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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SIR MOKSHAGUNDAM  VISHVESHVARAIYA (1860 -1962)
भारत रत्न (1955)

Born on 15 th September in Muddenahalli Kingdom of Mysore( now in Karnataka) in British era  India , the centenarian was the First Indian Civil Engineer  and a great Statesman who was highly respected by British Raj as well  all Indians . Graduated from Engineering College from Pune , he was associated with Krishna Raja Sagara Dam and many other projects at that times serving as Cheif Engineer.

He was 19 th Diwan of State of Mysore during 1912 to 1919.
He was knighted by British King George V as Knight of British India for his services for public good.

Conferred with Highest Honour of Independent India as BHARAT RATANA in 1955.
Lived for more than 100 years .

15th September , his Birthday , is celebrated as ENGINEERS DAY .
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DR  LAURITS  BJERRUM (!1918 - 1973)

Born in Farso , Denmark and under- graduated from Technical University of Denmark, and then graduation from Federal Institute of Technology , Zurich , Switzerland.
After working in Denmark and Switzerland , Dr BJERRUM went to Norway in 1951 to become First Director of the new Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI). Dr BJERRUM worked hard to built NGI into world class , best Institute of its type.

The work on fundamental s of shear strength , especially on sensitive clays and Stability of Natural slopes carried by Dr BJERRUM and his team is classic . NGI under his tenure provided many Publications.

An extraordinary speaker , lectured at nos of universities in US and Europe including MIT & ILLINOIS.

DR BJERRUM  was President of International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation engineering during 1965 to 1969.

He was also TERZAGHI Lecturer as well as RANKINE Lecturer.

Died suddenly while in England to attend Rankine Lecture.


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RALPH B. PECK  (1912 - 2008)

Born in Winnipeg Canada  and received education at Rensselaer Pytechnic Institute and Harvard. In 1939 at Harvard , Peck began a long association with TERZAGHI. As a representative of Dr TERZAGHI during initial construction of Chicago Subways , Dr Peck was incharge of soil lab and program of field measurements .

Dr Peck has devoted his efforts primarily to applications of soil mechanics to design and construction , and to the evaluation and presentation of results of research in form suitable for ready use by practicing engineer s.

Dr Peck is one of the most respected soil engineer in the world.
As excellent Lecturer,  he has left his imprints on many students he had at University of Illinois.

His Text book jointly authored by TERZAGHI  'Soil Mechanics in Engg practice ' is widely used book by both students and practising engineers.

Recipient of Norman Medal and Wellington Prize of the ASCE , Dr Peck is also TERZAGHI Lecturer.
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STEPHEN  PROKOFYEVICH TIMOSHENKO (1878 - 1972)

Born in Churni Gov Governorate  in Russian  Empire , he was  of Ukrainian descent. ,  he is called the father of modern  engineering Mechanics. In 1927 , moved to U.S.
Undergraduates from St Petersburg , Russia  and graduated in 1901 from Göttingen , Germany.

His research was focussed on Applied Elasticity , Theory of Elasticity and Structures , Vibration engg , and Strength of Materials.
Did research in early variant of FEM and also pioneered work on BUCKLING.

In 1906 he was appointed to Chair of Strength of Materials  at Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

He was Dean of STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING in 1909.

He was Emeritus Professor of Mechanical engineering at Stanford University from 1944 - 1972.
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VEN. TE  CHOW (1919 - 1981)

Born in Hangzhou , China , he was great Engineer , Hydrologist and Educator. He graduated (BS - Civil Engg) in 1940 from National Chiao Tung University and MS ( Engg Mechanics) in 1948 from Pennsylvania State University followed by Phd in Hydraulics engg in 1950 from University of Illinois.

Joined , Department of CE , University of Illinois and was professor of Civil and Hydrosystems.
He became natural US citizen in 1962.

Professor Ven Te Chow developed a unique way for Watershed Experimentation System which produces Storms in Lab using electronic , pneumatic and sonar controls. Also developed Method for hydrologic frequency drainage design as well Method for Back Water Computations.

He was founder and first President International Water Resources Association (IWRA). and received many awards.

In his memory , IWRA  Ven Te Chow Memorial Award is given every year. Also ASCE Ven Te Chow Award is given to eminent Engineer of Hydraulics and water resources every year.

His famous book OPEN CHANNEL HYDRAULIC S is referred by both student and practising hydrologists.
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