Ted Belytschko


Ted Bohdan Belytschko (January 13, 1943 – September 15, 2014) was an American mechanical engineer.[1] He was Walter P. Murphy Professor and McCormick Professor of Computational Mechanics at Northwestern University.[2] He worked in the field of computational solid mechanics and was known for development of methods like element-free Galerkin method and the Extended finite element method.

Ted Bohdan Belytschko
Born(1943-01-13)13 January 1943
Died15 September 2014(2014-09-15) (aged 71)
Alma materIllinois Institute of Technology
Scientific career
InstitutionsNorthwestern University
ThesisNumerical methods for the limit analysis of plates (1968)
Doctoral advisorPhilip Gibson Hodge

Belytschko received his B.S. in Engineering Sciences (1965) and his Ph.D. in Mechanics (1968) from the Illinois Institute of Technology.[2] He was named in ISI Database as the fourth most cited engineering researcher in January 2004. He was also the editor of the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. He died at the age of 71 on September 15, 2014.[3]

Awards and honorsEdit


  1. ^ Supplement to Who's who in America. Marquis Who's Who. 27 April 1987. ISBN 9780837971001 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b "Ted Belytschko". Department of Mechanical Engineering. Northwestern University. Retrieved June 2, 2011.
  3. ^ "Ted Belytschko". Department of Mechanical Engineering. Northwestern University. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Dr. Ted B. Belytschko". National Academy of Science. Archived from the original on July 4, 2013. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "Dr. Ted B. Belytschko". National Academy of Engineering. Retrieved June 2, 2011.
  6. ^ "Award Recipients". United States Association for Computational Mechanics. Archived from the original on April 20, 2009. Retrieved June 2, 2011.
  7. ^ "Timoshenko Medal". American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Retrieved June 2, 2011.
  8. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved June 2, 2011.
  9. ^ "Archive of IACM Awards" (PDF). International Association for Computational Mechanics. Retrieved June 2, 2011.

External linksEdit

  • Ted Belytschko's website
  • Ted Belytschko publications indexed by Google Scholar