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Eugene Cook Bingham Medal

ARPAD NADAI (1883-1963) was born in Hungary and taught at the University of Göttingen before taking a position in the US at Westinghouse Laboratories in Pittsburgh. He did pioneering work in the mechanics of materials, in particular, the plastic deformation of solids. The Nadai Award and the Nadai Medal are given by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in his honor.

Nadai received the E. C. Bingham medal from the Society of Rheology for outstanding contributions to mechanics in 1952. He left written instructions that this medal was to be given to Enrico Volterra at his death.

Medal is in original black case, which is in box labeled with name and address of Enrico Volterra. Included are Nadai's written instructions on the disposition of the medal.

Medal's obverse shows portrait of Eugene Cook Bingham with dates. Reverse has hourglass and wing logo with Greek inscription, plus name of society, name of awardee, and date of award.


ID: 2006-00090
Nadai, Arpad

Creation Oct. 30, 1952

MEDIUM: Bronze; FORMAT: medal; LENGTH: 5.5 cm diam.; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: Applied Mechanics, Rheology

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