Stephen H. Crandall


Stephen Harry Crandall[1] (December 2, 1920[2] – October 29, 2013[3]) was a professor of mechanical engineering at MIT. He earned his master's degree in engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey and his Ph.D. from MIT. He joined the MIT faculty in 1946 and taught dynamics and strength of materials until his retirement in 1991. He was a prolific author of texts in solid mechanics, numerical methods, and random vibration. His mentor at MIT was J. P. Den Hartog. He was awarded the Timoshenko Medal[4] in 1990 "in recognition of distinguished contributions to the field of applied mechanics." He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1993.[5]


  1. ^ Elishakoff, I., “Stephen Harry Crandall”, in Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics (H. Altenbach and A. Öchsner, eds.), pp. 465-468, Berlin: Springer, 2020.
  2. ^ Who's who in the World - Marquis Who's Who, LLC - Google Books. September 1976. ISBN 9780837911038. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  3. ^ Stephen H. Crandall, professor emeritus in MechE, dies at 92
  4. ^ iMechanica (2006-09-17). "1990 Timoshenko Medal Acceptance Speech by Stephen H. Crandall". iMechanica. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  5. ^ Published: May 02, 1993 (1993-05-02). "60 Are Chosen for National Academy of Sciences". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-02.


Crandall, Stephen H., Dahl, Norman C. -Editors, An Introduction to Mechanics of Solids, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, (1959)

Crandall, Stephen H., Engineering Analysis. A Survey of Numerical Procedures, ISBN 978-0-07-013430-0 ISBN 0070134308, (1956)

Crandall, Stephen H., Random Vibration, MIT PRESS, ISBN 978-1-124-06977-7, (1959)

External linksEdit

  • Acceptance speech for Timoshenko medal