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Introduction of undergraduate Programs
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Engineering Structure Analysis
The MES offers two 4-year undergraduate programs: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and Engineering Structure Analysis. Students in either program are required to gain a total of 150 credits before graduation. After completing the 4-year programs, about 70% undergraduate students choose to pursue postgraduate studies in the domestic or foreign universities. About one third of our graduates went to prestigious universities abroad to pursue.
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics program was established in the year of 1952 by the famous scientist Professor Peiyuan Zhou, the first mechanics program in the history of China’s higher education, and has made significant achievement in mechanics education during the past 62 years. It has cultivated thousands of experts in, of whom 15 alumni became academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering.
The Theoretical and Applied Mechanics program now severs as the Training Base for National Science Foundation of Scientific Research and Teaching Personnel. This program is dedicated to training and preparing students for leading experts in mechanics and engineering science in the world. Currently about 30 undergraduates enrolled in this program each year.
Engineering Structure Analysis program was established in 1996 as the first of its type in China, in order to meet the demand on engineering talents in structure computation and analysis and engineering software development. Students in this program are learning advanced computational theory and methods, techniques for engineering software development and build-up their expertise for engineering structure analysis and solving other practical engineering problems. Currently about 20 undergraduates enrolled in this program each year.
The number of undergraduate students enrolled in each year is shown in the following figure.

Enrolment of undergraduate students of MES before joining COE

Enrolment of undergraduate students of MES after joining COE
The MES provides plenty of opportunities for undergraduate students to conduct preliminary training in scientific, to cultivate the ability of our undergraduates to analyze and solve concrete problems independently. We provides several research scholarship for undergraduates. Each year, there are about 200 undergraduate students conduct undergraduate research programs.

Recipients of Peiyuan Zhou China Mechanics Competition

Research papers published by undergraduate students
1. Liu, L.F., Lu, P., Meng, L.Y., Jin, W.W., Li, S.X. (2014): Excluded volumes of clusters in tetrahedral particle packing. Physics Letters A, 378, 835-838.
2. Lanza, M., Reguant, M., Zou, G. J., Lv, P.Y., Li, H., Chin, R., Liang, H., Yu, D., Zhang, Y. F., Liu, Z. F., Duan, H.L. (2014): High performance piezoelectric nanogenerators using two-dimensional flexible top electrodes. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 1300101.  
3. Liang, W., Chen, Z., Yang, F., Zhang, H. (2013): Effects of Soret diffusion on the laminar flame speed and Markstein length of syngas/air mixtures. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34, 695–702.
4. Li, H., Zhao, Q., Wang, W., Dong, H., Xu, D. S., Zou, G. J., Duan, H.L., Yu, D. P. (2013): Novel planar-structure electrochemical devices for highly flexible semi-transparent power generation/Storage sources. Nano Letters, 13, 1271–1277.
5. Pei, Y., Wang, H., Gong J., and Xu Z. (2013): Thermal Transfer in Graphene- Interfaced Materials: Contact Resistance and Interface Engineering. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 5, 2599-2603.
6. Wu, Y., Chen, Z. (2012): Asymptotic analysis of outwardly propagating spherical flames. Acta Mechanica Sinica, 28, 359–366.
7. Zhao, Z., Chen, Z. (2012): HDMR correlations for the laminar burning velocity of premixed CH4/H2/O2/N2 mixtures. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37, 691–697.
8. Xue, Y.H., Chu, S.G. Lv, P.Y., Duan, H.L. (2012): Importance of hierarchical structures in wetting stability on submersed superhydrophobic surfaces. Langmuir, 28, 9440−9450.
9. Zhang, K., Han, T., Duan, H.L., Wang, J.X. (2010): A theoretical study of possible shape and phase changes of carbon nanotube crystals during contraction and expansion. Carbon, 48, 2948-2952.
10. Zhang, K., Si, F.W., Duan, H.L., Wang, J.X. (2010): Microstructures and mechanical properties of silks of silkworm and honeybee. Acta Biomaterialia, 6, 2165-2171.
11. Duan, H.L., Jiao, Y., Yi, X., Huang, Z.P., Wang, J. (2006): Solutions of inhomogeneity problems with graded shells and application to core-shell nanoparticles and composites. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 54, 1401-1425.
12. Duan, H. L., Wang, J., Huang, Z.P., Luo, Z.Y. (2005): Stress concentration tensors of inhomogeneities with interface effects. Mechanics of Materials, 37, 723-736.
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