M. Hetényi

(formerly the Experimental Techniques “Outstanding Paper” 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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2023 Recipients

For the outstanding paper entitled "High-Speed, 3D Volumetric Displacement and Strain Mapping in Soft Materials Using Light Field Microscopy” published in Experimental Mechanics 62-9, 1673–1690 (2022).

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The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the M. Hetényi Award in the past.
2022 - H. D. Espinosa, Z. Lin, D. Magagnosc, J. Wen, C.-S. Oh, S. Kim "In-Situ SEM High Strain Rate Testing of Large Diameter Micropillars Followed by TEM and EBSD Postmortem Analysis" published in Experimental Mechanics 61-5, 739 - 752 (2021). 2021 - S. Dondeti, H. V. Tippur "A Comparative Study of Dynamic Fracture of Soda-Lime Glass Using Photoelasticity, Digital Image Correlation and Digital Gradient Sensing Techniques" published in Experimental Mechanics 60, 217–233 (2020)
2020 - V. Rubino, A. Rosakis, N. Lapusta, "For the outstanding paper entitled "Full-field Ultrahigh-speed Quantification of Dynamic Shear Ruptures Using Digital Image Correlation" published in Experimental Mechanics 59, 551–582 (2019) 2019 - R. Seghir, F. Pierron, "A Novel Image-based Ultrasonic Test to Map Material Mechanical Properties at High Strain-rates" Experimental Mechanics (2018) 58:2 pp 183–206.
2018 - M.P. Echlin, J. C. Stinville, D. Texier, F. Bridier, P. Bocher, T.M. Pollock, "Sub-Grain Scale Digital Image Correlation by Electron Microscopy for Polycrystalline Materials during Elastic and Plastic Deformation", Experimental Mechanics 56 (2) (2016): 197-216. 2017 - B. Pan, L. Yu, "Color Stereo-Digital Image Correlation Method Using a Single 3CCD Color Camera," Experimental Mechanics, 57, Issue 4 (2017): 649-657.
2017 - O. Kingstedt, J. Lambros, "Ultra-High Speed Imaging of Laser-Induced Spallation" Experimental Mechanics March 2015, 55 (3), 587-598 2016 - E. Jones, M. Silberstein, S. White, N. Sottos, "In Situ Measurements of Strains in Composite Battery Electrodes during Electrochemical Cycling" Experimental Mechanics 54, no. 6 (2014): 971-985
2015 - 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. 2014 - 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.
2013 - 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. 2012 - 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”
2011 - 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. 2010 - 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.
2009 - 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. 2008 - 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.
2007 - 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. 2006 - 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.
2005 - 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. 2004 - 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.
2003 - 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. 2002 - 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.
2001 - 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. 2000 - C. Bacon “An experimental method for considering dispersion and attenuation in a viscoelastic Hopkinson bar” Experimental Mechanics 38, no. 4 (1998): 242-249.
1999 - J.F. Doyle “A wavelet deconvolution method for impact force identification”
Experimental Mechanics 37, no. 4 (1997): 403-408.
1998 - J. McKelvie “Measurement of energy release rates for delaminations in composite materials”
Experimental Mechanics 36, no. 1 (1996): 55-63.
1997 - A. Ajovalasit, S. Barone, G. Petrucci “Towards RGB photoelasticity: Full-field automated photoelasticity in white light” Experimental Mechanics 35, no. 3 (1995): 193-200. 1996 - 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.
1995 - J.W. Dally, D.T. Read “Electron beam moiré” Experimental Mechanics 33, no. 4 (1993): 270-277. 1994 - 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.
1993 - 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. 1992 - 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.
1991 - V.K. Kinra, V. Dayal “A new technique for ultrasonic-nondestructive evaluation of thin specimens”
Experimental Mechanics 28, no. 3 (1988): 288-297.
1989 - M. Hashish “Visualization of the abrasive-waterjet cutting process”
Experimental Mechanics 28, no. 2 (1988): 159-169.
1988 - 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. 1986 - 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.
1984 - K. Kawata, N. Takeda, S. Hashimoto “Photoelastic-coating analysis of dynamic stress concentration in composite strips” Experimental Mechanics 24, no. 4 (1984): 316-327. 1983 - 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.
1982 - C.A. Sciammarella, P.K. Rastogi, P. Jacquot, R. Narayanan “Holographic moiré in real time”
Experimental Mechanics 22, no. 2 (1982): 52-63.
1981 - 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.
1980 - 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. 1979 - R.F. Gibson “Measurement of creep in rotating viscoelastic disks”
Experimental Mechanics 19, no. 10 (1979): 378-383.
1978 - 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. 1977 - J.G. Blauel, J. Beinert, M. Wenk “Fracture-mechanics investigations of cracks in rotating disks”
Experimental Mechanics 17, no. 3 (1977): 106-112.
1976 - R.L. Johnson “Measurement of elastic-plastic stresses by scattered-light photomechanics”
Experimental Mechanics 16, no. 6 (1976): 201-208
1975 - I.M. Daniel, R.E. Rowlands “On wave and fracture propagation in Rock Media”
Experimental Mechanics 15, no. 12 (1975): 449-457.
1973 - R.J. Sanford, V.J. Parks “On the limitations of interferometric methods in three-dimensional photoelasticity” Experimental Mechanics 13, no. 11 (1973): 464-471. 1972 - 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.
1971 - P.M. Boone “A method for directly determining surface strain fields using diffraction gratings”
Experimental Mechanics 11, no. 11 (1971): 481-489.
1970 - 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.
1969 - 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. 1968 - M.S. Lin, E.P. Popov “Buckling of spherical sandwich shells” Experimental Mechanics 9, no. 10 (1969): 433-440.
1967 - W.J. Rhines “An extension of generalized plane stress for problems with out-of-plane restraint”
Experimental Mechanics 8, no. 11 (1968): 481-487.