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George Winter

George Winter, Austrian engineer, educator. Recipient Moisseiff award, 1948, Josip Juraj Croes medal, 1961; both American Society of Civil Engineers; Wason Research medal, 1965; Turner medal, 1972; Kelly award, 1979; all American Concrete Institute; Guggenheim Memorial fellowship.

Background

  • Winter, George was born on April 1, 1907 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Morris and Hedwig (Fleischer) Winter.

  • Education

    • Student, Technische Hochschule, Stuttgart, 1927-1928.

    Career

    • Director research cold-formed steel structures Cornell Univercity (for American Iron and Steel Institute), 1939-1975, dir.

    Works

    • Author: (with Ampere-hour Nilson) Design of Concrete Structures, 9th edit, 1979. Contributed numerous research papers on structural mechanics, steel and concrete structures professional periodicals United States, abroad. Contributor Structural Engineering Handbook.

    Membership

    Member of faculty department structural engineering Cornell Univercity, 1938-1975, as research investigator, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, professor, 1948-1963, Class of 1912 professor engineering, 1963-1975, emeritus, 1975-1982, department chairman structural engineering, 1948-1970. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, National Academy Engineering, Structural Stability Research Council (chairman 1974-1978), American Concrete Institute (honorary. Member; member committee building code), American Society of Civil Engineers (honorary.

    Member; member several technical coms.), International Association Bridge and Structural Engineering (member permanent committee, Chairman of Commission on stabilty of joint commission on tall buildings), Archaeol. Institute American, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon.

    Connections

    • Married Anne Singer, July 4, 1931.
    • father: Morris Winter
    • mother: Hedwig (Fleischer) Winter
    • spouse: Anne Singer
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    Born April 1, 1907
    Died November 2, 1982
    (aged 75)
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