Andrew Robertson (engineer)
|Born||30 January 1883|
|Died||22 October 1977(aged 94)|
|Institutions||University of Bristol|
|Alma mater||University of Manchester|
|Notable awards||FRS (1940)|
He was the son of a marine engineer. He was a graduate of the University of Manchester, with a first-class honours degree
Career and research
He was appointed Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol. In 1924, he was elected Principal of the college and dean of the faculty. A room is named for him at Bristol University.
Awards and honours
Robertson was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1940. His candidature citation stated that he was "Distinguished for his experimental researches in problems relating to the strength of materials. Much of this work was done during the War (his study of the elastic properties of timber calls for special mention) and has not been published under his own name, but his papers on the drop of stress which occurs at yield (with G Cook), and on the strength of solid and tubular struts are classic. He has played a great part in the building up of the Engineering School at Bristol. Member of the Advisory Council DSIR".
- Pugsley, A. (1978). "Andrew Robertson. 30 January 1883-22 October 1977". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 24: 514. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1978.0016.
- Robertson, A. (1952). "Gilbert Cook. 1885-1951". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 8 (21): 108. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1952.0007.
- http://heritage.imeche.org/historyimeche/pastpresidents/president/ProfessorAndrewRoberton.htm Archived September 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- http://www.bris.ac.uk/engineering/staff/roomkey.html Archived June 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Library and Archive Catalogue". The Royal Society. Retrieved 7 October 2010.[dead link]
|Professional and academic associations|
Harry Ralph Ricardo
|President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Oliver Vaughan Snell Bulleid
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