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Daniel C. Drucker

Born: 1918
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 25-Aug-2001
Location of death: Gainesville, FL
Cause of death: Cancer - Leukemia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Engineer, Educator
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Drucker's stability postulate

Military service: US Army Air Corps (WWII)

Daniel C. Drucker studied and engineering science and structural engineering, particularly plasticity, limit analysis, geo-mechanics, and three-dimensional photoelasticity. His stability postulate is recognized as an essential concept of material stability, bringing a unified approach to determining stress-strain relations for plastic behavior of metals. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers presents an annual medal named for Drucker, honoring contributions to applied mechanics and mechanical engineering.

Wife: Ann Bodin Drucker (b. 1919, m. 1939, d. 2000)
Son: David Drucker (physician)
Daughter: Madeline Drucker Upham ("Mady")

    University: BS, Columbia University
    University: MS, Columbia University
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1939)
    Teacher: Cornell University (1940-43)
    Teacher: Illinois Institute of Technology (1945-47)
    Professor: Engineering, Brown University (1947-68)
    Professor: Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1968-84)
    Professor: Engineering, University of Florida (1984-94)

    National Medal of Science 1988
    ASME Medal 1969
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    National Academy of Engineering
    National Academy of Sciences
    National Research Council

Author of books:
Introduction to Mechanics of Deformable Solids (1967)


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