Progress in Applied Mechanics

The Chien Wei-zang Anniversary Volume

  • Yeh Kai-yuan

Part of the Mechanics of Surface Structures book series (MOSS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Continuum Mechanics

  3. General Mechanics

  4. Fluid Mechanics

  5. Elasticity and Plasticity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Fan Wei-Xun
      Pages 93-95
    3. Cheng Chang-Jun, Shang Xin-Chun, Duan Dai-Ming, Zhu Jian-Gang
      Pages 97-118
  6. Generalized variational principles

  7. Theory of Plates and Shells

  8. Composite materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
  9. Finite deformation of plates and shells

  10. Fracture Mechanics

  11. Computational Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Zhong Wan-Xie, Lin Jia-Hao
      Pages 371-378
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 399-406

About this book


Prof. W. Z. Chien was born on 9 October, 1912 and 1982 saw the 70th anniversary of his birth. Some of his friends, colleagues, and former students prepared this special volume in honour of his outstanding contribution to the field of mechanics. The volume does not contain contributions from all of his students and friends and for this we apologize. Prof. Chien's family have lived. in Qufangquiao Village, Hongshengli, Wuxi County, Jiangsu Province for generations. Many members of his family have been teachers in this village. When he was 14 years old his father died and for a time it appeared necessary to terminate his education but, fortunately, an uncle, Chien Mu, who later became a very famous historian in China, came to his aid and he was able to continue his studies. In 1931 he took entrance exams and was simultaneously admitted to five prestigious Chinese universities. Of these, he chose to enter Tsing-hau University in Beijing, with major work in physics. He received his baccaulaurate in 1935 and taught at middle school for a time until he was awarded a Sino:'British scholarship to study abroad. In the competition for this award, three of the recipients were in the field of mechanics: Prof. C. C. Lin, Prof. Kuo Yung-huai, and Prof. Chien Wei-zang. All three arrived in Toronto in August, 1940 and entered the Depart­ ment of Applied Mathematics of the University of Toronto to study under Prof. J. L. Synge.


Emission fluid mechanics mechanics plasticity vibration

Editors and affiliations

  • Yeh Kai-yuan
    • 1
  1. 1.Lanzhou UniversityLanzhou, GansuPeople’s Republic of China

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8061-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3487-0
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