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Crandall, Stephen Harry

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-53605-6_355-2

Stephen Harry Crandall (∗December 2, 1920 in Cebu, Philippines – † October 29, 2013 was a in Needham, MA, USA) was a civil engineer and professor of mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Authors and Affiliations

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

Section editors and affiliations

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