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Frank L. DiMaggio Awarded the ASCE Raymond D. Mindlin Medal


The Raymond D. Mindlin Medal is presented to Frank L. DiMaggio, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE for his lifetime contributions in research, teaching and consulting in the disciplines of applied solid mechanics, including fluid-structure interaction, shock and vibration effects on submerged structures, and constitutive modeling of soils. Dr. DiMaggio pioneered the development of the CAP model for inelastic constitutive behavior of soils under blast loading. He has made major contributions in the development and application of efficient and practical substructuring techniques for the transient response of shells; he has developed practical methods for analyzing surface ships that are subjected to under-water explosions; and has been instrumental in the development of widely-used techniques in acoustic approximations that are applicable to problems involving submerged structures, as well as those involving transient response to shock loads. Dr. DiMaggio is a past Chair of the Engineering Mechanics Division (now Engineering Mechanics Institute), served on technical committees, and was Chair of the 1989 ASCE-ASME Mechanics Conference.

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