January 10, 1923|
San Francisco, California, United States
|Died||May 9, 2006(aged 83)|
|Cause of death||Natural causes|
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
Early life and education
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Ashley attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from which he received a Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1948 and later a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1951, also in aeronautical engineering.
From 1951 to 1954, he was a member of the faculty at MIT. Ashley served as an MIT associate professor from 1954 to 1960. He became a full professor at MIT in 1960, serving in that position until 1967.
He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1970 "for contributions to the field of aerolastic structures and unsteady aerodynamics, aiding in the solutions of problems in vibration and gust loading".
Ashley served as president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Latest paper on aeroelasticity "Role of Shocks in the "Sub-Transonic" Flutter Phenomenon", Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 17, No. 3 (1980).
Notable awards and honors
- 1969 – the AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Award
- 1981 – the AIAA Wright Brothers Lecture Award
- 1987 – the Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt
- 2003 – the AIAA the Daniel Guggenheim Medal
- 2006 – the AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award
He died on 9 May 2006, age 83, of natural causes.
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- "National Academy of Engineering, Memorial Tributes: Volume 15 (2011):Holt Ashley".
- Levy, Dawn (May 24, 2006). "Holt Ashley, Professor of Aeronautics, Astronautics, Dies at 83". Stanford Report.
- "AIAA Mourns the Loss of Past President Holt Ashley".
- "AIAA Ashley Award for Aeroelasticity; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) – United States".
- "AIAA Ashley Award for Aeroelasticity Recipients; The AIAA Ashley Award for Aeroelasticity recognizes outstanding contributions to the understanding and application of aeroelastic phenomena.".
- "AIAA:Technical Excellence Awards – Aerospace Design, Structures, Test".