Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics

Living Edition
| Editors: Holm Altenbach, Andreas Öchsner

Timoshenko, Stepan Prokofievitch

Living reference work entry

Later version available View entry history

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-53605-6_353-2
Stephan Prokopovych Timoshenko was born in the village Shpotovka in the Chernigov Governorate on December 23, 1878, in Ukraine, then part of the Russian Empire. At every turn, good fortune has found its way to Stephen Timoshenko. The blessings started before his birth. His father was a serf. The nobleman and the landowner fell in love with Timoshenko’s aunt, his father’s sister, and then married her. As a result, Timoshenko’s father became part of the land owner’s family, rather than spending his life in serfdom, or near slavery.
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.


  1. Elishakoff I (2019a) who developed the so called Timoshenko beam theory? Math Mech Solids, in pressGoogle Scholar
  2. Elishakoff I (2019b) J.P. Den Hartog about S.P. Timoshenko: Fifty years later. Math Mech Solids; 24(5):1340–1348Google Scholar
  3. Elishakoff I (2019c) Stepan Prokofievich Timoshenko and America. Z Angew Math Mech, in pressGoogle Scholar
  4. Elishakoff I (2019d) Handbook on Timoshenko-Ehrenfest Beam and Uflyand-Mindlin plate theories. World Scientific, SingaporeCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Elishakoff I, Kaplunov J, Nolde E (2015) Celebrating the centenary of Timoshenko’s study of effects of shear deformation and rotary inertia. Appl Mech Rev 67(6):060802CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Han SM, Benaroya H, Wei T (1999) Dynamics of transversally vibrating beams using four engineering theories. J Sound Vib 325:935–988CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Howard TN (ed.) (1967) The Rayleigh archives dedication, Office of Aerospace Research, AFCRL Special Report No 63, United States Air forceGoogle Scholar
  8. Laura PAA, Rossi RE and Maurizi MJ (1992) Vibrating Timoshenko beams, a tribute to the 70th anniversary of the publication of professor S. Timoshenko's epoch making contribution, universidad national del sur, Bahia Balanca, ArgentinaGoogle Scholar
  9. Lessells JM et al (eds) (1938) Contributions in the mechanics of solids: dedicated to Stephen Timoshenko by his friends on the occasion of the sixtieth birthday anniversary. Macmillan, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  10. Soderberg CR, Stephen P (1982) Timoshenko: December 23, 1878 – May 29, 1972. Biographical Mem 53:323–349Google Scholar
  11. Timoshenko SP (1914) A course in theory of elasticity, Part 1, general theory, bending and torsion of rods. Plane problem. Bodies of revolution. A.E. Collins Publishers, St. Petersburg. (in Russian)Google Scholar
  12. Timoshenko SP (1916) A course of elasticity theory. Part 2: rods and plates. A.E. Collins Publishers, St. Petersburg (in Russian) (2nd edition, Kiev, “Naukova Dumka” Publishers, pp 337–338, 341, 1972)Google Scholar
  13. Timoshenko SP (1920) On the differential equation for the flexural vibrations of prismatical rods. Glasnik Hrvatskoga Prirodaslovnoga \( \mathrm{Dru}{\check{\mathrm s}}\mathrm{tva} \) (Herald of the Croatian Nature Association) 32(2):55–57Google Scholar
  14. Timoshenko SP 1921 On the correction for shear of the differential equation for transverse vibrations of prismatic bar. Philosophical Magazine Series 6 41/245:744–746Google Scholar
  15. Timoshenko SP (1922) On the transverse vibration of bars of uniform sections, philosophical Magazine, Series 6, 43/125:131.Google Scholar
  16. Timoshenko SP (1953a) History of strength of materials with a brief account of theory and elasticity and theory of structures. McGraw-Hill, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  17. Timoshenko SP (1953b) Collected papers. McGraw-Hill, New YorkzbMATHGoogle Scholar
  18. Timoshenko SP (1959) Engineering education in Russia. McGraw-Hill, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  19. Timoshenko SP (1963) Remembrances. Paris (in Russian)Google Scholar
  20. Timoshenko SP (1968) As I remember: the autobiography of Stephen P. Timoshenko. Van Nostrand, PrincetonGoogle Scholar
  21. Timoshenko SP (1993) Vospominaniya (Remembrances). “Naukova Dumka” Publishers, Kiev (in Russian)Google Scholar
  22. Timoshenko SP (2006) Errinerungen – eine Autobiographie (translation from Russian by A. Duda). Ernst und Sohn, Berlin (in German)Google Scholar
  23. Timoshenko SP (2014) Vospominaniya (Remembrances). “Vyzovskaya Kniga” Publishers, Moscow (in Russian)Google Scholar

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ocean and Mechanical EngineeringFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

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