George Eugene Bockrath

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George Eugene Bockrath (February 15, 1911, Chicago – December 2, 1998) was an aeronautical engineer and early researcher in fracture mechanics. He earned a BS in aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan and began his research career as an assistant professor at The Catholic University of America in 1936.[1] He later moved to Douglas Aircraft Company, carrying on work in fracture and fatigue of metals.[2] It was for work done during this period with James Glassco and Sitaram Valluri that he won the Wright Brothers Medal in 1963.


  1. ^ Romig, W. (1947) The American Catholic Who's Who.
  2. ^ Farahmand, B., Bockrath, G., and Glassco, J. (1997) Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of High-Risk Parts, Chapman & Hall.