Aerospace engineer receives grant to make origami structures in space

Xin Ning, assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, is applying the ancient folding art of origami to reconfigurable, multifunctional materials that could be used to build structures in harsh environments, such as outer space. His work was recently recognized by the Applied Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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First book on the Timoshenko-Ehrenfest beam theory in 100 years

Dr. Isaac Elishakoff authors the key reference in study of stocky beams and thick plates in its numerous applications in mechanical, aerospace, civil, ocean and marine engineering fields

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