## The Register of

Eric Reissner Papers

1930 - 1996

MSS 0416

### Mandeville Special Collections Library

Geisel Library

University of California, San Diego

**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.

### 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

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.

### BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

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1 | 1 | American Academy of Mechanics and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Certificates of election as a fellow to these organizations. 1979 and 1992. | |

1 | 2 | FB-131-02 | American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Awards, 1971, 1984. |

1 | 3 | American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Awards. | |

1 | 4 | Biographical forms. | |

1 | 5 | Biographical materials. | |

1 | 6 | Birth certificate and school admissions document. | |

1 | 7 | Clemens Herschel Award, 1955. | |

1 | 8 | Diplomas and reports - Sports competitions prior to 1930. | |

1 | 9 | Documentation and correspondence re: Reissner's PhD (1936) from Technical University Berlin. Includes certificate (Diploma) issued in 1996. | |

1 | 10 | Harvard College teaching appointments, 1950, 1968. | |

1 | 11 | INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES - Special issue dedicated to Eric Reissner. | |

1 | 12 | Memorabilia. | |

1 | 13 | Newspaper clippings. | |

1 | 14 | Papers dedicated to Eric Reissner. Includes some correspondence. | |

1 | 15 | Photographs of Reissner. | |

1 | 16 | Research contributions - Eric Reissner. | |

1 | 17 | Reissner's 65th Anniversary Symposium, 1978. | |

1 | 18 | School records and passports - Germany. | |

2 | 1 | Technische Hochschule Hannover - Honorary degree, 1964. | |

2 | 2 | Technische Hochschule Hannover - Correspondence regarding honorary degree, 1964. | |

2 | 3 | Timoshenko Award, 1973. Includes letter by Timoshenko. | |

2 | 4 | University documents - In German. | |

2 | 5 | von Karman Medal - American Society of Civil Engineers, 1964. |

### CORRESPONDENCE

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2 | 6 | A - Miscellaneous. | |

2 | 7 | Addison-Wesley Press, Inc., 1950. | |

2 | 8 | Addison-Wesley Press, Inc., 1951. | |

2 | 9 | Addison-Wesley Press, Inc., 1952. | |

2 | 10 | Addison-Wesley Press, Inc., 1953 - 1954. | |

2 | 11 | Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1954 - 1957. | |

2 | 12 | Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1958 - 1959. | |

3 | 1 | Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1953 - 1959. Comments on manuscripts. | |

3 | 2 | Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1977 - 1988. Stock transfer correspondence, 1965, 1977-1988. | |

3 | 3 | Air Force Office of Scientific Research Mathematical and Information Sciences Panel, 1970 - 1972. | |

3 | 4 | American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1950 - 1961. | |

3 | 5 | American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1983 - 1985. | |

3 | 6 | American Machine and Foundry Company, 1956. | |

3 | 7 | American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1979 - 1992. | |

3 | 8 | Anthony, K. H., 1992. | |

3 | 9 | Argyris, J. H., 1976, 1992-1995. | |

3 | 10 | Arnold, Douglas N., 1989 - 1990. | |

3 | 11 | Arthur, D. Little, Inc., 1955. | |

3 | 12 | Ashley, Holt, 1992. | |

3 | 13 | Ashwell, D. G., 1956 - 1962. | |

3 | 14 | Atluri, Satya, 1993 - 1996. | |

3 | 15 | Axelrad, Ernest, 1973 - 1995. | |

4 | 1 | B - Miscellaneous. | |

4 | 2 | Bailey, Cecil D., 1974. | |

4 | 3 | Basar, Y., 1987 - 1988. | |

4 | 4 | Batdorf, Sam B., 1970. | |

4 | 5 | Bednarczyk, Herbert, 1992. | |

4 | 6 | Benney, David J., 1970 - 1977. | |

4 | 7 | Bert, Charles W., 1973 - 1996. See "Charles E. Foster Lecture" in Series 4C, TEACHING MATERIALS: Seminars, Talks and Lectures. | |

4 | 8 | Bielski, Jan, 1987. | |

4 | 9 | Billingham, David P., 1971 - 1973. | |

4 | 10 | Birhauser Boston Inc., 1989. | |

4 | 11 | Blum, Reiner, 1971 - 1975. | |

4 | 12 | Bolotin, V. V., 1965 - 1970. | |

4 | 13 | Boyle, J. T., 1979. Correspondence regarding manuscript. | |

4 | 14 | Brebbia, Carlos, 1984 - 1992. | |

4 | 15 | Bucher, Francois, 1972. | |

4 | 16 | Budiansky, Bernhard, 1970 - 1980. | |

4 | 17 | Bufler, Hans, 1970 - 1995. | |

4 | 18 | Bushnell, David. 1970-1971, 1988-1989. | |

4 | 19 | C - Miscellaneous. | |

4 | 20 | Calladine, Chris, 1970. | |

5 | 1 | Cheng, Shun, 1976 - 1978. | |

5 | 2 | Chien, Wei-zang, 1985. | |

5 | 3 | Clark, Robert A., 1967 - 1996. | |

5 | 4 | Cohen, Joel A., 1977 - 1978. Correspondence on a paper of Cohen's where Reissner disagrees with Cohen. | |

5 | 5 | Congratulations and condolences, 1937 - 1993. | |

5 | 6 | Comments on articles reviewed by Reissner, 1961 - 1977. | |

5 | 7 | Crandall, Stephen H., 1975 - 1982. | |

5 | 8 | Cremer, Lothar, 1980. | |

5 | 9 | D - Miscellaneous. | |

5 | 10 | Daily, James, 1975. | |

5 | 11 | Dickey, R. W., 1973, 1980 - 1981. | |

5 | 12 | DiPrima, R. C., 1977 - 1981. | |

5 | 13 | Durand, William F., 1981. | |

5 | 14 | Dym, Clive L., 1973. | |

5 | 15 | E Miscellaneous. | |

5 | 16 | Elias, Z. M., 1973 - 1974. | |

5 | 17 | Elishakoff, Isaac, 1985. | |

5 | 18 | England, Arthur, 1981. | |

5 | 19 | Erdman-Jesnitzer, Friedrich, 1976 - 1977. | |

5 | 20 | Erickson, J. L., 1986. | |

5 | 21 | Esslinger, Maria, 1971 - 1976. | |

5 | 22 | F Miscellaneous. | |

5 | 23 | Falk, S., 1975 - 1983. | |

5 | 24 | Farinholt, L. H., 1972. | |

5 | 25 | Freiberger, Walter, 1970. | |

5 | 26 | Fung, Y.C., 1971 - 1973. | |

5 | 27 | G Miscellaneous. | |

5 | 28 | Gallagher, Richard H., 1985. | |

6 | 1 | GAMM - Germany's Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics - Honorary Membership (1992), 1991 - 1993. | |

6 | 2 | Gao, David Yang, 1992. | |

6 | 3 | Gaul, Lothar, 1981. | |

6 | 4 | General Dynamics Astronautics, 1962. | |

6 | 5 | Gol'denveizer, A. L., 1980 - 1994. | |

6 | 6 | Grammel, R., 1947 - 1963. | |

6 | 7 | Granger, Robert A., 1975. | |

6 | 8 | Graves, R.L., 1954. See Series 3B: WRITINGS: Unpublished Works, "Stress Strain Relations in the Theory of Thin Elastic Shells". | |

6 | 9 | Green, Albert, 1987. | |

6 | 10 | Grigoliouk, Edouard, 1969 - 1970. | |

6 | 11 | H Miscellaneous. | |

6 | 12 | Hagedorn, Peter, 1981-1984, 1992. | |

6 | 13 | Hai-chang, Hu, 1985 - 1986. | |

6 | 14 | Handsfield, Hugh W., 1971 - 1973. | |

6 | 15 | Havner, Kerry S., 1983. | |

6 | 16 | Haythornthwaite, R. M., 1971 - 1972. | |

6 | 17 | Herrmann, George, 1975 - 1984. See also International Journal of Solids and Structures. Herrmann was the Editor for many years. | |

6 | 18 | Hodge, Phil G., 1976 - 1977. | |

6 | 19 | Hoff, Nicholas, 1941 - 1987. | |

6 | 20 | Horgan, Cornelius O., 1976 - 1978. | |

6 | 21 | Hsueh, Dah-wei, 1990. | |

6 | 22 | Hughes, T. J. R., 1986 - 1989. | |

6 | 23 | Hyca, Milan, 1988 - 1989. | |

6 | 24 | I Miscellaneous. | |

6 | 25 | Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences, 1958. | |

6 | 26 | INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, 1969 - 1981. See also George Herrmann. | |

6 | 27 | IUTAM - Travel grants, 1975 - 1976. | |

7 | 1 | J Miscellaneous. | |

7 | 2 | Jaklin, Gunter, 1983-1984, 1989. | |

7 | 3 | Jones, W.P., 1945. | |

7 | 4 | JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS, 1970 - 1982. | |

7 | 5 | K Miscellaneous. | |

7 | 6 | Kalnins, Arturs, 1970 - 1979. | |

7 | 7 | Kant, Tarun, 1990. | |

7 | 8 | Keh-chich, Hwang, 1988 - 1989. | |

7 | 9 | Kienzler, R., 1982. | |

7 | 10 | Koh, Severino L., 1977 - 1978. | |

7 | 11 | Koiter, Warren, 1962 - 1977. | |

7 | 12 | Knowles, James K., 1955 - 1991. | |

7 | 13 | Krajcinovic, Dusan, 1971. | |

7 | 14 | Kratzig, W. B., 1981 - 1992. | |

7 | 15 | Kroner, E., 1987 - 1993. | |

7 | 16 | L Miscellaneous. | |

7 | 17 | Ladeveze, P. and Euromech Colloquium, 1984. | |

7 | 18 | Lange, Charles G., 1970 - 1977. | |

7 | 19 | Lardner, Thomas J., 1966-1973, 1984. | |

7 | 20 | Leissa, Arthur W., 1970 - 1983. | |

7 | 21 | Letters of appointment and congratulation, 1948 - 1980. | |

7 | 22 | Levin, Victor, 1933. | |

7 | 23 | Lewinski, Tomasz, 1986 - 1990. | |

7 | 24 | Lewis, Roland W., 1984 - 1985. | |

7 | 25 | Lighthill, James, 1984. | |

7 | 26 | Libove, Charles, 1986. | |

7 | 27 | Librescu, Livu, 1984 - 1990. | |

7 | 28 | Lippman, H., 1969 - 1971. | |

8 | 1 | Lockheed Aircraft Corporation - Missile Systems Division - Consulting, 1957 - 1958. | |

8 | 2 | Lubkin, James L., 1955. | |

8 | 3 | Lucius N. Littnauer Foundation, 1945. | |

8 | 4 | M Miscellaneous. | |

8 | 5 | Mahrenholtz, O., 1971. | |

8 | 6 | Mansfield, Eric, 1977 - 1981. | |

8 | 7 | Marzollo, Angelo, 1973. | |

8 | 8 | Mazumdar, J., 1970 - 1971. | |

8 | 9 | Melosh, Robert J., 1982 - 1983. | |

8 | 10 | Mikhailov, G.K., 1983 - 1988. | |

8 | 11 | N Miscellaneous. | |

8 | 12 | Na, T. Y., 1974 - 1975. | |

8 | 13 | Naghdi, P. M., 1955 - 1985. | |

8 | 14 | Nair, Sudhakar, 1974 - 1979. | |

8 | 15 | National Academy of Engineering, 1977 - 1978. | |

8 | 16 | National Academy of Engineering, 1979 - 1980. | |

8 | 17 | National Academy of Engineering - Charles Steele Nomination, 1994. | |

8 | 18 | National Academy of Engineering - Hans Reissner Memorial Fund, 1988 - 1989. | |

8 | 19 | National Academy of Engineering - Reissner's Election to, 1976. | |

8 | 20 | National Academy of Engineering - Satya Atluri Nomination, 1995. | |

8 | 21 | National Science Foundation, 1952 - 1985. Includes a "Personal Security Questionaire". | |

9 | 1 | Navy Department, 1953. | |

9 | 2 | Nemat-Nasser, S., 1970 - 1980. | |

9 | 3 | Nigul, U., 1969 - 1970. | |

9 | 4 | Noor, Ahmed K., 1978 - 1990. | |

9 | 5 | Northwestern University - Offer of an Appointment, 1955. | |

9 | 6 | O Miscellaneous. | |

9 | 7 | Oden, J. Tinsley, 1963 - 1986. | |

9 | 8 | Oravas, Gunhard, 1968. | |

9 | 9 | P Miscellaneous. | |

9 | 10 | Pekeris, C. L., 1982. | |

9 | 11 | Pestel, Eduard, 1982. | |

9 | 12 | Poritsky, H. H., 1945. | |

9 | 13 | Prager, William, 1955 - 1958. | |

9 | 14 | Preusser, Gerda, 1982 - 1983. | |

9 | 15 | Q Miscellaneous. | |

9 | 16 | R Miscellaneous. | |

9 | 17 | Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation, 1954 - 1956. | |

9 | 18 | Ramm, Ekkehard - 1981, 1990-1995. | |

9 | 19 | Reddy, J. N., 1984 - 1985. | |

9 | 20 | Reiss, Edward L., 1987. | |

9 | 21 | Reissner, Johanna, 1970. | |

9 | 22 | S Miscellaneous. | |

9 | 23 | Saltman, Paul, 1974. | |

9 | 24 | Sanders, J. Lyall, 1966 - 1979. | |

9 | 25 | Sayir, Mahir, 1980 - 1987. | |

9 | 26 | Schaefer, Hermann, 1968 - 1969. | |

9 | 27 | Schmidt, Rudiger, 1982, 1987. | |

9 | 28 | Schmit, L. A., 1976 - 1978. | |

9 | 29 | Schnell, W., 1981 - 1985. | |

9 | 30 | Schulz, Werner, 1972 - 1978. | |

9 | 31 | Sechler, E. E., 1970-1972, 1979. | |

9 | 32 | Seide, Paul, 1971 - 1976. | |

9 | 33 | Shai, Isaac, 1985. | |

9 | 34 | Shield, R. T., 1973-1976, 1988. | |

10 | 1 | Simmonds, James G., 1969 - 1982. | |

10 | 2 | Simmonds, James G., 1983 - 1995. | |

10 | 3 | Simo, Juan C., 1985 - 1991. | |

10 | 4 | Smith, C.W., 1984. | |

10 | 5 | Soldatos, Kostas P., 1986 - 1994. | |

10 | 6 | Soni, S. R., 1975 - 1977. | |

10 | 7 | Springer, George S., 1986 - 1988. | |

10 | 8 | Springer, Konrad T., 1977 - 1978. | |

10 | 9 | Steele, Charles R., 1970 - 1992. | |

10 | 10 | Steele, Marie-Louise, 1987 - 1991. | |

10 | 11 | Sternberg, Eli, 1974 - 1975. | |

10 | 12 | Stevens, J. E., 1978. | |

10 | 13 | Stickforth, J., 1986 - 1987. | |

10 | 14 | Strang, Gilbert, 1987 - 1990. | |

10 | 15 | Storakers, Bertil, 1987 - 1988. | |

10 | 16 | Stumpf, H., 1990 - 1992. | |

10 | 17 | T Miscellaneous. | |

10 | 18 | Telega, J. J., 1987. | |

10 | 19 | Tessler, Alexander, 1988. | |

10 | 20 | Thomas, George B., 1974 - 1984. | |

10 | 21 | Thurston, Gaylen, 1974 - 1988. | |

10 | 22 | Trip to Germany, 1981. | |

10 | 23 | Troger, Hans, 1986 - 1989. | |

11 | 1 | Truesdell, Clifford. 1955-1957, 1981-1988. | |

11 | 2 | Tsai, W. T., 1972 - 1988. | |

11 | 3 | Tsien, H. S., 1954 - 1955. | |

11 | 4 | V Miscellaneous. | |

11 | 5 | Valathur, M., 1970. | |

11 | 6 | van der Heijden, A. M. A., 1977. | |

11 | 7 | Veletsos, A. S., 1958. | |

11 | 8 | Vewubeke, Fraeijs de, 1974. | |

11 | 9 | Vito, Raymond P., 1971. | |

11 | 10 | W Miscellaneous. | |

11 | 11 | Wan, Fred Y. M., 1968 - 1980. | |

11 | 12 | Wan, Fred Y. M., 1981 - 1992. | |

11 | 13 | Washizu, Kyuichiro, 1956 - 1979. | |

11 | 14 | Wassenberg, Gerd, 1982 - 1984. | |

11 | 15 | Wegner, H., 1975. | |

11 | 16 | Weinitschke, Hubert, 1959 - 1993. | |

11 | 17 | Weinstein, Alexander, 1970. | |

11 | 18 | Wempner, Gerald A., 1971 - 1983. | |

11 | 19 | Whatham, John, 1989. | |

11 | 20 | Wilczek, Elmar, 1982 - 1984. | |

12 | 1 | Williams, J. H., 1973. | |

12 | 2 | Wittrick, W. H., 1970 - 1973. | |

12 | 3 | Wu, Chien-Heng, 1968. | |

12 | 4 | Wuest, W., 1951 - 1952. | |

12 | 5 | Wunderlich, Walter, 1978 - 1992. | |

12 | 6 | Y Miscellaneous. | |

12 | 7 | Z Miscellaneous. | |

12 | 8 | ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ANGEWANDE MATHEMATIK UND PHYSIK (ZAMP), 1973 - 1979. Reissner's correspondence as a reviewer. | |

12 | 9 | Zia, Paul, 1983. | |

12 | 10 | Ziegler, Hans, 1970 - 1981. | |

12 | 11 | Zienkiewicz, O. C., 1984 - 1987. |

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12 | 12 | 1972. | |

12 | 13 | 1973. | |

12 | 14 | 1974. | |

12 | 15 | 1976. | |

12 | 16 | 1977. | |

12 | 17 | 1978. | |

12 | 18 | 1979. |

### WRITINGS

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13 | 1 | Publication List of Eric Reissner - Numbered. | |

13 | 2 | Publications not on the numbered list. | |

13 | 3 | Publications of Reissner: 1, 3, 4. | |

13 | 4 | Publications of Reissner: 5 - "Stationare, axialsymmetrische durch eine schuttelnde Masse erregte. Schwingungen eines homogenen elastichen Halbraumes". Reissner's dissertation. Includes original dissertation, reprint and published abstract. | |

13 | 5 | Publications of Reissner: 6-10, 12, 14, 15. | |

13 | 6 | Publications of Reissner: 16 - "Note on the Statistical Theory of Turbulence". Early manuscript. | |

13 | 7 | Publications of Reissner: 17-30. | |

13 | 8 | Publications of Reissner: 33, 35-37. | |

13 | 9 | Publications of Reissner: 38 - "The Effect of Transverse Stress Deformation on the Bending of Elastic Plates". Includes early manuscript and published reprint. | |

13 | 10 | Publications of Reissner: 39-48, 50-52, 54-55. | |

13 | 11 | Publications of Reissner: 56-60, 62-64. | |

13 | 12 | Publications of Reissner: 65-76. | |

14 | 1 | Publications of Reissner: 77 - "A Problem of Bending of Circular Ring Plates". Includes early manuscript and published reprint. | |

14 | 2 | Publications of Reissner: 78. | |

14 | 3 | Publications of Reissner: 79 - "On Non-Uniform Torsion of Cylindrical Rods". Includes early manuscript and published reprint. | |

14 | 4 | Publications of Reissner: 80-83. | |

14 | 5 | Publications of Reissner: 84 - "On a Variational Theorem for Finite Elastic Deformations". Includes early manuscript and published reprint. | |

14 | 6 | Publications of Reissner: Early manuscript with title similar to publication #85. ("Finite Twisting and Bending of a Circular Ring Sector Plate".) | |

14 | 7 | Publications of Reissner: 86-88. | |

14 | 8 | Publications of Reissner: 89 - "Torsion of a Circular Cylindrical Body by Means of Tractions Exerted upon...". Includes early manuscript and published reprint. | |

14 | 9 | Publications of Reissner: 90 - "Small Rotationally Symmetric Deformations of Shallow Helocoidal Shells". Includes early manuscript and published reprint. | |

14 | 10 | Publications of Reissner: 91-93. | |

14 | 11 | Publications of Reissner: 94 - "On Transverse Vibrations of Thin, Shallow Elastic Shells". Includes early manuscript and published reprint. | |

14 | 12 | Publications of Reissner: 95 - "On Axi-symmetrical Vibrations of Shallow Spherical Shells". Includes early manuscript and published reprint. | |

14 | 13 | Publications of Reissner: 96-97. | |

14 | 14 | Publications of Reissner: 98 - ELEMENTARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. By Martin and Reissner. Includes annotated book and manuscript revisions. | |

14 | 15 | Publications of Reissner: 98 - ELEMENTARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. Book reviews., 1956. | |

14 | 16 | Publications of Reissner: 99-115. | |

14 | 17 | Publications of Reissner: 116-123, 125-133, 135. | |

14 | 18 | Publications of Reissner: 136-155. | |

15 | 1 | Publications of Reissner: 156-168, 170-175. | |

15 | 2 | Publications of Reissner: 176-187, 189-195. | |

15 | 3 | Publications of Reissner: 196-215. | |

15 | 4 | Publications of Reissner: 216-235. | |

15 | 5 | Publications of Reissner: 236-252, 254-255. | |

15 | 6 | Publications of Reissner: 256-280. |

### Unpublished Works

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15 | 7 | Analysis of Strain and Stress. Manuscript.. | |

15 | 8 | Analytical Mechanics. Manuscript. Approximately 1942. | |

15 | 9 | Analytical Mechanics. Second copy. | |

15 | 10 | Anisotropic Plane Stress Beam Theory. | |

16 | 1 | Basic Differential Equations. Early manuscript not on numbered reprint list. | |

16 | 2 | Fundamentals of Elasticity. Manuscript. | |

16 | 3 | General Theory of Bending and Twisting of Shells of Revolution, by Eric Reissner and W.A. Smith. | |

16 | 4 | Lost Little Lambda, Jones and Smith. | |

16 | 5 | Method for the Approximate Calculation of the Aerodynamic Span Effect of Oscillating Wings..., 1943. | |

16 | 6 | Note on Membrane and Bending Stresses in Spherical Shells. Early manuscript not on reprint list. | |

16 | 7 | Notes written in La Jolla, California, January to March, 1967. | |

16 | 8 | On Pure Bending of Pressurized Toroidal Membranes. Includes reprint "On Finite Bending of Pressurized Tubes" and manuscript differential equations for correlations. | |

16 | 9 | On the Theory of Generalized Plane Stress. See Clark, Robert A. | |

16 | 10 | On Wings of Finite Span in Unsteady Flow. Early manuscript not on list of publications.. | |

16 | 11 | Sixth-Order Plate-Theory - Derivation and Error Estimates [Reissner filed under "Plate Theory History"]. | |

16 | 12 | Stress Strain Relations on the Theory of Thin Elastic Shells. See Graves, R. L. | |

16 | 13 | Shell Theory Manuscript. | |

16 | 14 | Torsion of Circular Cylindrical Beam Consisting of Solid Core.... Early handwritten manuscript not on list of publications. | |

16 | 15 | Uber Die Schringingen Emies Elastischen Halbraunes Unter Enier Elasteschen Platte. Manuscript. |

### Reports for Companies

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17 | 1 | Analysis of the Hammer Problem for Lessells and Associates, Engineers, 1947. Negatives of analysis. | |

17 | 2 | Analysis of Torsional Spring System (Sperry), 1939 - 1942. | |

17 | 3 | Approximate Elastic Solutions for the Jointing of Two Similar Plates - for Curtis-Wright Corporation, 1943. | |

17 | 4 | Complementary Energy Procedure for Vibrations of Liquid-Filled Circular Cylindrical Tanks, 1957. For the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation | |

17 | 5 | Compressibility Effects in Flutter - For Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 1944. | |

17 | 6 | Considerations on Oscillating Airfoils in Subsonic Compressible Flow, Two-Dimensional Tunnel Wall Corrections, 1951. For Langley Aeronautical Laboratory. | |

17 | 7 | Effect of Concentrated Loads and Edge Discontinuities on Stresses and Deformations in Pressurized Thin Shells. of Resolution. Manuscript draft, for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. | |

17 | 8 | Equations of Lifting-Strip Theory for Tapered Wings - For Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 1943. | |

17 | 9 | Finite Bending of Pressurized Curved Tubes with Circular Cross Section - For Space Technology Laboratories, 1958. | |

17 | 10 | Investigation of Oscillatory Lifting Surfaces of Finite Span in Incompressible Flow, 1951. For Air Research Development Command. | |

17 | 11 | Memorandum of Effect of Soft Solid Core on Buckling of Axially Loaded Circular Cylindrical Shells, 1957. For Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. | |

17 | 12 | Method for Calculation of Air-forces on Oscillating Finite Wing, 1943. For Curtiss-Wright Corporation. | |

17 | 13 | Non-Linear Effects in Vibrations of Cylindrical Shells, 1955. For the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation. | |

17 | 14 | Notes on Vibrations of Thin, Pressurized, Cylindrical Shells, 1955. For the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation. | |

17 | 15 | On Buckling of Circular Rings and Cylindrical Buckling of Circular Cylindrical Shells (1953) and ..., 1953. For the Dresser Manufacturing Company. | |

17 | 16 | On the Determination of Stresses and Displacements for Unsymmetrical Deformation of Shallow Spherical Shells, 1957. For Space Technology Laboratories. | |

17 | 17 | Rotating Thread in Resisting Medium, 1954 - 1955. For Saco-Lowell Shops, includes correspondence. | |

17 | 18 | Rotationally Symmetric Stress Distributions in Pyrographic Shells of Revolution and Deformations..., 1959 - 1960. For the Ratheon Company. Includes correspondence. | |

18 | 1 | Stresses and Deformations of Rotating Threads, 1943. For Saco-Lowell. | |

18 | 2 | Stresses and Deformations of Shallow, Spherical, Pressurized Shells, 1957. For Lockheed. | |

18 | 3 | Stresses and Deformation of Shallow, Spherical, Pressurized Shells, 1957. For Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. | |

18 | 4 | Stresses and Deformations of Thin, Pressurized Cylindrical Shells, 1955. For the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation. | |

18 | 5 | Supplementary Report E-Theoretical Treatment of Problem of Engine Equilibrium, 1938. For Liberty-Mutual. | |

18 | 6 | Theory of Rate of Turn Indicator Having Rubber Plate Spring, 1939. Consult report for Stark Draper. | |

18 | 7 | Thermal and Surface Load Stresses in Thin Elastic Shells of Revolution, 1957. For Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. | |

18 | 8 | Thermal Stresses Due to Bonding of Dissimilar Materials, 1956. For Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. | |

18 | 9 | Wind Tunnel Corrections for the Two-Dimensional Theory of Oscillating Airfoils, 1947. For Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory. |

### Class Notes 1931-1935

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18 | 10 | Class Notes. | |

18 | 11 | Class Notes. | |

18 | 12 | Class Notes. | |

18 | 13 | Class Notes. | |

18 | 14 | Class Notes, 1931 - 1932. | |

18 | 15 | Class Notes, 1932. | |

18 | 16 | Class Notes, Assorted, 1935. | |

19 | 1 | Class Notes - Differentialgleichrurger I, 1934 - 1935. | |

19 | 2 | Class Notes - Fourier'sche reihen. | |

19 | 3 | Class Notes - Funktionentheorie I - Winter, 1931. | |

19 | 4 | Class Notes - Funktionentheorie I, 1932 - 1933. | |

19 | 5 | Class Notes - Funktionentheorie II. | |

19 | 6 | Class Notes - Hydrodynamik - Summer, 1933. | |

19 | 7 | Class Notes - Integralgleichurgen, 1933 - 1934. | |

19 | 8 | Class Notes - Mathematik II. | |

19 | 9 | Class Notes - Mathematik II - Summer, 1932. | |

19 | 10 | Class Notes - Mathematik III Erg., 1932 - 1933. | |

19 | 11 | Class Notes - Mathematik III, 1932 - 1933. | |

19 | 12 | Class Notes - Mathematische Ubungen. | |

19 | 13 | Class Notes - Math Seminar, 1932 - 1933. | |

19 | 14 | Class Notes - Mechanik I - II - Winter, 1931 - 1932. | |

20 | 1 | Class Notes - Mechanik II - Summer, 1932. | |

20 | 2 | Class Notes - Mechanik III - Winter, 1932 - 1933. | |

20 | 3 | Class Notes - Mechanik u. Grafische, 1931 - 1932. | |

20 | 4 | Class Notes - Plattentheorie - Summer, 1933. | |

20 | 5 | Class Notes - Proktische Mathematik, 1932 - 1933. | |

20 | 6 | Class Notes - Summer, 1931. | |

20 | 7 | Class Notes - Summer, 1932. | |

20 | 8 | Class Notes - Theoretische Physik - Summer, 1934. | |

20 | 9 | Class Notes - Theoretische Physik - Winter, 1934 - 1935. | |

20 | 10 | Class Notes - Variations, 1933 - 1934. |

### Unfinished Papers

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20 | 11 | Unfinished Work - Generalized 3-D Plate Theory, 1970. | |

20 | 12 | Unfinished Work - Helicoidal Shells. | |

20 | 13 | Unfinished Work - Memorandum on Effect of Soft Solid Core on Buckling of Axially Loaded Circular .... | |

20 | 14 | Unfinished Work - Plates on Elastic Foundations. Approximately 1965. | |

21 | 1 | Unfinished Work - Post-Buckling Behavior. | |

21 | 2 | Unfinished Work - Post-Buckling Hyper - MIT, 1969. | |

21 | 3 | Unfinished Work - Unfinished Thermodynamics, 1940 - 1950. | |

21 | 4 | Unfinished Work - The Lost Little Lambda - Jones and Smith. |

### TEACHING MATERIALS

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21 | 5 | 18.66 - Introduction to Elasticity. | |

21 | 6 | 18.66 and 18.67 - Notes taken by Allen Smith, 1963 - 1965. | |

21 | 7 | 18.67 - Special Problem - by Frank Yin, January, 1966. | |

21 | 8 | 18.67 - Notes taken by R.L. Mallet, 1967. | |

21 | 9 | 18.67 - Advanced Elasticity - Notes taken by Duan C. Uhri. | |

22 | 1 | 18.68 - Notes taken by W. Allen Smith and Jim Simmonds, Spring 1964. | |

22 | 2 | 18.681 - Notes taken by W. Allen Smith and Jim Simmonds, Fall 1964. | |

22 | 3 | 18.681 - Notes taken by W. Allen Smith and Jim Simmonds, Winter 1964. | |

22 | 4 | 1968 - Notes taken by student. | |

22 | 5 | M42 - Theoretical Hydrodynamics, 1947. | |

22 | 6 | M42 - Theoretical Hydrodynamics, 1947. | |

22 | 7 | M50 - Math of Continua. Notes taken by Hugo Ghiron, Spring, 1955. | |

22 | 8 | M50 - Notes taken by Millard W. Johnson. | |

22 | 9 | M591 - Reissner's notes on partial differential equations, with Jim Knowles and Gil Strang among students. | |

23 | 1 | M591 - Reissner's notes. | |

23 | 2 | M791 - Elasticity - Notes taken by P. Fox. Fall, 1951. | |

23 | 3 | M791 - Applied Elasticity - Notes taken by Peter F. King, Fall, 1955. | |

23 | 4 | M792 - Theoretical and Applied Elasticity - Notes taken by H. L. Norman, Spring, 1950. | |

23 | 5 | M792 - Theoretical and Applied Elasticity - Notes taken by P. Fox, Spring, 1952. | |

23 | 6 | M792 - Theoretical and Applied Elasticity - Notes taken by Albert L. Rabenstein, Jr., 1953 - 1954. | |

23 | 7 | M792 - Theoretical and Applied Elasticity - Notes taken by R.A. Leonard, Spring, 1957. | |

24 | 1 | Fundamentals of Elasticity - Reissner's notes. | |

24 | 2 | Fundamentals of Elasticity - Reissner's notes. | |

24 | 3 | General shell of revolution with uniform normal pressure - Reissner's notes. | |

24 | 4 | Notes on Kassel - Reissner's notes. | |

24 | 5 | Statistical Theory of Turbulence - Notes taken by H. Peters, 1937. | |

24 | 6 | Symmetrical Deformations of Shells of Revolution - includes student assignments - Reissner's notes. | |

24 | 7 | Tension field - The Theorem of Castigliano, 1946. |

### Class Notes - UCSD

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25 | 1 | AMES 130A - Final Exams, 1971. | |

25 | 2 | AMES 130A - Supplementary Notes, 1971. | |

25 | 3 | AMES 130C - Winter, 1972. | |

25 | 4 | AMES 130C - Spring, 1974. | |

25 | 5 | AMES 130C - Plane Deformations of Slender Beams - Spring, 1974. | |

25 | 6 | AMES 231A - Foundations of Solid Mechanics - Fall, 1974. | |

25 | 7 | AMES 231A - Originals - Foundations of Solid Mechanics - Fall, 1974. | |

25 | 8 | AMES 231B - Rough notes - Winter, 1977. | |

25 | 9 | AMES 235A, 1967. | |

26 | 1 | AMES 235A - Theory of Shells - Spring 1970 - Includes exams. | |

26 | 2 | AMES 235A - Notes taken by Ahmed Anver, 1977. | |

26 | 3 | AMES 235B - Notes taken by Ahmed Anver, 1978. | |

26 | 4 | AMES 235B - Notes taken by student, 1978. | |

26 | 5 | AMES 235B - Notes taken by B. Proffer - Spring, 1978. | |

26 | 6 | AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Fall, 1973. Manuscript. | |

26 | 7 | AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter One (Fall), 1977. Two Dimensional Theory of Plane Stress and Strain. | |

26 | 8 | AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter One. Two Dimensional Theory of Plane Stress and Strain. | |

26 | 9 | AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Two. Two Dimensional Linear Shell Theory. | |

27 | 1 | AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Two. Two Dimensional Linear Shell Theory. | |

27 | 2 | AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Three. Linear Plate Theory. [Photocopy of original] | |

27 | 3 | AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Three. Linear Plate Theory. [Original typescript with corrections] | |

27 | 4 | AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Four. Cylindrical Shells. Manuscript. | |

27 | 5 | Class Notes - AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Four. Cylindrical Shells. | |

27 | 6 | AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Five. Shallow Shell Theory. | |

27 | 7 | AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Six. Rotationally Symmetric Stress and Strain, in Shells of Revolution | |

27 | 8 | Axial deformation of Straight Rod, Finite Element Approach. | |

27 | 8 | Class Notes - Axial deformation of Straight Rod, Finite Element Approach. |

### Seminars, Talks and Lectures

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27 | 9 | American Academy of Mechanics, Retiring Presidential Address, June, 1976. Mechanics, Applied or Rational, Where Do We Go From Here? Talk probably given by Reissner. | |

27 | 10 | Analyzing Laminated Moderately Thick Elastic Shells - ASME-PVC Presentation, September 29, 1987. | |

27 | 11 | Applied Math Seminar, April 24, 1970. | |

27 | 12 | Boundary Condition Problem for Transverse Bending of Plates. Talk given at Stanford and Georgia Tech, November 1989. | |

27 | 13 | Charles E. Foster Lecture, April 6, 1995. See Bert, Charles W. | |

27 | 14 | Duke Seminar - Small Deflection 2-D Plate Theory - Statics, Kinematics, Constitutivity, 1983. | |

27 | 15 | Georgia Tech Seminar - Linear and Non-linear Non-classical Problems of (Straight) Beams, 1983. | |

27 | 16 | Kassel Lecture, September, 1986. | |

27 | 17 | Keynote Address - Conventional Infinitesimal Elasticity (given in England). | |

27 | 18 | Lectures on Topics from Non-Steady Lift Theory, Given at Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, June 1948. | |

27 | 19 | ME Seminar - October 31, 1952. | |

27 | 20 | Non-Linear Post-Buckling Theory - Lecture Notes - 1970. | |

28 | 1 | Non-Linear Shell Theory Seminar - UCSD and Irvine, 1974. | |

28 | 2 | Reflections on the Theory of Elastic Plates - Keynote Address at 19th Midwestern Mechanics Conference, 1985. [Reissner filed this material under "Plate Theory History".] | |

28 | 3 | Seminar at Cal Tech, March 27, 1984. | |

28 | 4 | Seminar announcements, 1949 - 1994. Includes some correspondence. | |

28 | 5 | Words spoken in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Professor Dirk J. Struik. | |

28 | 6 | Seminar - Atlanta - April, 1988. | |

28 | 7 | Seminar at North Carolina State University - January 17, 1982. Some Contemporary Thoughts About Buckling of Beams. | |

28 | 8 | Seminar notes - Miscellaneous - Includes Lockheed, Palo Alto 1957, Harvard, Fall 1956. | |

28 | 9 | Seminar, October 1968. | |

28 | 10 | Seminar - Vancouver 1983. | |

28 | 11 | Seminars in Germany, 1980. | |

28 | 12 | Seminars on Beams. | |

28 | 13 | Shells of Revolution Lecture, 1987. Given at Santa Barbara (April), Georgia Tech (October), Stanford (December) | |

28 | 14 | Six Lectures on Shallow Shells, 1953. Includes some unfinished results. | |

28 | 15 | Tokyo Seminar - May, 1986. | |

28 | 16 | Torsion Bending Seminar, 1979. Given at University of Illinois, Brown, RPI, UCSD. | |

28 | 17 | Visits to other campuses. Includes Texas, Michigan and Illinois, 1975 - 1976. | |

28 | 18 | Visit to Princeton (Maillart), 1972. |

### SUBJECT FILES

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29 | 1 | Air Research and Development, Germany, 1954. Includes Reissner's report on Germany. | |

29 | 2 | APPLICATION OF REISSNER'S LIFTING SURFACE THEORY TO PLANE AND TWISTED WINGS - Thesis by Donald O. Neil, 1950. | |

29 | 3 | Elastic Structures Workshop - University of British Columbia, August 18-20, 1983. | |

29 | 4 | Guggenheim Fellowship, 1962. | |

29 | 5 | JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS - MIT. Includes proposals for journal and correspondence regarding its inception. | |

29 | 6 | National Science Foundation Fellowship - Harvard University, 1968. | |

29 | 7 | Plate Theory History - Correspondence, 1948 - 1996. | |

29 | 8 | Plate Theory History - Original Oral Presentation - December, 1944. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The Effect of Transverse Shear Deformation on the Bending of Elastic Plates. | |

29 | 9 | Plate Theory History Reprints. | |

29 | 10 | Russia - 3rd National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 1968. Includes miscellaneous correspondence and ephemera. | |

29 | 11 | Visiting appointment to Berlin, 1965. |

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