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2017 Stephen P. Timoshenko Medal - Professor Viggo Tvergaard

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Viggo Tvergaard, Professor Emeritus, Technical University of Denmark, as the recipient of the 2017 Timoshenko Medal.  This award, which includes a medal, a plaque, and an honorarium, will be presented at the AMD Honors and Awards Banquet, tentatively scheduled on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, during the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, to be held in Tampa, Florida, November 3-9, 2017. As a part of a tradition, toward the end of the Applied Mechanics Banquet, the Timoshenko Medalist of the year will deliver a speech upon receiving the Medal.

The Timoshenko Medal was established in 1957 and is conferred in recognition of distinguished contributions to the field of applied mechanics. Instituted by the Applied Mechanics Division, it honors Stephen P. Timoshenko, world-renowned authority in the field, and it commemorates his contributions as author and teacher.

Professor Tvergaard receives the Timoshenko Medal for tremendous impact on the development and application of models for porous ductile solids and creating powerful theoretical and numerical tools applicable to the study of full-scale ductile rupture problems

Pradeep Sharma, Chair

AMD Executive Committee



Congrats Dr. Tvergaard! ... Very happy here...

Had been reading his papers in the [very distant and by now unrelated] past.

[But, Pradeep, may be, if you still are on the job next year too, the, may be, just may be, you'd better begin lining up our own Zhigang here too, for this prize. ... And, soon enough!

Yes, the recommendation is shameless. But it also is very honest. ... So, there.]

But back to those early 90s... May be some other iMechanicians chip in here, and share about Prof. Tvergaard's contributions. ... I, by turns and turns of misfortune, left this area back behind me. ...

... But anyway, as to a simple guy like me, yes, Dr. Tvergaard did produce some very neat models by venturing into what back then was a very difficult territory, given the methods available back then. ... So, congrats, once again!



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