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Professional Preparation

    • 1998 Ph.D. in Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Houston
    • 1996 M.S. in Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Houston
    • 1992 B.S. in Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology of China

Research and Expertise

  • Research Interests/Expertise

    Laser-matter interaction

    Micro/nanoscale mass transport

    Interfacial mechanics

    Fracture mechanics, defects, fatigue

    Computational mechanics/physics

Publications

      Conference Paper 2015
      • Kumar, R., Carrigan, W., Dennis, B. H., Yang, B., & Wijesundara, M. B. (2015, August). ANSYS Simulation of Impact Reduction With Fluid-Filled Interconnected Bubble Arrays. In ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (pp. V008T13A031-V008T13A031). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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      Journal Article 2015
      • Wu, Y. T., Yang, B., & Zhao, Y. P. (2015). Thermophoresis of aerosol particles in near-critical vapor: An inverse size effect. Applied Physics Letters106(25), 251605.

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      Journal Article 2014
      • Cheng, R., Huang, W., Huang, L., Yang, B., Mao, L., Jin, K., ... & Zhao, Y. (2014). Acceleration of tissue plasminogen activator-mediated thrombolysis by magnetically powered nanomotors. ACS nano8(8), 7746-7754.

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      2014
      • Jiang, H., Wu, Y. T., Yang, B., & Zhao, Y. P. (2014). Force–moment line element method for Stokes flow around a slender body. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements44, 120-129.

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      2014
      • Manjare, M., Ting Wu, Y., Yang, B., & Zhao, Y. P. (2014). Hydrophobic catalytic Janus motors: Slip boundary condition and enhanced catalytic reaction rate. Applied Physics Letters104(5), 054102.

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      Journal Article 2013
      • H. Jiang, B. Yang and S. Liu, Effects of transverse shear on strain stiffening of biological fiber network, Computers, Materials, & Continua 38, 61-77 (2013).

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      2013
      • H. Jiang and B. Yang, Force-moment line element method for flexible slender bodies in Stokes flow, Physical Review E 88, 033306 (2013).

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      2013
      • B. Yang and N. Vijayanand, Multiscale fracture in peeling of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite, Key Engineering Materials 560, 71-86 (2013).

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      2013
      • M. Manjare, B. Yang, Y.-P. Zhao, Bubble propelled microjets: Model and experiment, Journal of Physical Chemistry 117, 4657-4665 (2013).

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      Journal Article 2012
      • Y.-P. He, B. Yang, K. Yang, C. Brown, R. Ramasamy, H. Wang, C. A. Lundgren and Y.-P. Zhao, Designing Si-based nanowall arrays by dynamic shadowing growth to tailor the performance of Li-ion battery anodes, Journal of Materials Chemistry 22, 8294-8303 (2012).

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      2012
      • B. Yang, Y.-P. He, J. Irsa, C. A. Lundgren, J. B. Ratchford and Y.-P. Zhao, Effects of composition-dependent modulus, finite concentration and boundary constraint on Li-ion diffusion and stresses in a bilayer Cu-coated Si nano-anode, Journal of Power Sources 204, 168-176 (2012).

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      2012
      • B. Yang, J. Irsa, Y.-P. He, C. A. Lundgren and Y.-P. Zhao, A chemoelastoplastic analysis of anisotropic swelling in a SnO2 nanowire under lithiation, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology 134, 031013 (2012).

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      2012
      • K. Yao, M. Manjare, C. Barrett, B. Yang, T. Salguero and Y.-P. Zhao, Nanostructured scrolls from graphene oxide for microjet engines, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 3, 2204-2208 (2012).

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      2012
      • M. Manjare, B. Yang, Y.-P. Zhao, Bubble driven quasi-periodic motion of catalytic micromotors, Physical Review Letters 109, 12835 (2012).

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      2012
      • H. Jiang and B. Yang, Cell-substrate interaction with membrane-stress dependent adhesion, Journal of Biomechanics 45, 209-217 (2012).

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      Journal Article 2011
      • B. Yang and S. Shiva, Crack growth with a part-through process zone in thin plates, International Journal of Fracture 168, 145-158 (2011).

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      2011
      • B. Yang, M. W. Barsoum and R. M. Rethinam, Nanoscale continuum calculation of basal dislocation core structures in graphite, Philosophical Magazine 91, 1441-1463 (2011).

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      2011
      • B. Yang, Y.-P. He and Y.-P. Zhao, Hydrogenation of magnesium: The effect of concentration dependent hydrogen diffusion, Applied Physics Letters 98, 081905-1-3 (2011).

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      2011
      • B. Yang, Y.-P. He and Y.-P. Zhao, Concentration-dependent hydrogen diffusion in hydrogenation and dehydrogenation of vanadium-coated magnesium nanoblades, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36, 15642-15641 (2011).

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      Journal Article 2010
      • R. M. Rethinam, B. Yang ,S. Mall and M. W. Barsoum, An integral-equation formulation of nonlinear deformation in a stack of buffered plates, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 34, 1113-1119 (2010).

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      Journal Article 2009
      • V. K. Tewary and B. Yang, Singular behavior in the Debye-Waller factor of graphene, Physical Review B 79, 125416-1-5 (2009).

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      2009
      • B. Yang, R. M. Rethinam and S. Mall, Modeling and analysis of cylindrical nanoindentation of graphite, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics 76, 011010-1-7 (2009).

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      2009
      • V. K. Tewary and B. Yang, Parametric interatomic potential for graphene, Physical Review B 79, 075442-1-9 (2009).

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      Journal Article 2008
      • B. Yang and S. Mall, Mechanics of two-stage crack growth in fretting fatigue, Engineering Fracture Mechanics 75, 1507-1515 (2008).

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      2008
      • B. Yang and A. A. Volinsky, Elastic anisotropy effect on indentation-induced thin film interfacial delamination, Engineering Fracture Mechanics 75, 3121-3130 (2008).

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      2008
      • B. Yang, S.-C. Wong and S. Qu, A micromechanics analysis of nanoscale graphite platelet-reinforced epoxy using defect Green’s function, Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences 24, 81-94 (2008).

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      2008
      • B. Yang and V. K. Tewary, Green’s function for multilayers with interfacial membrane and flexural rigidities, Computers, Materials, & Continua 8, 23-31 (2008).

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      2008
      • B. Yang and V. K. Tewary, Multiscale Green’s function for the deflection of graphene lattice, Physical Review B 77, 245442-1-5 (2008).

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      Journal Article 2007
      • B. Yang and V. K. Tewary, Multiscale modeling of point defects in Si-Ge(001) quantum wells, Physical Review B 75, 144103-1-11 (2007).

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      Journal Article 2006
      • B. Yang, A novel boundary-domain element method of initial stress, finite deformation and discrete cracks in multilayered anisotropic elastic solids, International Journal of Fracture 141, 3-10 (2006).

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      2006
      • B. Yang and V. K. Tewary, Efficient Green’s function method of line and surface defects in multilayered elastic and piezoelectric materials, Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences 15, 165-178 (2006).

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      Journal Article 2005
      • B. Yang and V. K. Tewary, Green’s function-based multiscale modeling of defects in a semi-infinite silicon substrate, International Journal of Solids and Structures 42, 4722-4737 (2005).

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      Journal Article 2004
      • B. Yang, E. Pan and V. K. Tewary, Three-dimensional Green’s function of steady-state motion in anisotropic half-space and iomaterials, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 28, 1069-1082 (2004).

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      2004
      • B. Yang, E. Pan and V. K. Tewary, Static responses of a multilayered anisotropic piezoelectric structure to point force and point charge, Smart Materials and Structures 13, 175-183 (2004).

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      2004
      • B. Yang and V. K. Tewary, Continuum Dyson’s equation and defect Green’s function in a heterogeneous anisotropic solid, Mechanics Research Communications 31, 405-414 (2004).

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      2004
      • B. Yang, Defect Green’s function of multiple point-like inhomogeneities in a multilayered anisotropic substrate, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics 71, 672-676 (2004).

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      Journal Article 2003
      • F. G. Yuan, S. Yang and B. Yang, Three-dimensional Green’s functions for composite laminates, International Journal of Solids and Structures 40, 331-342 (2003).

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2003
      • E. Pan and B. Yang, Three-dimensional interfacial Green’s functions in anisotropic bimaterials, Applied Mathematical Modeling 27, 307-326 (2003).

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      2003
      • E. Pan and B. Yang, Elastic and piezoelectric fields in a substrate AlN due to a buried quantum dot, Journal of Applied Physics 93, 2435-2439 (2003).

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      2003
      • B. Yang, E. Pan and F. G. Yuan, Three-dimensional stress analysis of composite laminates with an elastically pinned hole, International Journal of Solids and Structures 40, 2017-2035 (2003).

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      2003
      • B. Yang and E. Pan, Elastic fields of quantum dots in multilayered semiconductors: A novel Green’s function method, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics 70, 161-168 (2003).

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      2003
      • B. Yang and V. K. Tewary, Formation of a surface quantum dot near laterally and vertically neighboring dots, Physical Review B 68, 035301-1-6 (2003).

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      2003
      • B. Yang and S. Mall, Cohesive-shear-lag model for cycling stress-strain behavior of unidirectional ceramic matrix composites, International Journal of Damage Mechanics 12, 45-64 (2003).

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      Journal Article 2002
      • B. Yang and E. Pan, Elastic analysis of an inhomogeneous quantum dot in multilayered semiconductors using a boundary element method, Journal of Applied Physics 92, 3084-3088 (2002).

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      2002
      • B. Yang and E. Pan, Three-dimensional Green’s functions in anisotropic trimaterials, International Journal of Solids and Structures39, 2235-2255 (2002).

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      2002
      • B. Yang, Examination of free-edge delamination around an open hole in composite laminates, International Journal of Fracture 115, 173-191 (2002).

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      2002
      • B. Yang, Elastic energy release rate of quantum islands in Stranski-Krastanow growth, Journal of Applied Physics 92, 3704-3710 (2002).

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      2002
      • B. Yang and E. Pan, Efficient evaluation of three-dimensional Green’s functions in anisotropic elastostatic multilayered composites, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 26, 355-366 (2002).

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      Journal Article 2001
      • B. Yang and K. Ravi-Chandar, Crack path instabilities in a quenched glass plate, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 49, 91-130 (2001).

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      2001
      • B. Yang and S. Mall, On crack initiation mechanisms in fretting fatigue, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics 68, 76-80 (2001).

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      2001
      • E. Pan and B. Yang, Elastostatic fields in an anisotropic substrate due to a buried quantum dot, Journal of Applied Physics90, 6190-6196 (2001).

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      2001
      • E. Pan, B. Yang, X. Cai and F.G. Yuan, Stress analyses around holes in composite laminates using boundary element method, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 25, 31-40 (2001).

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      2001
      • B. Yang, S. Mall and K. Ravi-Chandar, A cohesive zone model of fatigue crack growth in quasibrittle materials, International Journal of Solids and Structures 38, 3927-3944 (2001).

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      Journal Article 2000
      • K. Ravi-Chandar, J. Lu, B. Yang and Z. Zhu, Failure mode transition in polymers under high strain rate loading, International Journal of Fracture 101, 33-72 (2000).

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      Journal Article 1999
      • B. Yang and K. Ravi-Chandar, Efficient evaluation of elastic T-stress by the stress difference method, Engineering Fracture Mechanics 64, 589-605 (1999).

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      Journal Article 1998
      • B. Yang and K. Ravi-Chandar, Antiplane crack growth under quasistatic loading in a damaging material, International Journal of Solids and Structures 35, 3695-3715 (1998).

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      1998
      • B. Yang and K. Ravi-Chandar, A single-domain dual-boundary-element formulation incorporating a cohesive zone model for elastostatic cracks, International Journal of Fracture 93, 115-144 (1998).

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      Journal Article 1997
      • K. Ravi-Chandar and B. Yang, On the role of microcracks in the dynamic fracture of brittle materials, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 45, 535-563 (1997).

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      Journal Article 1996
      • B. Yang and K. Ravi-Chandar, On the role of the process zone in dynamic fracture, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 44, 1955-1976 (1996).

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Courses

      • MAE 1312-001 Engineering Statics

        A study of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, conditions of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector and index notation introduced. Prerequisite: C or better in each of the following MATH 1426 (or HONR-SC 1426) and PHYS 1443.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4344-002 COMPUTER-AIDED ENGINEERING

        This course consists of a study of the principles of computer-aided engineering in mechanical and aerospace engineering.  Parametric, feature-based solid modeling, kinematics & dynamics of assemblies and finite element modeling for design are considered

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3324-001 Structure and Mechanical Properties of Materials

        Crystal structure and defects in materials. Diffusion, phase diagrams and phase transformations in metalic systems. The inter relationships between processing, structure, and properties of engineering materials with emphasis on the mechanical behavior of metals, polymers, and composite materials. Prerequisites: C or better in each of the following: CHEM 1465, MAE 2312 (or concurrent enrollment), and PHYS 1444.

      • ME 5314-001 FRACTURE MECHANICS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN

        Linear elastic fracture mechanics, general yielding fracture mechanics, damage tolerance and durability design, fail safe and safe life design criteria, analysis of fatigue crack growth, residual strength analysis. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5314-002 FRACTURE MECHANICS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN

        Linear elastic fracture mechanics, general yielding fracture mechanics, damage tolerance and durability design, fail safe and safe life design criteria, analysis of fatigue crack growth, residual strength analysis. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5314-003 FRACTURE MECHANICS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN

        Linear elastic fracture mechanics, general yielding fracture mechanics, damage tolerance and durability design, fail safe and safe life design criteria, analysis of fatigue crack growth, residual strength analysis. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5314-001 FRACTURE MECHANICS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN

        Linear elastic fracture mechanics, general yielding fracture mechanics, damage tolerance and durability design, fail safe and safe life design criteria, analysis of fatigue crack growth, residual strength analysis. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5314-002 FRACTURE MECHANICS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN

        Linear elastic fracture mechanics, general yielding fracture mechanics, damage tolerance and durability design, fail safe and safe life design criteria, analysis of fatigue crack growth, residual strength analysis. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3324-002 STRUCTURE & MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS

        Crystal structure and defects in materials. Diffusion, phase diagrams and phase transformations in metalic systems. The inter relationships between processing, structure, and properties of engineering materials with emphasis on the mechanical behavior of metals, polymers, and composite materials. Prerequisites: C or better in each of the following: CHEM 1465, MAE 2312 (or concurrent enrollment), and PHYS 1444.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1312-001 Engineering Statics

        A study of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, conditions of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector and index notation introduced. Prerequisite: C or better in each of the following MATH 1426 (or HONR-SC 1426) and PHYS 1443.

      • MAE 3324-002 STRUCTURE & MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS

        Crystal structure and defects in materials. Diffusion, phase diagrams and phase transformations in metalic systems. The inter relationships between processing, structure, and properties of engineering materials with emphasis on the mechanical behavior of metals, polymers, and composite materials. Prerequisites: C or better in each of the following: CHEM 1465, MAE 2312 (or concurrent enrollment), and PHYS 1444.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5314-001 FRACTURE MECHANICS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN

        Linear elastic fracture mechanics, general yielding fracture mechanics, damage tolerance and durability design, fail safe and safe life design criteria, analysis of fatigue crack growth, residual strength analysis. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5314-002 FRACTURE MECHANICS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN

        Linear elastic fracture mechanics, general yielding fracture mechanics, damage tolerance and durability design, fail safe and safe life design criteria, analysis of fatigue crack growth, residual strength analysis. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5314-001 FRACTURE MECHANICS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN

        Linear elastic fracture mechanics, general yielding fracture mechanics, damage tolerance and durability design, fail safe and safe life design criteria, analysis of fatigue crack growth, residual strength analysis. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5314-002 FRACTURE MECHANICS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN

        Linear elastic fracture mechanics, general yielding fracture mechanics, damage tolerance and durability design, fail safe and safe life design criteria, analysis of fatigue crack growth, residual strength analysis. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4344-002 Computer-Aided Engineering

        This course consists of a study of the principles of computer-aided engineering in mechanical and aerospace engineering.  Parametric, feature-based solid modeling, kinematics & dynamics of assemblies and finite element modeling for design are considered

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3324-002 Structure and Mechanical Behavior of Materials

        Crystal structure and defects in materials. Diffusion, phase diagrams and phase transformations in metalic systems. The inter relationships between processing, structure, and properties of engineering materials with emphasis on the mechanical behavior of metals, polymers, and composite materials. Prerequisites: C or better in each of the following: CHEM 1465, MAE 2312 (or concurrent enrollment), and PHYS 1444.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3324-002 STRUCTURE & MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS

        Crystal structure and defects in materials. Diffusion, phase diagrams and phase transformations in metalic systems. The inter relationships between processing, structure, and properties of engineering materials with emphasis on the mechanical behavior of metals, polymers, and composite materials. Prerequisites: C or better in each of the following: CHEM 1465, MAE 2312 (or concurrent enrollment), and PHYS 1444.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3324-002 STRUCTURE & MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS

        Crystal structure and defects in materials. Diffusion, phase diagrams and phase transformations in metalic systems. The inter relationships between processing, structure, and properties of engineering materials with emphasis on the mechanical behavior of metals, polymers, and composite materials. Prerequisites: C or better in each of the following: CHEM 1465, MAE 2312 (or concurrent enrollment), and PHYS 1444.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1312-002 Engineering Statics
        A study of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, conditions of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector and index notation introduced. Prerequisite: C or better in each of the following MATH 1426 (or HONR-SC 1426) and PHYS 1443.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • MAE 2312-001 Solid Mechanics
        This course covers the relationships between stresses and strains in elastic bodies and the tension, compression, shear, bending, torsion, and combined loadings which produce them. It also covers the deflections and elastic curves, shear and bending moment diagrams for beams, and column theory.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus