|The Department of Engineering Mechanics|
Currently, there are 33 faculty and eight engineering technicians in the Department of Engineering Mechanics. Sixteen are professors, including 12 doctoral supervisors, 11 associate professors, and four senior engineers. Twenty-seven of the faculty holds doctoral degrees. The department offer degrees at the graduate, master and doctoral levels. The three doctoral programs are in Solid Mechanics, General and FundamentalMechanics, Engineering Mechanics, and one post-doctoral station in mechanics. The Solid Mechanics doctoral program is appointed as National Key Discipline, the General and Fundamental Mechanics doctoral program as Key Discipline of the State Commission of Science and Technology for the National Defense Industry, Engineering Mechanics as a provincial specialty in Shaanxi. Included in the school is the Dynamics and Strength National Specialized Laboratory, National Educational Base for Engineering Mechanics, and National Teaching Demonstration Center for Mechanical Experiment. The courses of theoretical mechanics and material mechanics are state-level quality courses, and mechanics of elasticity is a provincial fine course.
There are top level experimental centers in the Department of Engineering Mechanics, with an area of more than 3,000m2, and fixed assets of more than 10 Million RMB. In addition to the advanced simulation laboratories, there are also high level experimental equipments, including multi-channel coordinated loading system, high temperature and high frequency fatigue testing machines, electric universaltesting machines, hydraulic pressure servo universal testing machines, high temperature creep testing machines, LMS Test Laboratorytesting analysis systems and more than 500 self-madeequipments.
The department of engineering mechanics focuses on fundamental research and its applications, with the bright feature of 3A background. In recent 5 years, it has implemented more than 100 national and provincial funding researches, and has published more than 600 scientific papers. Four hundred of these have been cited by SCI, EI or ISTP. After 40 years of development, the department has become one of the important bases for mechanical research and training talented students in China.