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  M. Hetényi Award  

This award was established in 1967 for the best research paper published in Experimental Mechanics. It was named in honor of Dr. Miklos Hetényi. A brief biography and an abridged list of Dr. Hetényi's professional accomplishments follow:

University of Technical Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 1924-30; Diploma in Civil Engineering, 1931; Graduate work with H.M. Westerguard, Univ. of Illinois, 1934-35 and with S.P. Timoshenko, Univ. of Michigan, 1935-36; PhD in Eng. Mechanics, 1936.

Author of over 70 scientific papers on analytical and experimental mechanics and on the theory of structures; Beams on Elastic Foundations, Univ. of Michigan, 1946; Coeditor of Proc. of the Tenth International Congress on Applied Mechanics, Springer Ed., 1969.

Contributions to SEM:
1 of 4 founders, 1943; Vice President, 1943-44; 2nd President, 1944-45; Editor, Handbook of Experimental Stress Analysis, 1950.

General Contributions:

Development and Application of Three-Dimensional Photoelasticity; Development of a "Reduction Method" for the Analysis of Continuous Frames; Development of a "Method of Initial Parameters" for the Analysis of beams, beam-grillages, and beams in elastic foundations; Solution for Axi-Symmetrical Deformation of Spherical Shells and Related Structures.


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A. Leonard, F. Fraternali, C. Daraio "Directional Wave Propagation in a Highly Nonlinear Square Packing of Spheres" Experimental Mechanics 53, no. 3 (2013): 327-337.

  Chiara Daraio    
Professor Daraio received a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche, Italy (2001). She received her M.S. (2003) and Ph.D. (2006) degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. Chiara joined the California Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor 2006 and was promoted full professor in 2010. In 2013, she joined the department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zürich, with a chair in Mechanics and Materials. She received a Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE) from the White House, was elected as a Sloan Research Fellow and received an ONR Young Investigator Award. Her work was featured in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. She was also selected as one of the “Brilliant 10” by Popular Science magazine, won an NSF CAREER award and the Richard Von Mises Prize. Her publications can be found at
  Fernando Fraternali    
Fernando Fraternali is an Associate Professor of Structural Mechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Salerno, Italy. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Salerno, and a Ph.D. in Multiscale Mechanics from King's College London. In January 2014 he received the Academic Habilitation as Full Professor by the Italian Ministry of Education. Most of his research work concerns computational mechanics; multiscale numerical modeling and simulation of materials and structures; and the computational design and engineering of phononic crystals, environmentally compatible composite materials, nanomaterials and biomaterials.
  Andrea Leonard    

Dr. Andrea Leonard received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Montana State University (2007). She received her M.S. (2009) and Ph.D. (2013) degrees in Applied Mechanics from California Institute of Technology, for her work on controlling wave propagation through nonlinear engineered granular systems. During her graduate studies, she was awarded a Department of Energy Graduate Research Fellowship (DOE SCGF). After a short postdoc at ETH-Zurich with Professor Daraio, she moved to the University of Washington, where she is currently pursing postdoctoral research in Professor Sniadecki’s Cell Biomechanics Lab.

  B. Pant, S. Choi, E.K. Baumert, B.L. Allen, S. Graham, K. Gall, O.N. Pierron "MEMS-Based Nanomechanics: Influence of MEMS Design on Test Temperature" Experimental Mechanics 52, no. 6 (2012): 607-617.
  K. Kim, S. Daly  “Martensite Strain Memory in the Shape Memory Alloy Nickel-Titanium Under Mechanical Cycling” Experimental Mechanics 51, no. 4 (2011): 641-652.
  K.N. Jonnalagadda, I. Chasiotis, S. Yagnamurthy, J. Lambros, J. Pulskamp, R. Polcawich, M. Dubey  “Experimental Investigation of Strain Rate Dependence of Nanocrystalline Pt Films”
Experimental Mechanics 50, no. 1 (2010): 25-35.
  M. Bornert, F. Brémand, P. Doumalin, J.-C. Dupré, M. Fazzini, M. Grédiac, F. Hild, S. Mistou, J. Molimard, J.-J. Orteu, L. Robert, Y. Surrel, P. Vacher, B. Wattrisse  “Assessment of Digital Image Correlation Measurement Errors: Methodology and Results” Experimental Mechanics 49, no. 3 (2009): 353-370.
  A.K. Pandey, R. Pratap, F.S. Chau  “Effect of Pressure on Fluid Damping in MEMS Torsional Resonators with Flow Ranging from Continuum to Molecular Regime” Experimental Mechanics 48, no. 1 (2008): 91-106.
  D. Mohr, S. Henn  “Calibration of Stress-triaxiality Dependent Crack Formation Criteria: A New Hybrid Experimental–Numerical Method” Experimental Mechanics 47, no. 6 (2007): 805-820.
  G. Lykotrafitis, A.J. Rosakis, G. Ravichandran  “Particle Velocimetry and Photoelasticity Applied to the Study of Dynamic Sliding Along Frictionally-Held Bimaterial Interfaces: Techniques and Feasibility”
Experimental Mechanics 46, no. 2 (2006): 205-216.
  W.N. Everett, P. Shih, J.D. Humphrey  “A bi-plane video-based system for studying the mechanics of arterial bifurcations” Experimental Mechanics 45, no. 4 (2005): 377-382.
  D. Jia, K.T. Ramesh  “A rigorous assessment of the benefits of miniaturization in the Kolsky bar system” Experimental Mechanics 44, no. 5 (2004): 445-454.
  F. Barthelat, Z. Wu, B.C. Prorok, H.D. Espinosa  “Dynamic torsion testing of nanocrystalline coatings using high-speed photography and digital image correlation” Experimental Mechanics 43, no. 3 (2003): 331-340.
  J. Wang, R.L. Weaver, N.R. Sottos  “A parametric study of laser induced thin film spallation”
Experimental Mechanics 42, no. 1 (2002): 74-83.
  M.A. Sutton, W. Zhao, S.R. McNeill, H.W. Schreier, Y.J. Chao  “Development and assessment of a single-image fringe projection method for dynamic applications” Experimental Mechanics 41, no. 3 (2001): 205-217.
  T. Nishioka, K. Kurio, H. Nakabayashi  “An intelligent hybrid method to automatically detect and eliminate experimental measurement errors for linear elastic deformation fields”
Experimental Mechanics 40, no. 2 (2000): 170-179.
  B.K. Bay, T.S. Smith, D.P. Fyhrie, M. Saad  “Digital volume correlation: Three-dimensional strain mapping using X-ray tomography” Experimental Mechanics 39, no. 3 (1999): 217-226.
  C. Bacon  “An experimental method for considering dispersion and attenuation in a viscoelastic Hopkinson bar” Experimental Mechanics 38, no. 4 (1998): 242-249.
  J.F. Doyle  “A wavelet deconvolution method for impact force identification”
Experimental Mechanics 37, no. 4 (1997): 403-408.
  J. McKelvie  “Measurement of energy release rates for delaminations in composite materials”
Experimental Mechanics 36, no. 1 (1996): 55-63.
  A. Ajovalasit, S. Barone, G. Petrucci  “Towards RGB photoelasticity: Full-field automated photoelasticity in white light” Experimental Mechanics 35, no. 3 (1995): 193-200.
  D. Nelson, E. Fuchs, A. Makino, D. Williams  “Residual-stress determination by single-axis holographic interferometry and hole drilling—Part II: Experiments” Experimental Mechanics 34, no. 1 (1994): 79-88.
  J.W. Dally, D.T. Read  “Electron beam moiré” Experimental Mechanics 33, no. 4 (1993): 270-277.
  S.E. Hanneman, V.K. Kinra, C. Zhu  “A new technique for ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation of adhesive joints: Part II. Experiment” Experimental Mechanics 32, no. 4 (1992): 332-339.
  H.V. Tippur, A.J. Rosakis  “Quasi-static and dynamic crack growth along bimaterial interfaces: A note on crack-tip field measurements using coherent gradient sensing” Experimental Mechanics 31, no. 3 (1991): 243-251.
  T.P. Quinn, C.D. Mote Jr.  “Optimal design of an uncoupled six degree of freedom dynamometer”
Experimental Mechanics 30, no. 1 (1990): 40-48.
  V.K. Kinra, V. Dayal  “A new technique for ultrasonic-nondestructive evaluation of thin specimens”
Experimental Mechanics 28, no. 3 (1988): 288-297.
  M. Hashish  “Visualization of the abrasive-waterjet cutting process”
Experimental Mechanics 28, no. 2 (1988): 159-169.
  T. Daami, M. Touratier, L. Castex  “Effect of plastic deformation on the acoustoelastic response of some materials” Experimental Mechanics 27, no. 4 (1987): 333-337.
  E. Vogt, J. Geldmacher, B. Dirr, H. Kreitlow  “Hybrid vibration-mode analysis of rotating turbine-blade models” Experimental Mechanics 25, no. 2 (1985): 161-170.
  K. Kawata, N. Takeda, S. Hashimoto  “Photoelastic-coating analysis of dynamic stress concentration in composite strips” Experimental Mechanics 24, no. 4 (1984): 316-327.
  A.S. Voloshin, C.P. Burger  “Half-fringe photoelasticity: A new approach to whole-field stress analysis” Experimental Mechanics 23, no. 3 (1983): 304-313.
  C.A. Sciammarella, P.K. Rastogi, P. Jacquot, R. Narayanan  “Holographic moiré in real time”
Experimental Mechanics 22, no. 2 (1982): 52-63.
  D. Bar-Tikva, A.F. Grandt Jr., A.N. Palazotto  “An experimental weight function for stress-intensity-factor calibrations” Experimental Mechanics 21, no. 10 (1981): 371-378.
  D.R. Williams, D.L. Davidson, J. Lankford  “Fatigue-crack-tip plastic strains by the stereoimaging technique” Experimental Mechanics 20, no. 4 (1980): 134-139.
  R.F. Gibson  “Measurement of creep in rotating viscoelastic disks”
Experimental Mechanics 19, no. 10 (1979): 378-383.
  K.A. Stetson  “The use of an image derotator in hologram interferometry and speckle photography of rotating objects” Experimental Mechanics 18, no. 2 (1978): 67-73.
  J.G. Blauel, J. Beinert, M. Wenk  “Fracture-mechanics investigations of cracks in rotating disks”
Experimental Mechanics 17, no. 3 (1977): 106-112.
  R.L. Johnson  “Measurement of elastic-plastic stresses by scattered-light photomechanics”
Experimental Mechanics 16, no. 6 (1976): 201-208.
  I.M. Daniel, R.E. Rowlands  “On wave and fracture propagation in Rock Media”
Experimental Mechanics 15, no. 12 (1975): 449-457.
  R.J. Sanford, V.J. Parks  “On the limitations of interferometric methods in three-dimensional photoelasticity” Experimental Mechanics 13, no. 11 (1973): 464-471.
  D.C. Holloway, W.F. Ranson, C.E. Taylor  “A neoteric interferometer for use in holographic photoelasticity” Experimental Mechanics 12, no. 10 (1972): 461-465.
  P.M. Boone  “A method for directly determining surface strain fields using diffraction gratings”
Experimental Mechanics 11, no. 11 (1971): 481-489.
  T.D. Dudderar, R. O'Regan  “Measurement of the strain field near a crack tip in polymethylmethacrylate by holographic interferometry” Experimental Mechanics 11, no. 2 (1971): 49-56.
  R.E. Rowlands, C.E. Taylor, I.M. Daniel  “A multiple-pulse ruby-laser system for dynamic photomechanics: Applications to transmitted- and scattered-light photoelasticity” Experimental Mechanics 9, no. 9 (1969): 385-393.
  M.S. Lin, E.P. Popov  “Buckling of spherical sandwich shells” Experimental Mechanics 9, no. 10 (1969): 433-440.
  W.J. Rhines  “An extension of generalized plane stress for problems with out-of-plane restraint”
Experimental Mechanics 8, no. 11 (1968): 481-487.





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