Rohan Abeyaratne will receive the 2010 Daniel C Drucker Medal

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Rohan AbeyaratneProfessor Rohan Abeyaratne, of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is selected to receive the 2010 Daniel C. Drucker Medal.

I am writing on behalf of the Daniel C. Drucker Medal Committee: Zhigang Suo (Chair), Tayfun E. Tezduyar, Ares J. Rosakis, Kenneth M. Liechti, Lawrence A. Bergman, Daniel J. Inman, Krishnaswamy Ravi-Chandar, Thomas N. Farris, Wing Kam Liu, Mary C. Boyce, Thomas C.T. Ting, Albert Kobayyashi, Alan Needleman, Robert Taylor, Franck A. McClintock.

The Daniel C. Drucker medal was established in 1997 and is conferred in recognition of distinguished contributions to the field of applied mechanics and mechanical engineering through research, teaching and service to the community over a substantial period of time. 

Instituted by the Applied Mechanics Division, the medal honors Dr. Daniel Drucker and commemorates his service to the profession.

The Medal, which includes a bronze medal, a certificate, and an honorarium of $1000, will be presented at the Applied Mechanics Banquet, tentatively scheduled on Tuesday, 16 November 2010, during the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, to be held in Vancouver, Canada, 12-18 November 2010.

Professor Abeyaratne is selected to receive the 2010 Daniel C. Drucker Medal “for seminal work in developing the fundamental ideas of the continuum theory of phase transformations in solids.”

Heartiest congratulations to Professor Abeyaratne.


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Congratulations, and some example papers from Rohan Abeyaratne

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Cyclic effects in shape-memory alloys: a
one-dimensional continuum model

International Journal
of Solids and Structures
, Volume 34, Issue 25, September
1997
, Pages 3273-3289
Rohan Abeyaratne, Sang-Joo Kim

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On the driving traction acting on a surface
of strain discontinuity in a continuum

Journal of the
Mechanics and Physics of Solids
, Volume 38, Issue 3, 1990,
Pages 345-360
Rohan Abeyaratne, James K. Knowles

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A one-dimensional continuum model for
shape-memory alloys

International Journal of Solids and
Structures
, Volume 31, Issue 16, August 1994, Pages
2229-2249

Rohan Abeyaratne, Kim Sang-Joo, James K. Knowles

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Dynamics of propagating phase boundaries:
adiabatic theory for thermoelastic solids

Physica D:
Nonlinear Phenomena
, Volume 79, Issues 2-4, 15 December
1994
, Pages 269-288
Rohan Abeyaratne, James K. Knowles

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Dilatationally nonlinear elastic
materials—I. Some theory

International Journal of
Solids and Structures
, Volume 25, Issue 10, 1989, Pages
1201-1219

Rohan Abeyaratne, Jiang Guo-Hua

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A continuum model of a thermoelastic solid
capable of undergoing phase transitions

Journal of the
Mechanics and Physics of Solids
, Volume 41, Issue 3, March
1993
, Pages 541-571
Rohan Abeyaratne, James K. Knowles

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An atomistic investigation of the kinetics
of detwinning

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of
Solids
, Volume 56, Issue 4, April 2008, Pages
1296-1319

Felix E. Hildebrand, Rohan Abeyaratne

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Cavitation in elastic and elastic-plastic
solids

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids,
Volume 40, Issue 3, 1992, Pages 571-592
Hou
Hang-Sheng, Rohan Abeyaratne

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Dilatationally nonlinear elastic
materials—II. An example illustrating stress concentration reduction

International
Journal of Solids and Structures
, Volume 25, Issue 10, 1989,
Pages 1221-1233
Rohan Abeyaratne, Jiang Guo-Hua

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On the dissipative response due to
discontinuous strains in bars of unstable elastic material

International
Journal of Solids and Structures
, Volume 24, Issue 10, 1988,
Pages 1021-1044
Rohan Abeyaratne, James K. Knowles

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A lattice-based model of the kinetics of
twin boundary motion

Journal of the Mechanics and
Physics of Solids
, Volume 51, Issue 9, September 2003,
Pages 1675-1700
Rohan Abeyaratne, Srikanth Vedantam

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Non-elliptic elastic materials and the
modeling of elastic-plastic behavior for finite deformation

Journal
of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
, Volume 35, Issue 3, 1987,
Pages 343-365
Rohan Abeyaratne, James K. Knowles

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Wave propagation in linear, bilinear and
trilinear elastic bars

Wave Motion, Volume 15,
Issue 1
, January 1992, Pages 77-92
Rohan Abeyaratne,
James K. Knowles

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Cavitation in an elastomer: Comparison of
theory with experiment

Materials Science and
Engineering: A
, Volume 112, June 1989, Pages
127-131

Richard Stringfellow, Rohan Abeyaratne

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The effect of long-range forces on the
dynamics of a bar

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics
of Solids
, Volume 53, Issue 3, March 2005, Pages
705-728

Olaf Weckner, Rohan Abeyaratne

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A Helmholtz free-energy function for a
Cu–Al–Ni shape memory alloy

International Journal of
Non-Linear Mechanics
, Volume 40, Issues 2-3, March-April
2005
, Pages 177-193
Srikanth Vedantam, Rohan Abeyaratne

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On the kinetics of an austenite → martensite
phase transformation induced by impact in a Cu---Al---Ni shape-memory
alloy

Acta Materialia, Volume 45, Issue 4, April
1997
, Pages 1671-1683
Rohan Abeyaratne, James K. Knowles

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Michele Ciavarella, Politecnico di BARI - Italy, Rector's delegate.
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