter 6 in: “Creep and fatigue in polymer matrix composites” Ed. by Rui Miranda Guedes, Woodhead Publishing, Oxford, UK, November 2010. Pp. 184-233.

Yu. M. Tarnopol'skii, A.I. Beyle. Chapter 7. “Thick-walled Tubes and Rings made from Composites”. In: Composite materials: Handbook. Ed. by V. V. Vasilyev and Yu. M. Tarnopol’skii. Mashinostroyenie Pub., Moscow, 1990, pp.442-486 (in Russian). ISBN 5 217 01113 0

Zhou, N., Beyle, A., Ibeh, C.C. Thermal Viscoelastic Analysis of 3D Fabric Nanocomposites. Advanced Materials Research Vols. 47-50 (2008) pp 1133-1136.

4.Beyle A., Green A. “Effective characteristics of composites with non-linearly elastic components” Proceedings of the American Society for Composites: Thirty Technical Conference, East Lansing, Michigan, September 28-30, 2015. American Society for Composites, CD-ROM—18 pp.

5.Beyle A., Maxum B. “Why tensors should be taught at undergraduate levels” Proceedings of ETOP 2015, Bordeaux, France, 29 June - 2 July 2015, SPIE –International Society for Optics and Photonics, CD-ROM—10 pp.

6.Beyle A., D. L. Cocke D.L., and A. Green A. 2014. “Models for Analysis of the Effective Properties of Hybrid Composites” Proceedings of the American Society for Composites: Twenty-Ninth Technical Conference, La Jolla, California, September 8–10, 2014. American Society for Composites, CD-ROM—20 pp.

7.Beyle A., Cocke D.L., Green A. Methods of Management of Energy Density per Mass and per Designed Volume in Flywheels. Proceedings of 28 Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, Sept. 9-11, 2013. State College, PA. CD.

Research interests:  Composite structures analysis and applications.

Teaching experience: Riga Technical University (Latvia), McGill University (Canada), Lamar University (TX), Pittsburg State University (KS).



        The University of Texas at Arlington

        AE 5310 – Finite Element Methods

         Course Information - Spring,  2016

        Text:   Finite Element Method by D. Logan, 5th Ed. (must be U.S. edition—mixed English and S.I. units)

        1.         Instructor:                  Dr. Andrey Beyle

        2.         Office:                         Room 214C, Woolf  Hall,  Phone: 817/272-3746

        3.         Office Hours:              MW 10 – 11A  after class, or by appointment.

        4.         Goals: Finite element method in the study of the static response of structures and of continua; applications to field problems; analytical methods emphasized, and digital computer application undertaken.

        Student Learning Outcomes: After completing the course, the student should be able to

         Use the finite element method to analyze simple elastic structures using appropriate model idealization, discretization techniques, and element selection criteria

         Assess the quality of a finite element numerical solution and improve accuracy

        5.         Time and Place of Class Meetings: NH 202, Nedderman Hall

                    TR 9:30 pm - 10:50 pm

        6.         Prerequisites: Graduate standing and knowledge of linear algebra.

        7.         Planned Topics:

                    a.         General Principles

                    b.         Kinematics of Particles and Rigid Bodies

                    c.         Applications of Newton’s Laws in Three Coordinate Systems

                    d.         Kinetics of Particles and Rigid Bodies

                    e.         Work and Energy Method for Particles and Rigid Bodies

                    f.          Impulse and Momentum Methods

        8.         a.         Grading System;      

                                            Midterm Exam: 35%

                                            Final: 35%

                                            Homework: 30%

                                                        A ≥ 90% of full credit, B ≥ 80% , C ≥ 70%, D ≥ 60%, F<60%.

                    b.         Letter Grade/Number Grade correlation:

                                A (90-100), B (80-89), C (70-79), D (60-69), F (less than 60)

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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 2323-002 Dynamics

        To present the principles of engineering mechanics as it pertains to dynamics and to                                       apply these principles to the study of motion of particles and rigid bodies using mathematics                                               and Newton’s Laws of motion to solve a variety of problems.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 2312-001 Solid Mechanics

        This course covers the relationships between stresses

        and strains in elastic bodies under the tension, compression, shear, bending, torsion, and

        combined loadings. It also covers the deflections and elastic curves, shear and bending

        moment diagrams in beams, as well as column buckling theory.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours