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Scholarly Interest Report
Ronald P. Nordgren
Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • B.S.E.(1957)University of Michigan
  • M.S.E.(1958)University of Michigan
  • Ph.D.(1962)University of California at Berkeley
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Research Areas
 Mechanics of Solids, Offshore Engineering, Petroleum Production Engineering
Selected Publications

P.-D. Ku and R. P. Nordgren "On Plastic Collapse of Media with Random Yield Stregth." Journal of Applied Mechanics, ASME (accepted for publication)


R. P. Nordgren and J. P. Conte "On one-dimensional random fields with fixed end values." Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 14, No. 4 (1999) : 301-310.

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Member, National Academy of Engineering (Elected 1989)

 Fellow, Am. Soc. Mechanical Engineers

 Member, Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers

 Member, American Society of Civil Engineers

 Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas

 Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

 Member, National Academy of Engineering (Elected 1989)