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Engineering educator

Werner Soedel, American Engineering educator. Achievements include development of new shell theory; new mathematical solutions and development of computer simulation approaches in shell vibrations and gas pulsations in machinery. Recipient Roe award American Society Engineering Education, 1986. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Acoustical Society American, American Academy Mechanics, Sigma Xi.

Background

Soedel, Werner was born on April 24, 1936 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Came to the United States, 1963. Son of Hermann and Gertrud (Fritsche) Soedel.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Staatliche Ingenieurschule, Frankfurt, Federal Republic Germany, 1957. Graduate, General Motors Institute, 1961. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1965.

Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1967.

Career

Junior engineer, Adam Opel AG, General Motors, Rüsselsheim, Federal Republic Germany, 1957-1961;senior engineer, Adam Opel AG, General Motors, Rüsselsheim, Federal Republic Germany, 1961-1963;assistant professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1967-1971;associate professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1971-1975;professor mechanic engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, since 1975;chairman mechanic area mechanic engineering department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, since 1980. Consultant in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of new shell theory. New mathematical solutions and development of computer simulation approaches in shell vibrations and gas pulsations in machinery.

Works

Membership

Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Acoustical Society of America, American Academy Mechanics, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Ann Greiber, September 30, 1961. Children: Sven Michael, Fritz Peter, Dirk Tomas, Marlena Franziska.

father:
Hermann Soedel

mother:
Gertrud (Fritsche) Soedel

spouse:
Ann Greiber

children:
Sven Michael Soedel

Fritz Peter Soedel

Dirk Tomas Soedel

Marlena Franziska Soedel