Curriculum Vitae






Gerald Wempner

Professor Emeritus
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials




Education

  • B.S. Univ. of Wisconsin, 1952
  • M.S. Univ. of Wisconsin, 1953
  • Ph.D. Univ. of Illinois, 1957

Awards

  • Senior Award, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Germany, 1974-75
  • Gillam Fellowship, Univ. of Calgary, Canada, 1983
  • Recipient of Sigma Xi award for the outstanding research paper in engineering at the Ga. Inst. of Tech.,1982 & 1985

Articles

  1. Large Symmetrical Deflections of Annular Plates,( with R. Schmidt ), J.A.M, 1958
  2. Corrugated Open-Face Sandwich Plate, ( with J. McKinley ), J. Aero.. Eng., 1962
  3. Axisymmetric Deflections and Snap-Through of Shallow Conical Shells, J. Mech. Div. ASCE, 1962
  4. New Concepts for Finite Elements of Shells, Zeit.. Ang. Math. u. Mech.. 1968
  5. Discrete Approximations related to Nonlinear Theories of Solids, Int. J. Solids & Structures, 1971
  6. A Derived Theory of Elastic-Plastic Shells, ( with C. M. Hwang ), Int. J. Solids & Structures, 1977
  7. Mechanical Behavior of Filament-Wound Composite Tubes, ( with G. Clodfelter ), J. Composite Materials, 1980
  8. A Simple and Efficient Approximation of Shells via Finite Quadrilateral Elements, J. Applied Mechanics, 1982
  9. A Simple Finite Element for Elastic-Plastic Deformations of Shells, ( w. D. Talaslidis), Comp. Meth. in Applied Mechanics & Eng
  10. A General Theory of Shells and the Complementary Potentials, J. Appl.. Mech., 1986
  11. The Complementary Potentials of Elasticity, Extremal Properties and Associated Functionals, Jour. Applied Mechanics, 1992

Books

  1. Mechanics of Solids ( with applications to thin bodies ), McGraw-Hill, 1973: Reprinted by Sijthoff-Noordhoff, 1982
  2. Mechanics of Solids. PWS Publishing, 1995
  3. Mechanics of Solids and Shells, with D. Talaslidis, CRC Press, 2003

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