Professor Joe Penzien, 1924 – 2011
Current time: 12-15-2018, 12:03 AM
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Author: yakwetu
Last Post: adshrt
Replies 1
Views 1420

Professor Joe Penzien, 1924 – 2011
#1
Joseph Penzien, a University of California-Berkeley engineering professor who developed the world's first modern shake table in 1972 and pioneered groundbreaking earthquake engineering research and academics, died on Sept. 19 in Redwood City, Calif. He was 86.


PENZIEN
Penzien, a 35-year teaching veteran at the school, was a key developer of its programs in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, "which many considered to be the best in the world," according to a 2004 oral history conducted by Robert Reitherman, executive director of the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering.

An introduction by Berkeley professor Anil Chopra noted that while Penzien taught all of the program's courses, "his unique contribution was the first course on random vibrations." Developed in 1961, it was "the earliest course on this subject offered in a civil engineering department in the U.S." he said, further noting that it "became legendary for how tough it was and enhanced his already-existing reputation of teaching difficult subjects."

Penzien later co-authored a landmark 1975 textbook, “Dynamics of Structures.” The book was groundbreaking "in terms of its broad scope, comprehensive coverage and philsophy," said Chopra
Proud Member of Best Civil Engineering Forum since May 2009
[-] The following 8 users say Thank You to yakwetu for this post:
  • peymanlord, Albert, ska51, Sumatra, cace-01, Saze808, 3fan, atram
Reply
#2
My sincere condolence to the Stalwart in Structural Dynamics
1.Read and Follow the Forum RULES Strictly & Carefully.
2.Always Search Before Posting new materials or Requests.
3.Use all Software's or Books shared in our Forum for EVALUATION Purpose,If you like these materials,Strictly suggested to Buy for Supporting the Developers

Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Requirements for PhD, professor, etc. ivanveliki 1 1,556 12-14-2013, 02:09 AM
Last Post: yakwetu
Professor Olek Cecil Zienkiewicz: 1921-2009 Ultra Zone 0 1,574 08-21-2009, 06:49 PM
Last Post: Ultra Zone



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)