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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11 American Academy of Mechanics and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Certificates of election as a fellow to these organizations. 1979 and 1992.
12FB-131-02American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Awards, 1971, 1984.
13 American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Awards.
14 Biographical forms.
15 Biographical materials.
16 Birth certificate and school admissions document.
17 Clemens Herschel Award, 1955.
18 Diplomas and reports - Sports competitions prior to 1930.
19 Documentation and correspondence re: Reissner's PhD (1936) from Technical University Berlin. Includes certificate (Diploma) issued in 1996.
110 Harvard College teaching appointments, 1950, 1968.
111 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES - Special issue dedicated to Eric Reissner.
112 Memorabilia.
113 Newspaper clippings.
114 Papers dedicated to Eric Reissner. Includes some correspondence.
115 Photographs of Reissner.
116 Research contributions - Eric Reissner.
117 Reissner's 65th Anniversary Symposium, 1978.
118 School records and passports - Germany.
21 Technische Hochschule Hannover - Honorary degree, 1964.
22 Technische Hochschule Hannover - Correspondence regarding honorary degree, 1964.
23 Timoshenko Award, 1973. Includes letter by Timoshenko.
24 University documents - In German.
25 von Karman Medal - American Society of Civil Engineers, 1964.

CORRESPONDENCE

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General

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26 A - Miscellaneous.
27 Addison-Wesley Press, Inc., 1950.
28 Addison-Wesley Press, Inc., 1951.
29 Addison-Wesley Press, Inc., 1952.
210 Addison-Wesley Press, Inc., 1953 - 1954.
211 Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1954 - 1957.
212 Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1958 - 1959.
31 Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1953 - 1959. Comments on manuscripts.
32 Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1977 - 1988. Stock transfer correspondence, 1965, 1977-1988.
33 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Mathematical and Information Sciences Panel, 1970 - 1972.
34 American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1950 - 1961.
35 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1983 - 1985.
36 American Machine and Foundry Company, 1956.
37 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1979 - 1992.
38 Anthony, K. H., 1992.
39 Argyris, J. H., 1976, 1992-1995.
310 Arnold, Douglas N., 1989 - 1990.
311 Arthur, D. Little, Inc., 1955.
312 Ashley, Holt, 1992.
313 Ashwell, D. G., 1956 - 1962.
314 Atluri, Satya, 1993 - 1996.
315 Axelrad, Ernest, 1973 - 1995.
41 B - Miscellaneous.
42 Bailey, Cecil D., 1974.
43 Basar, Y., 1987 - 1988.
44 Batdorf, Sam B., 1970.
45 Bednarczyk, Herbert, 1992.
46 Benney, David J., 1970 - 1977.
47 Bert, Charles W., 1973 - 1996. See "Charles E. Foster Lecture" in Series 4C, TEACHING MATERIALS: Seminars, Talks and Lectures.
48 Bielski, Jan, 1987.
49 Billingham, David P., 1971 - 1973.
410 Birhauser Boston Inc., 1989.
411 Blum, Reiner, 1971 - 1975.
412 Bolotin, V. V., 1965 - 1970.
413 Boyle, J. T., 1979. Correspondence regarding manuscript.
414 Brebbia, Carlos, 1984 - 1992.
415 Bucher, Francois, 1972.
416 Budiansky, Bernhard, 1970 - 1980.
417 Bufler, Hans, 1970 - 1995.
418 Bushnell, David. 1970-1971, 1988-1989.
419 C - Miscellaneous.
420 Calladine, Chris, 1970.
51 Cheng, Shun, 1976 - 1978.
52 Chien, Wei-zang, 1985.
53 Clark, Robert A., 1967 - 1996.
54 Cohen, Joel A., 1977 - 1978. Correspondence on a paper of Cohen's where Reissner disagrees with Cohen.
55 Congratulations and condolences, 1937 - 1993.
56 Comments on articles reviewed by Reissner, 1961 - 1977.
57 Crandall, Stephen H., 1975 - 1982.
58 Cremer, Lothar, 1980.
59 D - Miscellaneous.
510 Daily, James, 1975.
511 Dickey, R. W., 1973, 1980 - 1981.
512 DiPrima, R. C., 1977 - 1981.
513 Durand, William F., 1981.
514 Dym, Clive L., 1973.
515 E Miscellaneous.
516 Elias, Z. M., 1973 - 1974.
517 Elishakoff, Isaac, 1985.
518 England, Arthur, 1981.
519 Erdman-Jesnitzer, Friedrich, 1976 - 1977.
520 Erickson, J. L., 1986.
521 Esslinger, Maria, 1971 - 1976.
522 F Miscellaneous.
523 Falk, S., 1975 - 1983.
524 Farinholt, L. H., 1972.
525 Freiberger, Walter, 1970.
526 Fung, Y.C., 1971 - 1973.
527 G Miscellaneous.
528 Gallagher, Richard H., 1985.
61 GAMM - Germany's Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics - Honorary Membership (1992), 1991 - 1993.
62 Gao, David Yang, 1992.
63 Gaul, Lothar, 1981.
64 General Dynamics Astronautics, 1962.
65 Gol'denveizer, A. L., 1980 - 1994.
66 Grammel, R., 1947 - 1963.
67 Granger, Robert A., 1975.
68 Graves, R.L., 1954. See Series 3B: WRITINGS: Unpublished Works, "Stress Strain Relations in the Theory of Thin Elastic Shells".
69 Green, Albert, 1987.
610 Grigoliouk, Edouard, 1969 - 1970.
611 H Miscellaneous.
612 Hagedorn, Peter, 1981-1984, 1992.
613 Hai-chang, Hu, 1985 - 1986.
614 Handsfield, Hugh W., 1971 - 1973.
615 Havner, Kerry S., 1983.
616 Haythornthwaite, R. M., 1971 - 1972.
617 Herrmann, George, 1975 - 1984. See also International Journal of Solids and Structures. Herrmann was the Editor for many years.
618 Hodge, Phil G., 1976 - 1977.
619 Hoff, Nicholas, 1941 - 1987.
620 Horgan, Cornelius O., 1976 - 1978.
621 Hsueh, Dah-wei, 1990.
622 Hughes, T. J. R., 1986 - 1989.
623 Hyca, Milan, 1988 - 1989.
624 I Miscellaneous.
625 Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences, 1958.
626 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, 1969 - 1981. See also George Herrmann.
627 IUTAM - Travel grants, 1975 - 1976.
71 J Miscellaneous.
72 Jaklin, Gunter, 1983-1984, 1989.
73 Jones, W.P., 1945.
74 JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS, 1970 - 1982.
75 K Miscellaneous.
76 Kalnins, Arturs, 1970 - 1979.
77 Kant, Tarun, 1990.
78 Keh-chich, Hwang, 1988 - 1989.
79 Kienzler, R., 1982.
710 Koh, Severino L., 1977 - 1978.
711 Koiter, Warren, 1962 - 1977.
712 Knowles, James K., 1955 - 1991.
713 Krajcinovic, Dusan, 1971.
714 Kratzig, W. B., 1981 - 1992.
715 Kroner, E., 1987 - 1993.
716 L Miscellaneous.
717 Ladeveze, P. and Euromech Colloquium, 1984.
718 Lange, Charles G., 1970 - 1977.
719 Lardner, Thomas J., 1966-1973, 1984.
720 Leissa, Arthur W., 1970 - 1983.
721 Letters of appointment and congratulation, 1948 - 1980.
722 Levin, Victor, 1933.
723 Lewinski, Tomasz, 1986 - 1990.
724 Lewis, Roland W., 1984 - 1985.
725 Lighthill, James, 1984.
726 Libove, Charles, 1986.
727 Librescu, Livu, 1984 - 1990.
728 Lippman, H., 1969 - 1971.
81 Lockheed Aircraft Corporation - Missile Systems Division - Consulting, 1957 - 1958.
82 Lubkin, James L., 1955.
83 Lucius N. Littnauer Foundation, 1945.
84 M Miscellaneous.
85 Mahrenholtz, O., 1971.
86 Mansfield, Eric, 1977 - 1981.
87 Marzollo, Angelo, 1973.
88 Mazumdar, J., 1970 - 1971.
89 Melosh, Robert J., 1982 - 1983.
810 Mikhailov, G.K., 1983 - 1988.
811 N Miscellaneous.
812 Na, T. Y., 1974 - 1975.
813 Naghdi, P. M., 1955 - 1985.
814 Nair, Sudhakar, 1974 - 1979.
815 National Academy of Engineering, 1977 - 1978.
816 National Academy of Engineering, 1979 - 1980.
817 National Academy of Engineering - Charles Steele Nomination, 1994.
818 National Academy of Engineering - Hans Reissner Memorial Fund, 1988 - 1989.
819 National Academy of Engineering - Reissner's Election to, 1976.
820 National Academy of Engineering - Satya Atluri Nomination, 1995.
821 National Science Foundation, 1952 - 1985. Includes a "Personal Security Questionaire".
91 Navy Department, 1953.
92 Nemat-Nasser, S., 1970 - 1980.
93 Nigul, U., 1969 - 1970.
94 Noor, Ahmed K., 1978 - 1990.
95 Northwestern University - Offer of an Appointment, 1955.
96 O Miscellaneous.
97 Oden, J. Tinsley, 1963 - 1986.
98 Oravas, Gunhard, 1968.
99 P Miscellaneous.
910 Pekeris, C. L., 1982.
911 Pestel, Eduard, 1982.
912 Poritsky, H. H., 1945.
913 Prager, William, 1955 - 1958.
914 Preusser, Gerda, 1982 - 1983.
915 Q Miscellaneous.
916 R Miscellaneous.
917 Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation, 1954 - 1956.
918 Ramm, Ekkehard - 1981, 1990-1995.
919 Reddy, J. N., 1984 - 1985.
920 Reiss, Edward L., 1987.
921 Reissner, Johanna, 1970.
922 S Miscellaneous.
923 Saltman, Paul, 1974.
924 Sanders, J. Lyall, 1966 - 1979.
925 Sayir, Mahir, 1980 - 1987.
926 Schaefer, Hermann, 1968 - 1969.
927 Schmidt, Rudiger, 1982, 1987.
928 Schmit, L. A., 1976 - 1978.
929 Schnell, W., 1981 - 1985.
930 Schulz, Werner, 1972 - 1978.
931 Sechler, E. E., 1970-1972, 1979.
932 Seide, Paul, 1971 - 1976.
933 Shai, Isaac, 1985.
934 Shield, R. T., 1973-1976, 1988.
101 Simmonds, James G., 1969 - 1982.
102 Simmonds, James G., 1983 - 1995.
103 Simo, Juan C., 1985 - 1991.
104 Smith, C.W., 1984.
105 Soldatos, Kostas P., 1986 - 1994.
106 Soni, S. R., 1975 - 1977.
107 Springer, George S., 1986 - 1988.
108 Springer, Konrad T., 1977 - 1978.
109 Steele, Charles R., 1970 - 1992.
1010 Steele, Marie-Louise, 1987 - 1991.
1011 Sternberg, Eli, 1974 - 1975.
1012 Stevens, J. E., 1978.
1013 Stickforth, J., 1986 - 1987.
1014 Strang, Gilbert, 1987 - 1990.
1015 Storakers, Bertil, 1987 - 1988.
1016 Stumpf, H., 1990 - 1992.
1017 T Miscellaneous.
1018 Telega, J. J., 1987.
1019 Tessler, Alexander, 1988.
1020 Thomas, George B., 1974 - 1984.
1021 Thurston, Gaylen, 1974 - 1988.
1022 Trip to Germany, 1981.
1023 Troger, Hans, 1986 - 1989.
111 Truesdell, Clifford. 1955-1957, 1981-1988.
112 Tsai, W. T., 1972 - 1988.
113 Tsien, H. S., 1954 - 1955.
114 V Miscellaneous.
115 Valathur, M., 1970.
116 van der Heijden, A. M. A., 1977.
117 Veletsos, A. S., 1958.
118 Vewubeke, Fraeijs de, 1974.
119 Vito, Raymond P., 1971.
1110 W Miscellaneous.
1111 Wan, Fred Y. M., 1968 - 1980.
1112 Wan, Fred Y. M., 1981 - 1992.
1113 Washizu, Kyuichiro, 1956 - 1979.
1114 Wassenberg, Gerd, 1982 - 1984.
1115 Wegner, H., 1975.
1116 Weinitschke, Hubert, 1959 - 1993.
1117 Weinstein, Alexander, 1970.
1118 Wempner, Gerald A., 1971 - 1983.
1119 Whatham, John, 1989.
1120 Wilczek, Elmar, 1982 - 1984.
121 Williams, J. H., 1973.
122 Wittrick, W. H., 1970 - 1973.
123 Wu, Chien-Heng, 1968.
124 Wuest, W., 1951 - 1952.
125 Wunderlich, Walter, 1978 - 1992.
126 Y Miscellaneous.
127 Z Miscellaneous.
128 ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ANGEWANDE MATHEMATIK UND PHYSIK (ZAMP), 1973 - 1979. Reissner's correspondence as a reviewer.
129 Zia, Paul, 1983.
1210 Ziegler, Hans, 1970 - 1981.
1211 Zienkiewicz, O. C., 1984 - 1987.

Chronological, 1973-1979

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1212 1972.
1213 1973.
1214 1974.
1215 1976.
1216 1977.
1217 1978.
1218 1979.

WRITINGS

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Publications

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131 Publication List of Eric Reissner - Numbered.
132 Publications not on the numbered list.
133 Publications of Reissner: 1, 3, 4.
134 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.
135 Publications of Reissner: 6-10, 12, 14, 15.
136 Publications of Reissner: 16 - "Note on the Statistical Theory of Turbulence". Early manuscript.
137 Publications of Reissner: 17-30.
138 Publications of Reissner: 33, 35-37.
139 Publications of Reissner: 38 - "The Effect of Transverse Stress Deformation on the Bending of Elastic Plates". Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
1310 Publications of Reissner: 39-48, 50-52, 54-55.
1311 Publications of Reissner: 56-60, 62-64.
1312 Publications of Reissner: 65-76.
141 Publications of Reissner: 77 - "A Problem of Bending of Circular Ring Plates". Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
142 Publications of Reissner: 78.
143 Publications of Reissner: 79 - "On Non-Uniform Torsion of Cylindrical Rods". Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
144 Publications of Reissner: 80-83.
145 Publications of Reissner: 84 - "On a Variational Theorem for Finite Elastic Deformations". Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
146 Publications of Reissner: Early manuscript with title similar to publication #85. ("Finite Twisting and Bending of a Circular Ring Sector Plate".)
147 Publications of Reissner: 86-88.
148 Publications of Reissner: 89 - "Torsion of a Circular Cylindrical Body by Means of Tractions Exerted upon...". Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
149 Publications of Reissner: 90 - "Small Rotationally Symmetric Deformations of Shallow Helocoidal Shells". Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
1410 Publications of Reissner: 91-93.
1411 Publications of Reissner: 94 - "On Transverse Vibrations of Thin, Shallow Elastic Shells". Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
1412 Publications of Reissner: 95 - "On Axi-symmetrical Vibrations of Shallow Spherical Shells". Includes early manuscript and published reprint.
1413 Publications of Reissner: 96-97.
1414 Publications of Reissner: 98 - ELEMENTARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. By Martin and Reissner. Includes annotated book and manuscript revisions.
1415 Publications of Reissner: 98 - ELEMENTARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. Book reviews., 1956.
1416 Publications of Reissner: 99-115.
1417 Publications of Reissner: 116-123, 125-133, 135.
1418 Publications of Reissner: 136-155.
151 Publications of Reissner: 156-168, 170-175.
152 Publications of Reissner: 176-187, 189-195.
153 Publications of Reissner: 196-215.
154 Publications of Reissner: 216-235.
155 Publications of Reissner: 236-252, 254-255.
156 Publications of Reissner: 256-280.

Unpublished Works

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157 Analysis of Strain and Stress. Manuscript..
158 Analytical Mechanics. Manuscript. Approximately 1942.
159 Analytical Mechanics. Second copy.
1510 Anisotropic Plane Stress Beam Theory.
161 Basic Differential Equations. Early manuscript not on numbered reprint list.
162 Fundamentals of Elasticity. Manuscript.
163 General Theory of Bending and Twisting of Shells of Revolution, by Eric Reissner and W.A. Smith.
164 Lost Little Lambda, Jones and Smith.
165 Method for the Approximate Calculation of the Aerodynamic Span Effect of Oscillating Wings..., 1943.
166 Note on Membrane and Bending Stresses in Spherical Shells. Early manuscript not on reprint list.
167 Notes written in La Jolla, California, January to March, 1967.
168 On Pure Bending of Pressurized Toroidal Membranes. Includes reprint "On Finite Bending of Pressurized Tubes" and manuscript differential equations for correlations.
169 On the Theory of Generalized Plane Stress. See Clark, Robert A.
1610 On Wings of Finite Span in Unsteady Flow. Early manuscript not on list of publications..
1611 Sixth-Order Plate-Theory - Derivation and Error Estimates [Reissner filed under "Plate Theory History"].
1612 Stress Strain Relations on the Theory of Thin Elastic Shells. See Graves, R. L.
1613 Shell Theory Manuscript.
1614 Torsion of Circular Cylindrical Beam Consisting of Solid Core.... Early handwritten manuscript not on list of publications.
1615 Uber Die Schringingen Emies Elastischen Halbraunes Unter Enier Elasteschen Platte. Manuscript.

Reports for Companies

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171 Analysis of the Hammer Problem for Lessells and Associates, Engineers, 1947. Negatives of analysis.
172 Analysis of Torsional Spring System (Sperry), 1939 - 1942.
173 Approximate Elastic Solutions for the Jointing of Two Similar Plates - for Curtis-Wright Corporation, 1943.
174 Complementary Energy Procedure for Vibrations of Liquid-Filled Circular Cylindrical Tanks, 1957. For the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation
175 Compressibility Effects in Flutter - For Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 1944.
176 Considerations on Oscillating Airfoils in Subsonic Compressible Flow, Two-Dimensional Tunnel Wall Corrections, 1951. For Langley Aeronautical Laboratory.
177 Effect of Concentrated Loads and Edge Discontinuities on Stresses and Deformations in Pressurized Thin Shells. of Resolution. Manuscript draft, for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.
178 Equations of Lifting-Strip Theory for Tapered Wings - For Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 1943.
179 Finite Bending of Pressurized Curved Tubes with Circular Cross Section - For Space Technology Laboratories, 1958.
1710 Investigation of Oscillatory Lifting Surfaces of Finite Span in Incompressible Flow, 1951. For Air Research Development Command.
1711 Memorandum of Effect of Soft Solid Core on Buckling of Axially Loaded Circular Cylindrical Shells, 1957. For Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.
1712 Method for Calculation of Air-forces on Oscillating Finite Wing, 1943. For Curtiss-Wright Corporation.
1713 Non-Linear Effects in Vibrations of Cylindrical Shells, 1955. For the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation.
1714 Notes on Vibrations of Thin, Pressurized, Cylindrical Shells, 1955. For the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation.
1715 On Buckling of Circular Rings and Cylindrical Buckling of Circular Cylindrical Shells (1953) and ..., 1953. For the Dresser Manufacturing Company.
1716 On the Determination of Stresses and Displacements for Unsymmetrical Deformation of Shallow Spherical Shells, 1957. For Space Technology Laboratories.
1717 Rotating Thread in Resisting Medium, 1954 - 1955. For Saco-Lowell Shops, includes correspondence.
1718 Rotationally Symmetric Stress Distributions in Pyrographic Shells of Revolution and Deformations..., 1959 - 1960. For the Ratheon Company. Includes correspondence.
181 Stresses and Deformations of Rotating Threads, 1943. For Saco-Lowell.
182 Stresses and Deformations of Shallow, Spherical, Pressurized Shells, 1957. For Lockheed.
183 Stresses and Deformation of Shallow, Spherical, Pressurized Shells, 1957. For Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.
184 Stresses and Deformations of Thin, Pressurized Cylindrical Shells, 1955. For the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation.
185 Supplementary Report E-Theoretical Treatment of Problem of Engine Equilibrium, 1938. For Liberty-Mutual.
186 Theory of Rate of Turn Indicator Having Rubber Plate Spring, 1939. Consult report for Stark Draper.
187 Thermal and Surface Load Stresses in Thin Elastic Shells of Revolution, 1957. For Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.
188 Thermal Stresses Due to Bonding of Dissimilar Materials, 1956. For Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company.
189 Wind Tunnel Corrections for the Two-Dimensional Theory of Oscillating Airfoils, 1947. For Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory.

Class Notes 1931-1935

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1810 Class Notes.
1811 Class Notes.
1812 Class Notes.
1813 Class Notes.
1814 Class Notes, 1931 - 1932.
1815 Class Notes, 1932.
1816 Class Notes, Assorted, 1935.
191 Class Notes - Differentialgleichrurger I, 1934 - 1935.
192 Class Notes - Fourier'sche reihen.
193 Class Notes - Funktionentheorie I - Winter, 1931.
194 Class Notes - Funktionentheorie I, 1932 - 1933.
195 Class Notes - Funktionentheorie II.
196 Class Notes - Hydrodynamik - Summer, 1933.
197 Class Notes - Integralgleichurgen, 1933 - 1934.
198 Class Notes - Mathematik II.
199 Class Notes - Mathematik II - Summer, 1932.
1910 Class Notes - Mathematik III Erg., 1932 - 1933.
1911 Class Notes - Mathematik III, 1932 - 1933.
1912 Class Notes - Mathematische Ubungen.
1913 Class Notes - Math Seminar, 1932 - 1933.
1914 Class Notes - Mechanik I - II - Winter, 1931 - 1932.
201 Class Notes - Mechanik II - Summer, 1932.
202 Class Notes - Mechanik III - Winter, 1932 - 1933.
203 Class Notes - Mechanik u. Grafische, 1931 - 1932.
204 Class Notes - Plattentheorie - Summer, 1933.
205 Class Notes - Proktische Mathematik, 1932 - 1933.
206 Class Notes - Summer, 1931.
207 Class Notes - Summer, 1932.
208 Class Notes - Theoretische Physik - Summer, 1934.
209 Class Notes - Theoretische Physik - Winter, 1934 - 1935.
2010 Class Notes - Variations, 1933 - 1934.

Unfinished Papers

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2011 Unfinished Work - Generalized 3-D Plate Theory, 1970.
2012 Unfinished Work - Helicoidal Shells.
2013 Unfinished Work - Memorandum on Effect of Soft Solid Core on Buckling of Axially Loaded Circular ....
2014 Unfinished Work - Plates on Elastic Foundations. Approximately 1965.
211 Unfinished Work - Post-Buckling Behavior.
212 Unfinished Work - Post-Buckling Hyper - MIT, 1969.
213 Unfinished Work - Unfinished Thermodynamics, 1940 - 1950.
214 Unfinished Work - The Lost Little Lambda - Jones and Smith.

TEACHING MATERIALS

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Class Notes - MIT

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215 18.66 - Introduction to Elasticity.
216 18.66 and 18.67 - Notes taken by Allen Smith, 1963 - 1965.
217 18.67 - Special Problem - by Frank Yin, January, 1966.
218 18.67 - Notes taken by R.L. Mallet, 1967.
219 18.67 - Advanced Elasticity - Notes taken by Duan C. Uhri.
221 18.68 - Notes taken by W. Allen Smith and Jim Simmonds, Spring 1964.
222 18.681 - Notes taken by W. Allen Smith and Jim Simmonds, Fall 1964.
223 18.681 - Notes taken by W. Allen Smith and Jim Simmonds, Winter 1964.
224 1968 - Notes taken by student.
225 M42 - Theoretical Hydrodynamics, 1947.
226 M42 - Theoretical Hydrodynamics, 1947.
227 M50 - Math of Continua. Notes taken by Hugo Ghiron, Spring, 1955.
228 M50 - Notes taken by Millard W. Johnson.
229 M591 - Reissner's notes on partial differential equations, with Jim Knowles and Gil Strang among students.
231 M591 - Reissner's notes.
232 M791 - Elasticity - Notes taken by P. Fox. Fall, 1951.
233 M791 - Applied Elasticity - Notes taken by Peter F. King, Fall, 1955.
234 M792 - Theoretical and Applied Elasticity - Notes taken by H. L. Norman, Spring, 1950.
235 M792 - Theoretical and Applied Elasticity - Notes taken by P. Fox, Spring, 1952.
236 M792 - Theoretical and Applied Elasticity - Notes taken by Albert L. Rabenstein, Jr., 1953 - 1954.
237 M792 - Theoretical and Applied Elasticity - Notes taken by R.A. Leonard, Spring, 1957.
241 Fundamentals of Elasticity - Reissner's notes.
242 Fundamentals of Elasticity - Reissner's notes.
243 General shell of revolution with uniform normal pressure - Reissner's notes.
244 Notes on Kassel - Reissner's notes.
245 Statistical Theory of Turbulence - Notes taken by H. Peters, 1937.
246 Symmetrical Deformations of Shells of Revolution - includes student assignments - Reissner's notes.
247 Tension field - The Theorem of Castigliano, 1946.

Class Notes - UCSD

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251 AMES 130A - Final Exams, 1971.
252 AMES 130A - Supplementary Notes, 1971.
253 AMES 130C - Winter, 1972.
254 AMES 130C - Spring, 1974.
255 AMES 130C - Plane Deformations of Slender Beams - Spring, 1974.
256 AMES 231A - Foundations of Solid Mechanics - Fall, 1974.
257 AMES 231A - Originals - Foundations of Solid Mechanics - Fall, 1974.
258 AMES 231B - Rough notes - Winter, 1977.
259 AMES 235A, 1967.
261 AMES 235A - Theory of Shells - Spring 1970 - Includes exams.
262 AMES 235A - Notes taken by Ahmed Anver, 1977.
263 AMES 235B - Notes taken by Ahmed Anver, 1978.
264 AMES 235B - Notes taken by student, 1978.
265 AMES 235B - Notes taken by B. Proffer - Spring, 1978.
266 AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Fall, 1973. Manuscript.
267 AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter One (Fall), 1977. Two Dimensional Theory of Plane Stress and Strain.
268 AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter One. Two Dimensional Theory of Plane Stress and Strain.
269 AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Two. Two Dimensional Linear Shell Theory.
271 AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Two. Two Dimensional Linear Shell Theory.
272 AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Three. Linear Plate Theory. [Photocopy of original]
273 AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Three. Linear Plate Theory. [Original typescript with corrections]
274 AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Four. Cylindrical Shells. Manuscript.
275 Class Notes - AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Four. Cylindrical Shells.
276 AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Five. Shallow Shell Theory.
277 AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Six. Rotationally Symmetric Stress and Strain, in Shells of Revolution
278 Axial deformation of Straight Rod, Finite Element Approach.
278 Class Notes - Axial deformation of Straight Rod, Finite Element Approach.

Seminars, Talks and Lectures

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279 American Academy of Mechanics, Retiring Presidential Address, June, 1976. Mechanics, Applied or Rational, Where Do We Go From Here? Talk probably given by Reissner.
2710 Analyzing Laminated Moderately Thick Elastic Shells - ASME-PVC Presentation, September 29, 1987.
2711 Applied Math Seminar, April 24, 1970.
2712 Boundary Condition Problem for Transverse Bending of Plates. Talk given at Stanford and Georgia Tech, November 1989.
2713 Charles E. Foster Lecture, April 6, 1995. See Bert, Charles W.
2714 Duke Seminar - Small Deflection 2-D Plate Theory - Statics, Kinematics, Constitutivity, 1983.
2715 Georgia Tech Seminar - Linear and Non-linear Non-classical Problems of (Straight) Beams, 1983.
2716 Kassel Lecture, September, 1986.
2717 Keynote Address - Conventional Infinitesimal Elasticity (given in England).
2718 Lectures on Topics from Non-Steady Lift Theory, Given at Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, June 1948.
2719 ME Seminar - October 31, 1952.
2720 Non-Linear Post-Buckling Theory - Lecture Notes - 1970.
281 Non-Linear Shell Theory Seminar - UCSD and Irvine, 1974.
282 Reflections on the Theory of Elastic Plates - Keynote Address at 19th Midwestern Mechanics Conference, 1985. [Reissner filed this material under "Plate Theory History".]
283 Seminar at Cal Tech, March 27, 1984.
284 Seminar announcements, 1949 - 1994. Includes some correspondence.
285 Words spoken in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Professor Dirk J. Struik.
286 Seminar - Atlanta - April, 1988.
287 Seminar at North Carolina State University - January 17, 1982. Some Contemporary Thoughts About Buckling of Beams.
288 Seminar notes - Miscellaneous - Includes Lockheed, Palo Alto 1957, Harvard, Fall 1956.
289 Seminar, October 1968.
2810 Seminar - Vancouver 1983.
2811 Seminars in Germany, 1980.
2812 Seminars on Beams.
2813 Shells of Revolution Lecture, 1987. Given at Santa Barbara (April), Georgia Tech (October), Stanford (December)
2814 Six Lectures on Shallow Shells, 1953. Includes some unfinished results.
2815 Tokyo Seminar - May, 1986.
2816 Torsion Bending Seminar, 1979. Given at University of Illinois, Brown, RPI, UCSD.
2817 Visits to other campuses. Includes Texas, Michigan and Illinois, 1975 - 1976.
2818 Visit to Princeton (Maillart), 1972.

SUBJECT FILES

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291 Air Research and Development, Germany, 1954. Includes Reissner's report on Germany.
292 APPLICATION OF REISSNER'S LIFTING SURFACE THEORY TO PLANE AND TWISTED WINGS - Thesis by Donald O. Neil, 1950.
293 Elastic Structures Workshop - University of British Columbia, August 18-20, 1983.
294 Guggenheim Fellowship, 1962.
295 JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS - MIT. Includes proposals for journal and correspondence regarding its inception.
296 National Science Foundation Fellowship - Harvard University, 1968.
297 Plate Theory History - Correspondence, 1948 - 1996.
298 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.
299 Plate Theory History Reprints.
2910 Russia - 3rd National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 1968. Includes miscellaneous correspondence and ephemera.
2911 Visiting appointment to Berlin, 1965.



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