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|Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:20 am Post subject: Gems of Structural Engg - Klaus-Jürgen Bathe - (Post-15)
Early life and education
Born in Berlin on 26 May 1943, Bathe had his high school education at Oldenburg in Federal Republic of Germany. He then went to South Africa to earn his graduate degree in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics from the University of Cape Town in 1967. Bathe received his M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from University of Calgary, Canada in 1969. Then, he received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 1971. His dissertation was on numerical solution of large eigenvalue problems, where he developed the subspace iteration method.
During his time as a post-doctoral fellow (1972-1974) at UC Berkeley, Bathe et al. developed the finite element programs SAP IV and NONSAP, which have been used by thousands of individuals and organizations in research and practice and had a major impact in advancing the finite element method. In 1975 he joined the department of mechanical engineering at MIT where he made fundamental contributions in the nonlinear finite element analysis of structures, heat transfer, field problems, CFD, and fluid-structure interactions.
In 1986, He founded the ADINA R & D, Inc. company to develop finite element software ADINA.
Honors and awards
Bathe has received many honorary doctorates from institutions around the world: Slovak Academy of Sciences and Technical University of Zilina, Slovakia ; Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany; Technical University of Rzeszow, Poland; Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain and University of Bucharest, Romania. Bathe has been listed as an ISI Highly Cited Author in Engineering by the ISI Web of Knowledge, Thomson Scientific Company.
Bathe currently serves as the Co-Editor of the Journal of Computers & Structures. He is also the editor of the Springer's book series on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics. He has organized the twelve bi-yearly conferences "Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis and ADINA", at M.I.T., 1977-1999, and since 2001, the bi-yearly M.I.T. Conferences on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics.
– Fundamentals, Springer, 2003.
M. Kojic and K. J. Bathe, Inelastic Analysis of Solids and Structures, Springer, 2005.
K. J. Bathe, To Enrich Life, Amazon.com, 2007.
- K. J. Bathe and E. L. Wilson, Numerical Methods in Finite Element Analysis, Prentice-Hall, 1976.
- K. J. Bathe, Finite Element Procedures in Engineering Analysis, Prentice-Hall, 1982.
- K. J. Bathe, Finite Element Procedures, Prentice Hall, 1996.
- D. Chapelle and K. J. Bathe, The Finite Element Analysis of Shells
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