Mechanical engineers work with material properties, understand the nature of forces, project the flow of heat and fluids, and design products to improve people's lives. Mechanical engineers work in design and analysis, product development, teaching and research; they even become high-level managers such as the CEOs of IBM, Hewlett Packard, and Chrysler. In a broad sense, mechanical engineers are problem-solvers. An education from Santa Clara University prepares our students to tackle challenging problems, making a positive impact on society.

The Mechanical Department is comprised of nine tenure stream faculty, three full-time lectures and a number of working professionals as adjunct faculty. We are proud that our program provides a balanced education between theory and practice. The Mechanical Engineering B.S. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The graduate program provides a Master and Doctoral degree as well as certificates and an Engineer degree.

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Submissions from 2016

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Numerical and Experimental Eigenmode Analysis of Low Porosity Auxetic Structures, Luca Francesconi, Michael Taylor, Katia Bertoldi, and A. Baldi

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Peridynamic Modeling of Ruptures in Biomembranes, Michael Taylor, Irep Gözen, Samir Patel, Aldo Jesorka, and Katia Bertoldi

Submissions from 2015

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A comparative analysis of numerical approaches to the mechanics of elastic sheets, Michael Taylor, Benny Davidovitch, Zhanlong Qiu, and Katia Bertoldi

Submissions from 2014

Combined Bending, Stretching, and Wrinkling of Thin Sheets, Katia Bertoldi, Michael Taylor, and Benny Davidovitch

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An assessment of acoustic contrast between long and short vowels using convex hulls, Erin F. Haynes and Michael Taylor

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Effect of Wrinkles on the Surface Area of Graphene: Toward the Design of Nanoelectronics, Zhao Qin, Michael Taylor, Mary Hwang, Katia Bertoldi, and Markus J. Buehler

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Spatial resolution of wrinkle patterns in thin elastic sheets at finite strain, Michael Taylor, Katia Bertoldi, and D. J. Steigmann

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Low porosity metallic periodic structures with negative Poisson's ratio, Michael Taylor, Luca Francesconi, Miklós Gerendás, Ali Shanian, Carl Carson, and Katia Bertoldi

Submissions from 2013

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A two-dimensional peridynamic model for thin plates, Michael Taylor and D. J. Steigmann

Numerical Simulation of the Combined Bending, Stretching, and Wrinkling of Thin Sheets, Michael Taylor, D. J. Steigmann, and Katia Bertoldi

Submissions from 2009

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Simulation of Laminated Thermoelastic Membranes, Michael Taylor and D. J. Steigmann

Submissions from 2008

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Numerical simulation of thermo-elasticity, inelasticity and rupture inmembrane theory, Michael Taylor

Submissions from 2006

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Entropic thermoelasticity of thin polymeric films, Michael Taylor and D. J. Steigmann