Hardy Cross: American engineer

Front Cover
University of ILLINOIS Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 120 pages
0 Reviews
In this close study of a key figure in the history of technology, Leonard K. Eaton examines Hardy Cross's training, his work, his teaching, and his ideas, demonstrating how his achievements represent a pivotal moment in the history of structural engineering. During Cross's tenure at the University of Illinois (1921-37), he developed the "moment distribution method," allowing mathematicians to calculate statistically indeterminate frames of reinforced concrete for the first time. Later known as the Cross method, this achievement made possible the calculations that allowed for safe and efficient designs from reinforced concrete--a new material at the time--and the subsequent architectural revolution.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books


The Preparatory Years 18851921
The Creative Years at Illinois 192137 18
The Years at Yale 193751 and Retirement

3 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

References from web pages

Tom F. Peters - Hardy Cross: American Engineer (review ...
Hardy Cross: American Engineer. By Leonard K. Eaton. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2006. Pp. xiv+120. $32. Hardy Cross was a central figure in ...
muse.jhu.edu/ journals/ technology_and_culture/ v048/ 48.4peters.html

Leonard K. Eaton / Hardy Cross: American Engineer
The first biography of one of America's most brilliant civil engineers
www.press.uillinois.edu/ books/ catalog/ 35ywm5xw9780252029899.html

ilink ilink at Pennsylvania College
"Leonard K. Eaton's Hardy Cross: American Engineer presents a close study of a key figure in the history of technology and the first biography of one of ...
proteus.pct.edu/ uhtbin/ cgisirsi/ X/ 0/ 0/ 20/ TA140+.C77+E28+2006

leonard k eaton libri - I Libri dell'autore: Leonard K Eaton ...
Hardy Cross: American Engineer · Hardy Cross: American Engineer di Leonard K. Eaton - University of Illinois Press - November 2006. Prezzo: € 36.18 ...
www.libreriauniversitaria.it/ books-author_leonard+k+eaton-leonard+k+eaton.htm

Bibliographic information