Course notes for mechanical engineering
undergraduate and graduate classes; correspondence; case histories in engineering problems
prepared by Fuchs; records pertaining to the Engineering Case Program; research notes,
articles, and papers by Fuchs; and photographs.
Fuchs, an expert on fatique in metals, taught mechanical engineering at Stanford University
from 1964 to 1973, when he became an Emeritus Professor. He was educated in France and
Germany, earning his Ph.D. in 1932 from the Technical University in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Before coming to Stanford, he was an engineer with General Motors (1933-45) and president of
Metal Improvement Company (1946-60), where he designed the shot peening process. While at
Stanford he directed the Engineering Case Program, writing or supervising the production of
more than 200 case studies. He died in 1989.
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