Cornelis Benjamin Biezeno

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Cornelis Benjamin Biezeno (2 March 1888, Delft – 5 September 1975, Wageningen) was a Dutch applied mathematician and scientist in engineering mechanics. He was a professor at TU Delft.[1]

Biography[edit]

Biezeno studied mechanical engineering from 1904 to 1909 (graduating cum laude) at TU Delft. Subsequently he was a lecturer, first for mechanical engineering and then for mathematics at Delft. In 1914 he became a professor of mechanics at Delft. From 1937 to 1938 and from 1949 to 1951 he was rector magnificus at TU Delft.

His book Technische Dynamik, written wth Richard Grammel, was in its era a standard reference. Biezeno was one of the organizers of the first Internationalen Congress of Applied Mechanics held at Delft in 1924.

His doctoral students include Warner T. Koiter and Adriaan van Wijngaarden. Biezeno was given honorary doctorates by the University of Ghent, the University of Amsterdam, and the Free University of Brussels. In 1939 he was elected a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences.[2] In 1960 he received with Richard Grammel the Timoshenko Medal.

Works[edit]

  • with Richard Grammel: Technische Dynamik, Springer Verlag 1939, 2nd edition in two volumes 1953
  • with Grammel: Engineering Dynamics, 4 vols., Glasgow: Blackie, 1955, 1956
  • Editor with Johannes Martinus Burgers: Proceedings of the first congress of applied mechanics, Delft 1924, Delft, Waltman 1925[3]

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