Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics

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Lippmann, Horst

  • Ewald WernerEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-53605-6_335-1

Horst Lippmann (May 7th, 1931 in Dresden, Germany; †August 9th, 2008 in Sitia, Crete, Greece) was a mathematician and professor with the focus on continuum mechanics.Open image in new window


From 1949 Horst Lippmann studied pure mathematics and theoretical physics at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald. In 1955 he was awarded the title Dr.rer.nat. as student of the topologist W. Rinow.

Professional Career

In 1957 Lippmann transferred to Hannover where he became Privatdozent in 1961. The TH Braunschweig appointed him as full professor of mechanics (1965). In 1971 he was appointed as full professor of mechanics and mechanics of materials at the TH Karlsruhe. From 1975 until his retirement in 1996, Lippmann headed the Institute A of Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich and the Staatliches Materialprüfamt für den Maschinenbau as successor of Heinz Neuber.

Scientific Achievements and Honors

Horst Lippmann’s scientific focus was on plastomechanics of metal...

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  1. Lippmann H (1968) Schwingungslehre. Bibliographisches Institut, MannheimzbMATHGoogle Scholar
  2. Lippmann H (1981) Mechanik des Plastischen Fließens. Springer, BerlinCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Lippmann H (1992) Angewandte Tensorrechnung. Springer, BerlinGoogle Scholar
  4. Lippmann H, Mahrenholtz O (1967) Plastomechanik der Umformung metallischer Werkstoffe. Springer, BerlinCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Werner E (2009) Obituary to Professor Horst Lippmann. Arch Appl Mech 79:3–4CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fakultät für Maschinenwesen, Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffkunde und Werkstoffmechanik, Staatl. Materialprüfamt für den MaschinenbauTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Holm Altenbach
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  1. 1.Fakultät für Maschinenbau, Institut für MechanikOtto-von-Guericke-Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany