Theodore von Kármán was a Hungarian-American mathematician, aerospace engineer, and physicist who was active primarily in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics. He is responsible for many key advances in aerodynamics, notably his work. Aerodynamics has 3 ratings and 1 review. Marco said: This is a perfect engineering based book that is writtenfor the non-science and non-engineering bas. Known as the father of supersonic flight, Theodore von Kármán ( – ) made major contributions to aviation and space technology, aerodynamics, and.

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He later became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Archived from the original on 17 July An enthusiastic review by J.

William Frederick Durand He was instrumental in recognizing the importance of the swept-back wings that are ubiquitous in modern jet aircraft. Elmer Ambrose Sperry Josephine encouraged Theodore to expand his science beyond national boundaries. Clayton Daniel Mote Jr.

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He was recognized, “For his leadership in the science and engineering basic to aeronautics; for his effective teaching and related contributions in many fields of mechanics, for his distinguished counsel to the Armed Services, and for his promoting international cooperation in science and engineering.

About Theodore von Karman. Author Theoodore von Karman, a well-known pioneer in aerodynamic research, addresses himself to readers acquainted with the facts of aviation but less familiar with the field’s underlying theories. The International Aerodymamics Hall of Fame. Monica marked it as to-read Jan 26, He made additional contributions in other fields, including elasticity, vibration, heat transfer, and crystallography. Due to the political situation in Europe during the sthe engineer migrated to the United States where he became director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.


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Theodore von Kármán and his Advances in Aerodynamics

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Paul Alivisatos Geraldine L. He eventually became an important figure in supersonic motion, noting in a seminal paper that aeronautical engineers were “pounding hard on the closed door leading into the field of supersonic motion. Quate John Roy Whinnery