Everything from individual particles to the tallest buildings to a rushing river experiences forces and torques. Each object—liquid or solid, large or small—responds differently under different conditions. Engineering mechanics examines these external forces by studying statics, dynamics, materials strength, elasticity, viscoelasticity and fluid dynamics.
As a bridge between theory and application, engineering mechanics is used to formulate new ideas and theories, discover and interpret phenomena, and develop experimental and computational tools. Faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Case School of Engineering are conducting research in engineering mechanics for a wide variety of fields, including the aerospace, electronics, automotive, manufacturing, software, and computer industries.
Institutes, centers and labs related to Engineering Mechanics
Faculty who conduct research in Engineering Mechanics
Promotes the resilience of structural systems and communities against natural and man-made hazards
Examines performance of structural systems and components subjected to loading and develops design approaches for resilience and sustainability