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CRD's Barenblatt Wins Timoshenko Medal for Applied Mechanics

November 14, 2005

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers announced that Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt of CRD's Mathematics Group was awarded the 2005 Timoshenko Medal “for seminal contributions to nearly every area of solid and fluid mechanics, including fracture mechanics, turbulence, stratified flows, flames, flow in porous media, and the theory and application of intermediate asymptotics.” The award was bestowed at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in Orlando, Florida, November 5-11, 2005.

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