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Richard H. Gallagher

AKA Richard Hugo Gallagher

Born: 17-Nov-1927
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 30-Sep-1997
Location of death: Tucson, AZ
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Engineer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Finite element method

Engineer and educator Richard H. Gallagher was one of the originators of the finite element method (FEM), an engineering computation technique that is now widely used in the design of aircraft, buildings, and ships, and in the study of electrical phenomena. He also made noteworthy research contributions to computational mechanics, coupled problems, and finite elements in flow problems.

Wife: Terese Doyle Gallagher ("Terry", five children)
Son: Dennis M. Gallagher (engineer)
Son: John B. Gallagher (engineer)
Daughter: Mary Lee Gallagher Rodin (engineer)
Son: Richard S. Gallagher (engineer)
Son: William J. Gallagher (engineer)

    High School: Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, NY (1945)
    University: BS Civil Engineering, New York University (1949)
    University: MS Civil Engineering, New York University (1951)
    University: PhD Civil Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo (1967)
    Teacher: Structural Engineering, Cornell University (1967-69)
    Professor: Structural Engineering, Cornell University (1969-78)
    Professor: Engineering, University of Arizona (1978-84)
    Administrator: Provost, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1984-88)
    Administrator: President, Clarkson University (1988-95)

    ASME Medal 1993
    Fulbright 1973
    Texaco Engineer
    Bell Aerospace Engineer
    Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering Editor (1970-97)
    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    National Academy of Engineering
    Czech Ancestry (materal)
    Irish Ancestry (paternal)

Author of books:
A Correlation of Methods of Matrix Structural Analysis (1964)
Theory and Practice in Finite Element Structural Analysis (1973, with Yoshiaki Yamada)
Finite Element Analysis: Fundamentals (1974)
Matrix Structural Analysis (1979, with William McGuire)
Finite Elements in Fluids (1985)


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