My teaching philosophy is strongly inspired by the Latin proverb “by learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.” The teacher succeeds in teaching only when the student succeeds in learning. I consider myself fortunate to have been able to study under great teachers at various prestigious institutions who have lead me to realize the value of teaching and the hardwork it requires. This realization has developed in me a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students. I strongly believe in interactive learning wherein the students are encouraged to ask questions so as to facilitate mutual exchange of ideas.


CE 6200 – Continuum Mechanics (Download course description here PDF)

This course presents of an introduction to continuum mechanics and mathematical theory of elasticity: Mathematical preliminaries: tensor algebra, tensor calculus, coordinate transforma- tion, principal values and directions. Kinematics of continuum: motion and deformation, infinitesimal and finite strain theory, balance of mass. Stress and integral formulations: traction on planes, stress invariants and failure theories, Piola-Kirchhoff stress tensors, balance of momentum, stress power. Elastic solid: linear isotropic and anisotropic elasticity, engineering material constants, plane elastic waves, non-linear isotropic elasticity.

CE 2205 – Mechanics of Materials (Download course description here PDF)

This course presents the theory and application of the fundamentals of mechanics of materials: stress and strain; tension, compression, and shear; Hooke’s law, Mohr’s circle, combined stresses, strain-energy; beams, columns, shafts, and continuous beams; deflections, shear and moment diagrams.

CE 2200 – Statics (Download course description here PDF)

This course presents the theory and application of the fundamentals of engineering mechanics – statics : Vector analysis of two- and three-dimensional equilibrium of particles, rigid bodies, trusses, frames, and machines. Introduction to internal forces, shear and moment diagrams, cables, centroids, moments of inertia, and friction.

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