Dr. Ronald S. Rivlin
1915-2005
Dr. Ronald S. Rivlin Member
Professor Emeritus , Lehigh University
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  • 1985
  • Mechanical
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  • 1985
  • Mechanical
Memorial Tribute

BY G.I. BARENBLATT AND D.D. JOSEPH

RONALD S. RIVLIN, one of the great applied mechanicians of the twentieth century, died at the age of 90 on October 4, 2005, at his home in Palo Alto, California, where he and his wife, Violet, had recently moved ...

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Election Citation
For formulating the large deformation elasticity theory and for verifying and applying the theory extensively to general nonlinear continua in the areas of viscoelasticities, electromagnetics, and thermodynamics.