| Chi-Chang Chao|
L. B. Freund
| 20 August 1935 (age 80)
Leeuwarden, Netherlands (1935-08-20) |
Delft University of Technology;
William Prager Medal (2001)
National Medal of Technology
National Medal of Science
Theodore von Karman Medal (2010)
ASME Medal (2012)
Stanford University, Delft University of Technology, Northwestern University
Timoshenko Medal, National Medal of Technology and Innovation, National Medal of Science for Engineering
Wave propagation in elastic, Reciprocity in Elastodynamics, A theory of elasticity with micr, Ray methods for waves
Jan D. Achenbach Wikipedia
Jan Drewes Achenbach (born 20 August 1935) is a professor emeritus (Walter P. Murphy Professor and Distinguished McCormick School Professor) at Northwestern University. Achenbach was born in the northern region of the Netherlands, in Leeuwarden. He studied aeronautics at Delft University of Technology, which he finished with a M.Sc. degree in 1959. Thereafter, he went to the United States, Stanford University, where he received his Ph.D. degree in 1962. After working for a year as a preceptor at Columbia University, he was then appointed as assistant professor at Northwestern University.
Achenbach has developed methods for flaw detection and characterization by using contact transducers, imaging techniques and laser-based ultrasonics. He has also developed methods for thin-layer characterization by acoustic microscopy. Work is both analytical and experimental in nature, with extensive cooperation with investigators from other universities and from industrial organizations on theoretical experimental projects. Work in fracture mechanics has been primarily on dynamic fracture. He also carries out research on structural acoustics and on the mechanical behavior of composite materials.
Achenbach is the founding editor-in-chief of Wave Motion. He was editor in chief from the journal's establishment in 1979, until 2012.2012 – ASME Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2010 – Theodore von Karman Medal by the American Society of Civil Engineers
2005 – National Medal of Science
2003 – National Medal of Technology
2001 – William Prager Medal by the Society of Engineering Science
1997 – Outstanding Service Award by the American Academy of Mechanics
1996 – McDonnell-Douglas Aerospace Model of Excellence Award by McDonnell-Douglas Aerospace
1992 – Timoshenko Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1975 – Curtis W. McGraw Research Award by the American Society of Engineering Education
Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Member of the National Academy of Engineering
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Honorary Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1994)
Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Corresponding Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1999
Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America
Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics
Achenbach, J. D. (2003). Reciprocity in elastodynamics. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-81734-9.
——; Gautesen, A. K.; McMaken, H. (1982). Ray methods for waves in elastic solids. Pitman Advanced Pub. Program. ISBN 0-273-08453-4.
—— (1975). A theory of elasticity with microstructure for directionally reinforced composites. Springer. ISBN 978-3-211-81234-1.
—— (1973). Wave propagation in elastic solids. North-Holland Series in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. North-Holland. ISBN 0-7204-0325-1.