Recently Offered Courses

MAE21/MAE20 (Aerospace Materials Science)

  • Textbook: Materials Science and Engineering, by William Callister and David Rethwisch

MAE130 (Statics)

  • Textbook: Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics , by by Ferdinand Beer, E.R.Johnston, David Mazurek

MAE131A (Solid Mechanics)

  • Textbook: Mechanics of Materials, by Ferdinand P. Beer

MAE233A (Fracture Mechanics)

MAE233B (Micromechanics)

Introduction to Micromechanics and Nanomechanics (by Prof. Shaofan Li);

Micromechanics of Defects in Solids (by Prof. Toshio Mura)


MAE276/MATs 231 (Mechanics of Soft Materials)

  1. Elements of linear Elasticity, notes by Zhigang Suo
  2. Solid Mechanics, notes by James Rice
  3. Destrade, Michel, Jerry G. Murphy, and Giuseppe Saccomandi. "Simple shear is not so simple." International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 47.2 (2012): 210-214.
  4. Marcombe, R., Cai, S., Hong, W., Zhao, X., Lapusta, Y., & Suo, Z. (2010). A theory of constrained swelling of a pH-sensitive hydrogel. Soft Matter, 6(4), 784-793.
  5. Zhu, J., Li, T., Cai, S., & Suo, Z. (2011). Snap-through expansion of a gas bubble in an elastomer. The Journal of Adhesion, 87(5), 466-481.
  6. Cai, S., & Suo, Z. (2012). Equations of state for ideal elastomeric gels. EPL (Europhysics Letters), 97(3), 34009.
  7. Liang, X., & Cai, S. (2015). Shape Bifurcation of a Spherical Dielectric Elastomer Balloon Under the Actions of Internal Pressure and Electric Voltage. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 82(10), 101002.
  8. Topics in Finite Elasticity, by Morton E. Gurtin.
  9. The Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Continua, by Morton E. Gurtin, Eliot Fried, Lallit Anand


MATs257(Polymer Science and Engineering)

  • Textbook: Essentials of Polymer Science and Engineering, by Paul C Painter & Michael M Coleman
  • Additional reading materials: The physics of rubber elasticity, by L.R.G. Treloar

Principles of polymer chemistry, by P.J. Flory

Polymer physics, by M. Rubinstein and R.H. Colby


General course descriptions can be found at https://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/courses/MAE.html