Eric Reissner Papers, 1930-1996 (MSS 416)

Extent: 11.6 Linear feet (29 archives boxes)

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.

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.

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 Atluri, 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.

Container List

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Box 1 Folder 1
American Academy of Mechanics and American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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

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

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

Comments on manuscripts.

Box 3 Folder 2
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1977 - 1988

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

Includes early manuscript and published reprint.

Box 14 Folder 6
Publications of Reissner: Early manuscript with title similar to publication #85

("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..."

Includes early manuscript and published reprint.

Box 14 Folder 9
Publications of Reissner: 90 - "Small Rotationally Symmetric Deformations of Shallow Helocoidal Shells"

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"

Includes early manuscript and published reprint.

Box 14 Folder 12
Publications of Reissner: 95 - "On Axi-symmetrical Vibrations of Shallow Spherical Shells"

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

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

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

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

See Graves, R. L.

Box 16 Folder 13
Shell Theory Manuscript
Box 16 Folder 14
Torsion of Circular Cylindrical Beam Consisting of Solid Core...

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

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

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

For Langley Aeronautical Laboratory.

Box 17 Folder 7
Effect of Concentrated Loads and Edge Discontinuities on Stresses and Deformations in Pressurized Thin Shells

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

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

For Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.

Box 17 Folder 12
Method for Calculation of Air-forces on Oscillating Finite Wing, 1943

For Curtiss-Wright Corporation.

Box 17 Folder 13
Non-Linear Effects in Vibrations of Cylindrical Shells, 1955

For the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation.

Box 17 Folder 14
Notes on Vibrations of Thin, Pressurized, Cylindrical Shells, 1955

For the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation.

Box 17 Folder 15
On Buckling of Circular Rings and Cylindrical Buckling of Circular Cylindrical Shells (1953) and ..., 1953

For the Dresser Manufacturing Company.

Box 17 Folder 16
On the Determination of Stresses and Displacements for Unsymmetrical Deformation of Shallow Spherical Shells, 1957

For Space Technology Laboratories.

Box 17 Folder 17
Rotating Thread in Resisting Medium, 1954 - 1955

For Saco-Lowell Shops, includes correspondence.

Box 17 Folder 18
Rotationally Symmetric Stress Distributions in Pyrographic Shells of Revolution and Deformations..., 1959 - 1960

For the Ratheon Company. Includes correspondence.

Box 18 Folder 1
Stresses and Deformations of Rotating Threads, 1943

For Saco-Lowell.

Box 18 Folder 2
Stresses and Deformations of Shallow, Spherical, Pressurized Shells, 1957

For Lockheed.

Box 18 Folder 3
Stresses and Deformation of Shallow, Spherical, Pressurized Shells, 1957

For Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.

Box 18 Folder 4
Stresses and Deformations of Thin, Pressurized Cylindrical Shells, 1955

For the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation.

Box 18 Folder 5
Supplementary Report E-Theoretical Treatment of Problem of Engine Equilibrium, 1938

For Liberty-Mutual.

Box 18 Folder 6
Theory of Rate of Turn Indicator Having Rubber Plate Spring, 1939

Consult report for Stark Draper.

Box 18 Folder 7
Thermal and Surface Load Stresses in Thin Elastic Shells of Revolution, 1957

For Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.

Box 18 Folder 8
Thermal Stresses Due to Bonding of Dissimilar Materials, 1956

For Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company.

Box 18 Folder 9
Wind Tunnel Corrections for the Two-Dimensional Theory of Oscillating Airfoils, 1947

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

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

Manuscript.

Box 26 Folder 7
AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter One (Fall), 1977

Two Dimensional Theory of Plane Stress and Strain.

Box 26 Folder 8
AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter One

Two Dimensional Theory of Plane Stress and Strain.

Box 26 Folder 9
AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Two

Two Dimensional Linear Shell Theory.

Box 27 Folder 1
AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Two

Two Dimensional Linear Shell Theory.

Box 27 Folder 2
AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Three

Linear Plate Theory. [Photocopy of original]

Box 27 Folder 3
AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Three

Linear Plate Theory. [Original typescript with corrections]

Box 27 Folder 4
AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Four

Cylindrical Shells. Manuscript.

Box 27 Folder 5
Class Notes - AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Four

Cylindrical Shells.

Box 27 Folder 6
AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Five

Shallow Shell Theory.

Box 27 Folder 7
AMES 235 - Theory of Shells - Chapter Six

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

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

Talk given at Stanford and Georgia Tech, November 1989.

Box 27 Folder 13
Charles E. Foster Lecture, April 6, 1995

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

[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

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

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

Given at Santa Barbara (April), Georgia Tech (October), Stanford (December)

Box 28 Folder 14
Six Lectures on Shallow Shells, 1953

Includes some unfinished results.

Box 28 Folder 15
Tokyo Seminar - May, 1986
Box 28 Folder 16
Torsion Bending Seminar, 1979

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

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

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

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

Includes miscellaneous correspondence and ephemera.

Box 29 Folder 11
Visiting appointment to Berlin, 1965