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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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WOLMAR KNUT AXEL FELLENIUS (1876 - 1957)

Born in Stockholm , graduated from Royal Technical University of Stockholm in 1898.
He worked as CITY ARCHITECT & ENGINEER during 1903 to 1905 at Harnosand.

Further ,as Railway engineer , he headed STRUCTURAL ENGG DESIGN DEPTT of Swadisht Railways in Gothenburg from 1905 - 1911. He was also CE , port , along side being HOD.

From 1911 to 1943 , he served as Professor of Hydraulics works at Royal Technical University , Stockholm.
From 1919 FELLENIUS was Chairman of Swedish Geotechnical Commission.
1935 saw him also  as President of International Association for Hydraulic Structures Research.

FELLENIUS  developed SLIP CIRCLE METHOD ALSO KNOWN AS SWEDISH METHOD for  STABILITY OF SLOPES.
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DANIELLE BERNOULLI (1700 - 1782)

Born in Groningen , Netherland (Dutch Republic) into a family of Mathematicians , Danielle was also a great Mathematician and physicists.
His father Johann Bernoulli was early developer of CALCULUS.
His Uncle  Jacob Bernoulli was early researcher of theory of PROBABILITY.
Father wanted him to study Business and to see him as a Merchant , but Danielle has passion for mathematics.
He studied Medicine on insistence of his father with condition to be his teacher of Mathematics at home tution. He got Degree in Medicine.
Did not give up his passion for Maths , and from 1724 to 1733 moved to St Petersburg ,Russian Empire,  as Professor of Mathematics.
He was close friend of Leonhard Euler.
After 1733 he returned back to University of Basel , Switzerland.

Being a Medicine student his interest in Blood pressure has made him to apply his mathematics to fluid Mechanics , hydrodynamics.

He is known for his aplicacion of Mathematics to Fluid Mechanics , Pioneer work on PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS, AND MOST FAMOUS BERNOULLI'S PRINCIPLE OF CONSERVATION OF ENERGY.
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ROBERT  MANNING ( 1816 - 1897)

Born in Normandy , France just a year after defeat of Napoleon in battle of Waterloo , Manning never received any engineering education , nor any formal training .
His Irish father was stationed as adjutant to 40th regiment .
After death of his father , migrated to his ancestral home land , Ireland.
During 1834 - 1845 , employed by his uncle as estate manager , he also worked  as accountant.
In 1846 year of great famine , he was appointed in Arterial Drainage
Division  Irish Office of Public Works.
Manning worked as DRAFTSMAN for small time and due to his pragmatism and accounting background , posted as Assistant to Chief Engineer.

1848 - 1855  saw him as risen to level of District Er and developed keen interest in Hydraulics.
1855 -1869 , Manning supervised construction of Dandrum  Bay Harbor in Ireland and also planned water supply system for Belfon.

1874 - 1871 , he was Chief Engineer , retired thereafter.

His Contribution is MANNING EQUATION FOR UNIFORM FLOW THROUGH OPEN CHANNEL which he developed after doing hard work on seven existing equations and found best fit.

His equation with with a coefficient 'n' named as MANNING FRICTION COEFFICIENT , is widely used for open channel and pipe flow till date.
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HARDY  CROSS ( 1885 - 1959 )

Born in Nansemond County , Virginia USA,  Hardy was American STRUCTURAL ENGINEER  , THE DEVELOPER OF MOMENT DISTRIBUTION METHOD FOR INDETERMINATE STRUCTURES.

Initial education BA and BS from Hampden , Sydney And BS (Civil Engg) from M.I.T. in 1908.
Initial employment at Pacific Railroad  at St. Louis . Attained Masters in Civil Engg from Harvard in 1911.

Hardy Cross was Asstt. Professor of Structural Engineering at Brown University for seven years. Moved to University of Illinois as Professor of Structural Engg in 1921 where he developed  this FAMOUS HARDY CROSS METHOD OF MOMENT DISTRIBUTION .

From 1937 to 1953 , he occupied the Chair of CE Deptt. at Yale University.

He received many prestigious awards.
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GASPAR  KANI ( 1910 - 1968 )

Born near Semlin (now city of Belgrade) ,Siberia  was a prominent Civil Structural Engineer who developed a METHOD  FAMOUS AS KANI'S METHOD OF ITERATION FOR FRAME ANALYSIS .

Graduated with Civil Engg degree from University of Zagreb in 1937 , Kani became Assistant to the Chair of Structural Theory , Strength of Materials & Material Testing in Zagreb University and later appointed as Lecturer there in 1942.
In 1943 , he moved to Technical University at Stuttgart and served as Assistant to Otto Graf (German CIvil Er and Material Scientist)as well as Richard Deininger.

Next 4 years worked as Contractor on Building works , but continued his aspiration for devising an iterative Method for frame analysis of Multistoried building structures.

In 1949 , published his famous work of KANI'S METHOD and in 1951 ,got his Doctorate from University of Stuttgart.
Further he worked  on Prestressed concrete strucures as Industrial Er , as also as Consulting Engineer.

In 1960, he offered post at University of Toronto and carried research on Shear failure of RC Beams.

1968 , he was drowned while excursion sailing on Lake Simcoe, Ontro , Canada.
Though he met with early death , the method devised by him namely Kani's Method for structural frame analysis kept him alive in engineering fraternity till today,  as will  in future times.
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