Eric Reissner Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Reissner, Eric
Title: Eric Reissner Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1930 - 1996
Extent: 11.60 linear feet (29 archives boxes)
Abstract: Papers of Eric Reissner (1913-1996), professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1938-1969) and professor of applied mechanics and engineering sciences at the University of California, San Diego (1970-1979). Reissner's research interests included problems of turbulence and aerodynamic wing theory, the theory of elasticity and problems concerning the behavior of elastic beams, plates and shells. The collection includes biographical materials, Reissner's publications, correspondence, research reports, and teaching materials. The Eric Reissner Papers are arranged in five series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) TEACHING MATERIALS, and 5) SUBJECT FILES.
Repository: University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Collection number: MSS 0416
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

Eric Reissner Papers, MSS 0416. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Publication Rights

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Biography

Eric Reissner was born in 1913 in Aachen, Germany, the eldest son of Hans Reissner, a pioneer in German aviation. From 1931 to 1936, Reissner attended the Technische Hochschule Berlin, where his father taught applied mechanics. Reissner received a Dipl. Ing. in applied mathematics in 1935 and a Dr. Ing. in civil engineering in 1936, summa cum laude. In response to the political developments in Germany, Reissner accepted a scholarship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and went on to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics in 1938. Reissner taught at MIT until his retirement in 1969; he became an American citizen in 1945.
During several summers in the late 1940s and 1950s, Reissner held temporary staff appointments in government and industry including positions at the Langley Research Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1948, 1951), Ramo-Wooldridge (1954, 1955), and the Palo Alto Research Laboratory of the Lockheed Corporation (1956, 1957). Between 1949 and 1960, Reissner served as Consulting Mathematics Editor for the Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
In 1970, Reissner accepted a professorship at the University of California, San Diego in the growing Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, where he served as its chairman (1972-1973). He retired from UCSD in 1979 as professor emeritus.
Throughout his career Reissner was awarded many honors. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1950, and in 1964, he received an honorary doctorate in engineering from the University of Hannover in Germany for his groundbreaking work in the field of elastomechanics. In 1964, Reissner was also awarded the von Karman Medal of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) awarded Reissner the Timoshenko Medal in 1973 and elected him as an honorary member in 1991. In 1976, he was elected a member of the prestigeous National Academy of Engineering. In 1980, Pergamon Press published an anniversary volume of MECHANICS TODAY dedicated to Reissner on his 65th birthday. In 1984, he received the Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for his contributions to the aerospace community.
Reissner's career was dedicated mainly to research and teaching. He published over 280 articles and books, including a textbook, co-authored with William Martin, on differential equations entitled ELEMENTARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (1961), and a book of his selected works, published shortly before his death in 1996, entitled SELECTED WORKS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND MATHEMATICS (1996). During the early part of his career, Reissner's research dealt with the problems of turbulence and aerodynamic wing theory. Later, his research contributions were in the areas of variational principles in the theory of elasticity and linear and non-linear problems concerning the behavior of elastic beams, plates and shells. He is best known for his contributions in the areas of elasticity, stress and strain, and the theory of plates and shells.
Eric Reissner died in 1996.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Eric Reissner Papers document the career of a well-known mathematician in the area of applied mechanics who studied problems of turbulence and aerodynamic wing theory, elasticity, and linear and non-linear problems concerning the behavior of elastic beams, plates and shells. The collection is highly technical and includes biographical materials, most of Reissner's published papers, several unpublished articles, research reports, and teaching materials from classes given at MIT and UCSD. Also included are Reissner's class notes from graduate school at the Technische Hochschule Berlin. The materials are arranged in five series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) TEACHING MATERIALS, and 5) SUBJECT FILES.
SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series contains professional awards, certificates and diplomas, articles about Reissner, articles dedicated to Reissner, photographs of Reissner, and personal ephemera.
SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE series is arranged in two subseries: A) General and B) Chronological, 1973-1979. The General subseries contains Reissner's academic correspondence, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent. There is correspondence with former students who became prominent in the field, including Fred Wan, Jim Simmonds, Satya Atlluri, and James Knowles. Other prominent correspondents include S. Timoshenko, Ernest Axelrad, Charles W. Bert, Hans Bufler, Robert Clark, and the Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, where Reissner acted as a consulting editor from 1949 to 1960. There is also a lively correspondence with scholars around the world, mostly on technical mathematical issues.
The subseries Chronological, 1973-1979, contains a file of Reissner's outgoing correspondence from 1973 to 1979, while he was at UCSD. Reissner came to UCSD in 1970, and during 1972-1973 he was chair of the Department of AMES. The series is composed mostly of personal correspondence to colleagues around the world.
SERIES 3: WRITINGS
The WRITINGS series is arranged in five subseries: A) Publications, B) Unpublished Works, C) Reports for Companies, D) Class Notes 1931-1935, and E) Unfinished Papers.
A) The Publications subseries contains most of Reissner's published materials. Also included are some early handwritten manuscripts, which are filed along with the published reprints. This series is arranged numerically according to the Publication List of Eric Reissner that appears at the beginning of the series.
B) The Unpublished Works subseries contains materials written by Reissner that were not published.
C) In the 1940s and 1950s, Reissner spent his summers holding staff appointments at various companies including the Langley Research Center at NASA, the Space Technology Laboratory of TRW Corporation, and the Palo Alto Research Laboratory of the Lockheed Corporation. The subseries Reports for Companies contains the reports he wrote for these companies during his temporary appointments. The series is arranged alphabetically.
D) The subseries Class Notes 1931-1935 contains Reissner's class notes from his time as a graduate student at the Technische Hochschule Berlin. It is arranged alphabetically by title of course.
E) The Unfinished Papers subseries was identified by Reissner as his "unfinished work" and includes writings from the 1940s through the 1970s. There is work on generalized, three-dimensional plate theory (1970), helicoidal shells, plates on elastic foundations (1965), post-buckling behavior, and work from 1940-1950 on aerodynamics. This series is arranged alphabetically by title.
SERIES 4: TEACHING MATERIALS
This series is arranged in three subseries: A) Class Notes - MIT, B) Class Notes - UCSD, and C) Serminars, Talks and Lectures.
A) The first subseries, on Class Notes - MIT, contains class notes taken by Reissner's students during his lectures, as well as some of Reissner's own lecture notes. It is arranged alphabetically by course name or number.
B) The Class Notes - UCSD subseries contains Reissner's own notes for the classes he taught in the Department of AMES at UCSD, as well as some notes taken by his students during his lectures.
C) Throughout his career Reissner travelled extensively to other universities to deliver talks and seminars. The subseries Seminars, Talks and Lectures contains many of his notes for these talks. The series is arranged alphabetically either by title of the talk or by the name of the institution at which the talk was given.
SERIES 5: SUBJECT FILES
This is a small series arranged alphabetically and contains material on plate theory history, including notes for an oral presentation by Reissner, his correspondence on plate theory history, and a file of reprints of important papers on plate theory. It also includes a file on an elasticity workshop held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, in 1983, as well as information on Reissner's visiting appointment to Berlin in 1965.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Reissner, Eric -- Archives
University of California, San Diego -- History -- Archival resources
University of California, San Diego -- Faculty -- Archival resources
University of California, San Diego. -- Dept. of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences -- Archives
Civil engineers -- Biography
Civil engineering -- Research
Mechanical engineering -- Research
Aerodynamics
Turbulence
Elastic plates and shells

Contributors

Alturi, Satya, -- correspondent
Axelrad, E. L. -- (Ernest L.), 1927- -- correspondent
Bert, Charles Wesley, 1929- -- correspondent
Bufler, Hans, -- correspondent
Clark, Robert A., -- correspondent
Naghdi, P. M., -- correspondent
Steele, Charles W., -- correspondent
Wan, Fred Y. M., -- correspondent
Addison-Wesley Press, -- correspondent


Collection Contents

 

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

box 1, folder 1

American Academy of Mechanics and American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Note

Certificates of election as a fellow to these organizations. 1979 and 1992.
box 1, folder 2, oversize FB13102

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Awards, 1971, 1984

box 1, folder 3

American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Awards

box 1, folder 4

Biographical forms

box 1, folder 5

Biographical materials

box 1, folder 6

Birth certificate and school admissions document

box 1, folder 7

Clemens Herschel Award 1955

box 1, folder 8

Diplomas and reports - Sports competitions prior to 1930

box 1, folder 9

Documentation and correspondence re: Reissner's PhD (1936) from Technical University Berlin

Note

Includes certificate (Diploma) issued in 1996.
box 1, folder 10

Harvard College teaching appointments, 1950, 1968

box 1, folder 11

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES - Special issue dedicated to Eric Reissner

box 1, folder 12

Memorabilia

box 1, folder 13

Newspaper clippings

box 1, folder 14

Papers dedicated to Eric Reissner. Includes some correspondence

box 1, folder 15

Photographs of Reissner

box 1, folder 16

Research contributions - Eric Reissner

box 1, folder 17

Reissner's 65th Anniversary Symposium 1978

box 1, folder 18

School records and passports - Germany

box 2, folder 1

Technische Hochschule Hannover - Honorary degree 1964

box 2, folder 2

Technische Hochschule Hannover - Correspondence regarding honorary degree 1964

box 2, folder 3

Timoshenko Award 1973

Note

Includes letter by Timoshenko.
box 2, folder 4

University documents - In German

box 2, folder 5

von Karman Medal - American Society of Civil Engineers 1964

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

General

box 2, folder 6

A - Miscellaneous

box 2, folder 7

Addison-Wesley Press, Inc. 1950

box 2, folder 8

Addison-Wesley Press, Inc. 1951

box 2, folder 9

Addison-Wesley Press, Inc. 1952

box 2, folder 10

Addison-Wesley Press, Inc. 1953 - 1954

box 2, folder 11

Addison-Wesley Publishing Company 1954 - 1957

box 2, folder 12

Addison-Wesley Publishing Company 1958 - 1959

box 3, folder 1

Addison-Wesley Publishing Company 1953 - 1959

Note

Comments on manuscripts.
box 3, folder 2

Addison-Wesley Publishing Company 1977 - 1988

Note

Stock transfer correspondence, 1965, 1977-1988.
box 3, folder 3

Air Force Office of Scientific Research Mathematical and Information Sciences Panel 1970 - 1972

box 3, folder 4

American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1950 - 1961

box 3, folder 5

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1983 - 1985

box 3, folder 6

American Machine and Foundry Company 1956

box 3, folder 7

American Society of Mechanical Engineers 1979 - 1992

box 3, folder 8

Anthony, K. H. 1992

box 3, folder 9

Argyris, J. H., 1976, 1992-1995

box 3, folder 10

Arnold, Douglas N. 1989 - 1990

box 3, folder 11

Arthur, D. Little, Inc. 1955

box 3, folder 12

Ashley, Holt 1992

box 3, folder 13

Ashwell, D. G. 1956 - 1962

box 3, folder 14

Atluri, Satya 1993 - 1996

box 3, folder 15

Axelrad, Ernest 1973 - 1995

box 4, folder 1

B - Miscellaneous

box 4, folder 2

Bailey, Cecil D. 1974

box 4, folder 3

Basar, Y. 1987 - 1988

box 4, folder 4

Batdorf, Sam B. 1970

box 4, folder 5

Bednarczyk, Herbert 1992

box 4, folder 6

Benney, David J. 1970 - 1977

box 4, folder 7

Bert, Charles W. 1973 - 1996

Note

See "Charles E. Foster Lecture" in Series 4C, TEACHING MATERIALS: Seminars, Talks and Lectures.
box 4, folder 8

Bielski, Jan 1987

box 4, folder 9

Billingham, David P. 1971 - 1973

box 4, folder 10

Birhauser Boston Inc. 1989

box 4, folder 11

Blum, Reiner 1971 - 1975

box 4, folder 12

Bolotin, V. V. 1965 - 1970

box 4, folder 13

Boyle, J. T. 1979

Note

Correspondence regarding manuscript.
box 4, folder 14

Brebbia, Carlos 1984 - 1992

box 4, folder 15

Bucher, Francois 1972

box 4, folder 16

Budiansky, Bernhard 1970 - 1980

box 4, folder 17

Bufler, Hans 1970 - 1995

box 4, folder 18

Bushnell, David. 1970-1971, 1988-1989

box 4, folder 19

C - Miscellaneous

box 4, folder 20

Calladine, Chris 1970

box 5, folder 1

Cheng, Shun 1976 - 1978

box 5, folder 2

Chien, Wei-zang 1985

box 5, folder 3

Clark, Robert A. 1967 - 1996

box 5, folder 4

Cohen, Joel A. 1977 - 1978

Note

Correspondence on a paper of Cohen's where Reissner disagrees with Cohen.
box 5, folder 5

Congratulations and condolences 1937 - 1993

box 5, folder 6

Comments on articles reviewed by Reissner 1961 - 1977

box 5, folder 7

Crandall, Stephen H. 1975 - 1982

box 5, folder 8

Cremer, Lothar 1980

box 5, folder 9

D - Miscellaneous

box 5, folder 10

Daily, James 1975

box 5, folder 11

Dickey, R. W., 1973 1980 - 1981

box 5, folder 12

DiPrima, R. C. 1977 - 1981

box 5, folder 13

Durand, William F. 1981

box 5, folder 14

Dym, Clive L. 1973

box 5, folder 15

E Miscellaneous

box 5, folder 16

Elias, Z. M. 1973 - 1974

box 5, folder 17

Elishakoff, Isaac 1985

box 5, folder 18

England, Arthur 1981

box 5, folder 19

Erdman-Jesnitzer, Friedrich 1976 - 1977

box 5, folder 20

Erickson, J. L. 1986

box 5, folder 21

Esslinger, Maria 1971 - 1976

box 5, folder 22

F Miscellaneous

box 5, folder 23

Falk, S. 1975 - 1983

box 5, folder 24

Farinholt, L. H. 1972

box 5, folder 25

Freiberger, Walter 1970

box 5, folder 26

Fung, Y.C. 1971 - 1973

box 5, folder 27

G Miscellaneous

box 5, folder 28

Gallagher, Richard H. 1985

box 6, folder 1

GAMM - Germany's Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics - Honorary Membership (1992) 1991 - 1993

box 6, folder 2

Gao, David Yang 1992

box 6, folder 3

Gaul, Lothar 1981

box 6, folder 4

General Dynamics Astronautics 1962

box 6, folder 5

Gol'denveizer, A. L. 1980 - 1994

box 6, folder 6

Grammel, R. 1947 - 1963

box 6, folder 7

Granger, Robert A. 1975

box 6, folder 8

Graves, R.L. 1954

Note

See Series 3B: WRITINGS: Unpublished Works, "Stress Strain Relations in the Theory of Thin Elastic Shells".
box 6, folder 9

Green, Albert 1987

box 6, folder 10

Grigoliouk, Edouard 1969 - 1970

box 6, folder 11

H Miscellaneous

box 6, folder 12

Hagedorn, Peter, 1981-1984, 1992

box 6, folder 13

Hai-chang, Hu 1985 - 1986

box 6, folder 14

Handsfield, Hugh W. 1971 - 1973

box 6, folder 15

Havner, Kerry S. 1983

box 6, folder 16

Haythornthwaite, R. M. 1971 - 1972

box 6, folder 17

Herrmann, George 1975 - 1984

Note

See also International Journal of Solids and Structures. Herrmann was the Editor for many years.
box 6, folder 18

Hodge, Phil G. 1976 - 1977

box 6, folder 19

Hoff, Nicholas 1941 - 1987

box 6, folder 20

Horgan, Cornelius O. 1976 - 1978

box 6, folder 21

Hsueh, Dah-wei 1990

box 6, folder 22

Hughes, T. J. R. 1986 - 1989

box 6, folder 23

Hyca, Milan 1988 - 1989

box 6, folder 24

I Miscellaneous

box 6, folder 25

Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences 1958

box 6, folder 26

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES 1969 - 1981

Note

See also George Herrmann.
box 6, folder 27

IUTAM - Travel grants 1975 - 1976

box 7, folder 1

J Miscellaneous

box 7, folder 2

Jaklin, Gunter, 1983-1984, 1989

box 7, folder 3

Jones, W.P. 1945

box 7, folder 4

JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS 1970 - 1982

box 7, folder 5

K Miscellaneous

box 7, folder 6

Kalnins, Arturs 1970 - 1979

box 7, folder 7

Kant, Tarun 1990

box 7, folder 8

Keh-chich, Hwang 1988 - 1989

box 7, folder 9

Kienzler, R. 1982

box 7, folder 10

Koh, Severino L. 1977 - 1978

box 7, folder 11

Koiter, Warren 1962 - 1977

box 7, folder 12

Knowles, James K. 1955 - 1991

box 7, folder 13

Krajcinovic, Dusan 1971

box 7, folder 14

Kratzig, W. B. 1981 - 1992

box 7, folder 15

Kroner, E. 1987 - 1993

box 7, folder 16

L Miscellaneous

box 7, folder 17

Ladeveze, P. and Euromech Colloquium 1984

box 7, folder 18

Lange, Charles G. 1970 - 1977

box 7, folder 19

Lardner, Thomas J., 1966-1973, 1984

box 7, folder 20

Leissa, Arthur W. 1970 - 1983

box 7, folder 21

Letters of appointment and congratulation 1948 - 1980

box 7, folder 22

Levin, Victor 1933

box 7, folder 23

Lewinski, Tomasz 1986 - 1990

box 7, folder 24

Lewis, Roland W. 1984 - 1985

box 7, folder 25

Lighthill, James 1984

box 7, folder 26

Libove, Charles 1986

box 7, folder 27

Librescu, Livu 1984 - 1990

box 7, folder 28

Lippman, H. 1969 - 1971

box 8, folder 1

Lockheed Aircraft Corporation - Missile Systems Division - Consulting 1957 - 1958

box 8, folder 2

Lubkin, James L. 1955

box 8, folder 3

Lucius N. Littnauer Foundation 1945

box 8, folder 4

M Miscellaneous

box 8, folder 5

Mahrenholtz, O. 1971

box 8, folder 6

Mansfield, Eric 1977 - 1981

box 8, folder 7

Marzollo, Angelo 1973

box 8, folder 8

Mazumdar, J. 1970 - 1971

box 8, folder 9

Melosh, Robert J. 1982 - 1983

box 8, folder 10

Mikhailov, G.K. 1983 - 1988

box 8, folder 11

N Miscellaneous

box 8, folder 12

Na, T. Y. 1974 - 1975

box 8, folder 13

Naghdi, P. M. 1955 - 1985

box 8, folder 14

Nair, Sudhakar 1974 - 1979

box 8, folder 15

National Academy of Engineering 1977 - 1978

box 8, folder 16

National Academy of Engineering 1979 - 1980

box 8, folder 17

National Academy of Engineering - Charles Steele Nomination 1994

box 8, folder 18

National Academy of Engineering - Hans Reissner Memorial Fund 1988 - 1989

box 8, folder 19

National Academy of Engineering - Reissner's Election to 1976

box 8, folder 20

National Academy of Engineering - Satya Atluri Nomination 1995

box 8, folder 21

National Science Foundation 1952 - 1985

Note

Includes a "Personal Security Questionaire".
box 9, folder 1

Navy Department 1953

box 9, folder 2

Nemat-Nasser, S. 1970 - 1980

box 9, folder 3

Nigul, U. 1969 - 1970

box 9, folder 4

Noor, Ahmed K. 1978 - 1990

box 9, folder 5

Northwestern University - Offer of an Appointment 1955

box 9, folder 6

O Miscellaneous

box 9, folder 7

Oden, J. Tinsley 1963 - 1986

box 9, folder 8

Oravas, Gunhard 1968

box 9, folder 9

P Miscellaneous

box 9, folder 10

Pekeris, C. L. 1982

box 9, folder 11

Pestel, Eduard 1982

box 9, folder 12

Poritsky, H. H. 1945

box 9, folder 13

Prager, William 1955 - 1958

box 9, folder 14

Preusser, Gerda 1982 - 1983

box 9, folder 15

Q Miscellaneous

box 9, folder 16

R Miscellaneous

box 9, folder 17

Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation 1954 - 1956

box 9, folder 18

Ramm, Ekkehard - 1981, 1990-1995

box 9, folder 19

Reddy, J. N. 1984 - 1985

box 9, folder 20

Reiss, Edward L. 1987

box 9, folder 21

Reissner, Johanna 1970

box 9, folder 22

S Miscellaneous

box 9, folder 23

Saltman, Paul 1974

box 9, folder 24

Sanders, J. Lyall 1966 - 1979

box 9, folder 25

Sayir, Mahir 1980 - 1987

box 9, folder 26

Schaefer, Hermann 1968 - 1969

box 9, folder 27

Schmidt, Rudiger, 1982, 1987

box 9, folder 28

Schmit, L. A. 1976 - 1978

box 9, folder 29

Schnell, W. 1981 - 1985

box 9, folder 30

Schulz, Werner 1972 - 1978

box 9, folder 31

Sechler, E. E., 1970-1972, 1979

box 9, folder 32

Seide, Paul 1971 - 1976

box 9, folder 33

Shai, Isaac 1985

box 9, folder 34

Shield, R. T., 1973-1976, 1988

box 10, folder 1

Simmonds, James G. 1969 - 1982

box 10, folder 2

Simmonds, James G. 1983 - 1995

box 10, folder 3

Simo, Juan C. 1985 - 1991

box 10, folder 4

Smith, C.W. 1984

box 10, folder 5

Soldatos, Kostas P. 1986 - 1994

box 10, folder 6

Soni, S. R. 1975 - 1977

box 10, folder 7

Springer, George S. 1986 - 1988

box 10, folder 8

Springer, Konrad T. 1977 - 1978

box 10, folder 9

Steele, Charles R. 1970 - 1992

box 10, folder 10

Steele, Marie-Louise 1987 - 1991

box 10, folder 11

Sternberg, Eli 1974 - 1975

box 10, folder 12

Stevens, J. E. 1978

box 10, folder 13

Stickforth, J. 1986 - 1987

box 10, folder 14

Strang, Gilbert 1987 - 1990

box 10, folder 15

Storakers, Bertil 1987 - 1988

box 10, folder 16

Stumpf, H. 1990 - 1992

box 10, folder 17

T Miscellaneous

box 10, folder 18

Telega, J. J. 1987

box 10, folder 19

Tessler, Alexander 1988

box 10, folder 20

Thomas, George B. 1974 - 1984

box 10, folder 21

Thurston, Gaylen 1974 - 1988

box 10, folder 22

Trip to Germany 1981

box 10, folder 23

Troger, Hans 1986 - 1989

box 11, folder 1

Truesdell, Clifford

Note

1955-1957, 1981-1988.
box 11, folder 2

Tsai, W. T. 1972 - 1988

box 11, folder 3

Tsien, H. S. 1954 - 1955

box 11, folder 4

V Miscellaneous

box 11, folder 5

Valathur, M. 1970

box 11, folder 6

van der Heijden, A. M. A. 1977

box 11, folder 7

Veletsos, A. S. 1958

box 11, folder 8

Vewubeke, Fraeijs de 1974

box 11, folder 9

Vito, Raymond P. 1971

box 11, folder 10

W Miscellaneous

box 11, folder 11

Wan, Fred Y. M. 1968 - 1980

box 11, folder 12

Wan, Fred Y. M. 1981 - 1992

box 11, folder 13

Washizu, Kyuichiro 1956 - 1979

box 11, folder 14

Wassenberg, Gerd 1982 - 1984

box 11, folder 15

Wegner, H. 1975

box 11, folder 16

Weinitschke, Hubert 1959 - 1993

box 11, folder 17

Weinstein, Alexander 1970

box 11, folder 18

Wempner, Gerald A. 1971 - 1983

box 11, folder 19

Whatham, John 1989

box 11, folder 20

Wilczek, Elmar 1982 - 1984

box 12, folder 1

Williams, J. H. 1973

box 12, folder 2

Wittrick, W. H. 1970 - 1973

box 12, folder 3

Wu, Chien-Heng 1968

box 12, folder 4

Wuest, W. 1951 - 1952

box 12, folder 5

Wunderlich, Walter 1978 - 1992

box 12, folder 6

Y Miscellaneous

box 12, folder 7

Z Miscellaneous

box 12, folder 8

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ANGEWANDE MATHEMATIK UND PHYSIK (ZAMP) 1973 - 1979

Note

Reissner's correspondence as a reviewer.
box 12, folder 9

Zia, Paul 1983

box 12, folder 10

Ziegler, Hans 1970 - 1981

box 12, folder 11

Zienkiewicz, O. C. 1984 - 1987

 

Chronological, 1973-1979

box 12, folder 12

1972

box 12, folder 13

1973

box 12, folder 14

1974

box 12, folder 15

1976

box 12, folder 16

1977

box 12, folder 17

1978

box 12, folder 18

1979

 

WRITINGS

 

Publications

box 13, folder 1

Publication List of Eric Reissner - Numbered

box 13, folder 2

Publications not on the numbered list

box 13, folder 3

Publications of Reissner: 1, 3, 4

box 13, folder 4

Publications of Reissner: 5 - "Stationare, axialsymmetrische durch eine schuttelnde Masse erregte

Note

Schwingungen eines homogenen elastichen Halbraumes". Reissner's dissertation. Includes original dissertation, reprint and published abstract.
box 13, folder 5

Publications of Reissner: 6-10, 12, 14, 15

box 13, folder 6

Publications of Reissner: 16 - "Note on the Statistical Theory of Turbulence"

Note

Early manuscript.
box 13, folder 7

Publications of Reissner: 17-30

box 13, folder 8

Publications of Reissner: 33, 35-37

box 13, folder 9

Publications of Reissner: 38 - "The Effect of Transverse Stress Deformation on the Bending of Elastic Plates"

Note

Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
box 13, folder 10

Publications of Reissner: 39-48, 50-52, 54-55

box 13, folder 11

Publications of Reissner: 56-60, 62-64

box 13, folder 12

Publications of Reissner: 65-76

box 14, folder 1

Publications of Reissner: 77 - "A Problem of Bending of Circular Ring Plates"

Note

Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
box 14, folder 2

Publications of Reissner: 78

box 14, folder 3

Publications of Reissner: 79 - "On Non-Uniform Torsion of Cylindrical Rods"

Note

Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
box 14, folder 4

Publications of Reissner: 80-83

box 14, folder 5

Publications of Reissner: 84 - "On a Variational Theorem for Finite Elastic Deformations"

Note

Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
box 14, folder 6

Publications of Reissner: Early manuscript with title similar to publication #85

Note

("Finite Twisting and Bending of a Circular Ring Sector Plate".)
box 14, folder 7

Publications of Reissner: 86-88

box 14, folder 8

Publications of Reissner: 89 - "Torsion of a Circular Cylindrical Body by Means of Tractions Exerted upon..."

Note

Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
box 14, folder 9

Publications of Reissner: 90 - "Small Rotationally Symmetric Deformations of Shallow Helocoidal Shells"

Note

Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
box 14, folder 10

Publications of Reissner: 91-93

box 14, folder 11

Publications of Reissner: 94 - "On Transverse Vibrations of Thin, Shallow Elastic Shells"

Note

Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
box 14, folder 12

Publications of Reissner: 95 - "On Axi-symmetrical Vibrations of Shallow Spherical Shells"

Note

Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
box 14, folder 13

Publications of Reissner: 96-97

box 14, folder 14

Publications of Reissner: 98 - ELEMENTARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. By Martin and Reissner

Note

Includes annotated book and manuscript revisions.
box 14, folder 15

Publications of Reissner: 98 - ELEMENTARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. Book reviews. 1956

box 14, folder 16

Publications of Reissner: 99-115

box 14, folder 17

Publications of Reissner: 116-123, 125-133, 135

box 14, folder 18

Publications of Reissner: 136-155

box 15, folder 1

Publications of Reissner: 156-168, 170-175

box 15, folder 2

Publications of Reissner: 176-187, 189-195

box 15, folder 3

Publications of Reissner: 196-215

box 15, folder 4

Publications of Reissner: 216-235

box 15, folder 5

Publications of Reissner: 236-252, 254-255

box 15, folder 6

Publications of Reissner: 256-280

 

Unpublished Works

box 15, folder 7

Analysis of Strain and Stress. Manuscript.

box 15, folder 8

Analytical Mechanics. Manuscript. Approximately 1942

box 15, folder 9

Analytical Mechanics. Second copy

box 15, folder 10

Anisotropic Plane Stress Beam Theory

box 16, folder 1

Basic Differential Equations. Early manuscript not on numbered reprint list

box 16, folder 2

Fundamentals of Elasticity. Manuscript

box 16, folder 3

General Theory of Bending and Twisting of Shells of Revolution, by Eric Reissner and W.A. Smith

box 16, folder 4

Lost Little Lambda, Jones and Smith

box 16, folder 5

Method for the Approximate Calculation of the Aerodynamic Span Effect of Oscillating Wings... 1943

box 16, folder 6

Note on Membrane and Bending Stresses in Spherical Shells. Early manuscript not on reprint list

box 16, folder 7

Notes written in La Jolla, California, January to March, 1967

box 16, folder 8

On Pure Bending of Pressurized Toroidal Membranes

Note

Includes reprint "On Finite Bending of Pressurized Tubes" and manuscript differential equations for correlations.
box 16, folder 9

On the Theory of Generalized Plane Stress

Note

See Clark, Robert A.
box 16, folder 10

On Wings of Finite Span in Unsteady Flow. Early manuscript not on list of publications.

box 16, folder 11

Sixth-Order Plate-Theory - Derivation and Error Estimates [Reissner filed under "Plate Theory History"]

box 16, folder 12

Stress Strain Relations on the Theory of Thin Elastic Shells

Note

See Graves, R. L.
box 16, folder 13

Shell Theory Manuscript

box 16, folder 14

Torsion of Circular Cylindrical Beam Consisting of Solid Core...

Note

Early handwritten manuscript not on list of publications.
box 16, folder 15

Uber Die Schringingen Emies Elastischen Halbraunes Unter Enier Elasteschen Platte. Manuscript

 

Reports for Companies

box 17, folder 1

Analysis of the Hammer Problem for Lessells and Associates, Engineers 1947

Note

Negatives of analysis.
box 17, folder 2

Analysis of Torsional Spring System (Sperry) 1939 - 1942

box 17, folder 3

Approximate Elastic Solutions for the Jointing of Two Similar Plates - for Curtis-Wright Corporation 1943

box 17, folder 4

Complementary Energy Procedure for Vibrations of Liquid-Filled Circular Cylindrical Tanks 1957

Note

For the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation
box 17, folder 5

Compressibility Effects in Flutter - For Curtiss-Wright Corporation 1944

box 17, folder 6

Considerations on Oscillating Airfoils in Subsonic Compressible Flow, Two-Dimensional Tunnel Wall Corrections 1951

Note

For Langley Aeronautical Laboratory.
box 17, folder 7

Effect of Concentrated Loads and Edge Discontinuities on Stresses and Deformations in Pressurized Thin Shells

Note

of Resolution. Manuscript draft, for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.
box 17, folder 8

Equations of Lifting-Strip Theory for Tapered Wings - For Curtiss-Wright Corporation 1943

box 17, folder 9

Finite Bending of Pressurized Curved Tubes with Circular Cross Section - For Space Technology Laboratories 1958

box 17, folder 10

Investigation of Oscillatory Lifting Surfaces of Finite Span in Incompressible Flow 1951

Note

For Air Research Development Command.
box 17, folder 11

Memorandum of Effect of Soft Solid Core on Buckling of Axially Loaded Circular Cylindrical Shells 1957

Note

For Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.
box 17, folder 12

Method for Calculation of Air-forces on Oscillating Finite Wing 1943

Note

For Curtiss-Wright Corporation.
box 17, folder 13

Non-Linear Effects in Vibrations of Cylindrical Shells 1955

Note

For the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation.
box 17, folder 14

Notes on Vibrations of Thin, Pressurized, Cylindrical Shells 1955

Note

For the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation.
box 17, folder 15

On Buckling of Circular Rings and Cylindrical Buckling of Circular Cylindrical Shells (1953) and ... 1953

Note

For the Dresser Manufacturing Company.
box 17, folder 16

On the Determination of Stresses and Displacements for Unsymmetrical Deformation of Shallow Spherical Shells 1957

Note

For Space Technology Laboratories.
box 17, folder 17

Rotating Thread in Resisting Medium 1954 - 1955

Note

For Saco-Lowell Shops, includes correspondence.
box 17, folder 18

Rotationally Symmetric Stress Distributions in Pyrographic Shells of Revolution and Deformations... 1959 - 1960

Note

For the Ratheon Company. Includes correspondence.
box 18, folder 1

Stresses and Deformations of Rotating Threads 1943

Note

For Saco-Lowell.
box 18, folder 2

Stresses and Deformations of Shallow, Spherical, Pressurized Shells 1957

Note

For Lockheed.
box 18, folder 3

Stresses and Deformation of Shallow, Spherical, Pressurized Shells 1957

Note

For Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.
box 18, folder 4

Stresses and Deformations of Thin, Pressurized Cylindrical Shells 1955

Note

For the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation.
box 18, folder 5

Supplementary Report E-Theoretical Treatment of Problem of Engine Equilibrium 1938

Note

For Liberty-Mutual.
box 18, folder 6

Theory of Rate of Turn Indicator Having Rubber Plate Spring 1939

Note

Consult report for Stark Draper.
box 18, folder 7

Thermal and Surface Load Stresses in Thin Elastic Shells of Revolution 1957

Note

For Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.
box 18, folder 8

Thermal Stresses Due to Bonding of Dissimilar Materials 1956

Note

For Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company.
box 18, folder 9

Wind Tunnel Corrections for the Two-Dimensional Theory of Oscillating Airfoils 1947

Note

For Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory.
 

Class Notes 1931-1935

box 18, folder 10

Class Notes

box 18, folder 11

Class Notes

box 18, folder 12

Class Notes

box 18, folder 13

Class Notes

box 18, folder 14

Class Notes 1931 - 1932

box 18, folder 15

Class Notes 1932

box 18, folder 16

Class Notes, Assorted 1935

box 19, folder 1

Class Notes - Differentialgleichrurger I 1934 - 1935

box 19, folder 2

Class Notes - Fourier'sche reihen

box 19, folder 3

Class Notes - Funktionentheorie I - Winter 1931

box 19, folder 4

Class Notes - Funktionentheorie I 1932 - 1933

box 19, folder 5

Class Notes - Funktionentheorie II

box 19, folder 6

Class Notes - Hydrodynamik - Summer 1933

box 19, folder 7

Class Notes - Integralgleichurgen 1933 - 1934

box 19, folder 8

Class Notes - Mathematik II

box 19, folder 9

Class Notes - Mathematik II - Summer 1932

box 19, folder 10

Class Notes - Mathematik III Erg. 1932 - 1933

box 19, folder 11

Class Notes - Mathematik III 1932 - 1933

box 19, folder 12

Class Notes - Mathematische Ubungen

box 19, folder 13

Class Notes - Math Seminar 1932 - 1933

box 19, folder 14

Class Notes - Mechanik I - II - Winter 1931 - 1932

box 20, folder 1

Class Notes - Mechanik II - Summer 1932

box 20, folder 2

Class Notes - Mechanik III - Winter 1932 - 1933

box 20, folder 3

Class Notes - Mechanik u. Grafische 1931 - 1932

box 20, folder 4

Class Notes - Plattentheorie - Summer 1933

box 20, folder 5

Class Notes - Proktische Mathematik 1932 - 1933

box 20, folder 6

Class Notes - Summer 1931

box 20, folder 7

Class Notes - Summer 1932

box 20, folder 8

Class Notes - Theoretische Physik - Summer 1934

box 20, folder 9

Class Notes - Theoretische Physik - Winter 1934 - 1935

box 20, folder 10

Class Notes - Variations 1933 - 1934

 

Unfinished Papers

box 20, folder 11

Unfinished Work - Generalized 3-D Plate Theory 1970

box 20, folder 12

Unfinished Work - Helicoidal Shells

box 20, folder 13

Unfinished Work - Memorandum on Effect of Soft Solid Core on Buckling of Axially Loaded Circular ...

box 20, folder 14

Unfinished Work - Plates on Elastic Foundations

Note

Approximately 1965.
box 21, folder 1

Unfinished Work - Post-Buckling Behavior

box 21, folder 2

Unfinished Work - Post-Buckling Hyper - MIT 1969

box 21, folder 3

Unfinished Work - Unfinished Thermodynamics 1940 - 1950

box 21, folder 4

Unfinished Work - The Lost Little Lambda - Jones and Smith

 

TEACHING MATERIALS

 

Class Notes - MIT

box 21, folder 5

18.66 - Introduction to Elasticity

box 21, folder 6

18.66 and 18.67 - Notes taken by Allen Smith 1963 - 1965

box 21, folder 7

18.67 - Special Problem - by Frank Yin, January 1966

box 21, folder 8

18.67 - Notes taken by R.L. Mallet 1967

box 21, folder 9

18.67 - Advanced Elasticity - Notes taken by Duan C. Uhri

box 22, folder 1

18.68 - Notes taken by W. Allen Smith and Jim Simmonds, Spring 1964

box 22, folder 2

18.681 - Notes taken by W. Allen Smith and Jim Simmonds, Fall 1964

box 22, folder 3

18.681 - Notes taken by W. Allen Smith and Jim Simmonds, Winter 1964

box 22, folder 4

1968 - Notes taken by student

box 22, folder 5

M42 - Theoretical Hydrodynamics 1947

box 22, folder 6

M42 - Theoretical Hydrodynamics 1947

box 22, folder 7

M50 - Math of Continua. Notes taken by Hugo Ghiron, Spring 1955

box 22, folder 8

M50 - Notes taken by Millard W. Johnson

box 22, folder 9

M591 - Reissner's notes on partial differential equations, with Jim Knowles and Gil Strang among students

box 23, folder 1

M591 - Reissner's notes

box 23, folder 2

M791 - Elasticity - Notes taken by P. Fox. Fall 1951

box 23, folder 3

M791 - Applied Elasticity - Notes taken by Peter F. King, Fall 1955

box 23, folder 4

M792 - Theoretical and Applied Elasticity - Notes taken by H. L. Norman, Spring 1950

box 23, folder 5

M792 - Theoretical and Applied Elasticity - Notes taken by P. Fox, Spring 1952

box 23, folder 6

M792 - Theoretical and Applied Elasticity - Notes taken by Albert L. Rabenstein, Jr. 1953 - 1954

box 23, folder 7

M792 - Theoretical and Applied Elasticity - Notes taken by R.A. Leonard, Spring 1957

box 24, folder 1

Fundamentals of Elasticity - Reissner's notes

box 24, folder 2

Fundamentals of Elasticity - Reissner's notes

box 24, folder 3

General shell of revolution with uniform normal pressure - Reissner's notes

box 24, folder 4

Notes on Kassel - Reissner's notes

box 24, folder 5

Statistical Theory of Turbulence - Notes taken by H. Peters 1937

box 24, folder 6

Symmetrical Deformations of Shells of Revolution - includes student assignments - Reissner's notes

box 24, folder 7

Tension field - The Theorem of Castigliano 1946

 

Class Notes - UCSD

box 25, folder 1

AMES 130A - Final Exams 1971

box 25, folder 2

AMES 130A - Supplementary Notes 1971

box 25, folder 3

AMES 130C - Winter 1972

box 25, folder 4

AMES 130C - Spring 1974

box 25, folder 5

AMES 130C - Plane Deformations of Slender Beams - Spring 1974

box 25, folder 6

AMES 231A - Foundations of Solid Mechanics - Fall 1974

box 25, folder 7

AMES 231A - Originals - Foundations of Solid Mechanics - Fall 1974

box 25, folder 8

AMES 231B - Rough notes - Winter 1977

box 25, folder 9

AMES 235A 1967

box 26, folder 1

AMES 235A - Theory of Shells - Spring 1970 - Includes exams

box 26, folder 2

AMES 235A - Notes taken by Ahmed Anver 1977

box 26, folder 3

AMES 235B - Notes taken by Ahmed Anver 1978

box 26, folder 4

AMES 235B - Notes taken by student 1978

box 26, folder 5

AMES 235B - Notes taken by B. Proffer - Spring 1978

box 26, folder 6

AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Fall 1973

Note

Manuscript.
box 26, folder 7

AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter One (Fall) 1977

Note

Two Dimensional Theory of Plane Stress and Strain.
box 26, folder 8

AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter One

Note

Two Dimensional Theory of Plane Stress and Strain.
box 26, folder 9

AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Two

Note

Two Dimensional Linear Shell Theory.
box 27, folder 1

AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Two

Note

Two Dimensional Linear Shell Theory.
box 27, folder 2

AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Three

Note

Linear Plate Theory. [Photocopy of original]
box 27, folder 3

AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Three

Note

Linear Plate Theory. [Original typescript with corrections]
box 27, folder 4

AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Four

Note

Cylindrical Shells. Manuscript.
box 27, folder 5

Class Notes - AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Four

Note

Cylindrical Shells.
box 27, folder 6

AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Five

Note

Shallow Shell Theory.
box 27, folder 7

AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Six

Note

Rotationally Symmetric Stress and Strain, in Shells of Revolution
box 27, folder 8

Axial deformation of Straight Rod, Finite Element Approach

box 27, folder 8

Class Notes - Axial deformation of Straight Rod, Finite Element Approach

 

Seminars, Talks and Lectures

box 27, folder 9

American Academy of Mechanics, Retiring Presidential Address, June 1976

Note

Mechanics, Applied or Rational, Where Do We Go From Here? Talk probably given by Reissner.
box 27, folder 10

Analyzing Laminated Moderately Thick Elastic Shells - ASME-PVC Presentation, September 29, 1987

box 27, folder 11

Applied Math Seminar, April 24, 1970

box 27, folder 12

Boundary Condition Problem for Transverse Bending of Plates

Note

Talk given at Stanford and Georgia Tech, November 1989.
box 27, folder 13

Charles E. Foster Lecture, April 6 1995

Note

See Bert, Charles W.
box 27, folder 14

Duke Seminar - Small Deflection 2-D Plate Theory - Statics, Kinematics, Constitutivity 1983

box 27, folder 15

Georgia Tech Seminar - Linear and Non-linear Non-classical Problems of (Straight) Beams 1983

box 27, folder 16

Kassel Lecture, September 1986

box 27, folder 17

Keynote Address - Conventional Infinitesimal Elasticity (given in England)

box 27, folder 18

Lectures on Topics from Non-Steady Lift Theory, Given at Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, June 1948

box 27, folder 19

ME Seminar - October 31, 1952

box 27, folder 20

Non-Linear Post-Buckling Theory - Lecture Notes - 1970

box 28, folder 1

Non-Linear Shell Theory Seminar - UCSD and Irvine 1974

box 28, folder 2

Reflections on the Theory of Elastic Plates - Keynote Address at 19th Midwestern Mechanics Conference 1985

Note

[Reissner filed this material under "Plate Theory History".]
box 28, folder 3

Seminar at Cal Tech, March 27 1984

box 28, folder 4

Seminar announcements 1949 - 1994

Note

Includes some correspondence.
box 28, folder 5

Words spoken in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Professor Dirk J. Struik

box 28, folder 6

Seminar - Atlanta - April 1988

box 28, folder 7

Seminar at North Carolina State University - January 17, 1982

Note

Some Contemporary Thoughts About Buckling of Beams.
box 28, folder 8

Seminar notes - Miscellaneous - Includes Lockheed, Palo Alto 1957, Harvard, Fall 1956

box 28, folder 9

Seminar, October 1968

box 28, folder 10

Seminar - Vancouver 1983

box 28, folder 11

Seminars in Germany, 1980

box 28, folder 12

Seminars on Beams

box 28, folder 13

Shells of Revolution Lecture 1987

Note

Given at Santa Barbara (April), Georgia Tech (October), Stanford (December)
box 28, folder 14

Six Lectures on Shallow Shells 1953

Note

Includes some unfinished results.
box 28, folder 15

Tokyo Seminar - May 1986

box 28, folder 16

Torsion Bending Seminar 1979

Note

Given at University of Illinois, Brown, RPI, UCSD.
box 28, folder 17

Visits to other campuses. Includes Texas, Michigan and Illinois 1975 - 1976

box 28, folder 18

Visit to Princeton (Maillart) 1972

 

SUBJECT FILES

box 29, folder 1

Air Research and Development, Germany 1954

Note

Includes Reissner's report on Germany.
box 29, folder 2

APPLICATION OF REISSNER'S LIFTING SURFACE THEORY TO PLANE AND TWISTED WINGS - Thesis by Donald O. Neil 1950

box 29, folder 3

Elastic Structures Workshop - University of British Columbia, August 18-20 1983

box 29, folder 4

Guggenheim Fellowship 1962

box 29, folder 5

JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS - MIT

Note

Includes proposals for journal and correspondence regarding its inception.
box 29, folder 6

National Science Foundation Fellowship - Harvard University 1968

box 29, folder 7

Plate Theory History - Correspondence 1948 - 1996

box 29, folder 8

Plate Theory History - Original Oral Presentation - December 1944

Note

American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The Effect of Transverse Shear Deformation on the Bending of Elastic Plates.
box 29, folder 9

Plate Theory History Reprints

box 29, folder 10

Russia - 3rd National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 1968

Note

Includes miscellaneous correspondence and ephemera.
box 29, folder 11

Visiting appointment to Berlin 1965