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ASME Spirit Of St. Louis Medal (2015)

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) awarded the 2015 Spirit of St. Louis Medal to GT aerospace engineering professor Dr. Dewey H. Hodges. He received the medal and a $1,000 honorarium during ceremonies held at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Houston, Texas on November 16. The Spirit of St. Louis Medal was established in 1929 by Philip D. Ball, ASME members and citizens of St. Louis. It is awarded for meritorious service in the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics. In announcing Prof. Hodges as its 2015 medal recipient, ASME praised him for “developing the the theory and methodology for modeling the dynamics and aeroelasticity of composite helicopter rotor blades, highly flexible slender aircraft wings and wind turbine blades; and its implementation in the VABS software used extensively in research and industry.”… Read the rest

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Invited Keynote Speaker, Imece2016 Dynamics, Vibration And Control Track

Title: A Unified Approach to Accurate and Efficient Modeling of Composite Beams and Plates Keynote Lecture: Dynamics, Vibration and Control Track International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition Phoenix, Arizona, Nov. 13 – 16, 2016 Abstract: Development of a unified approach is described for accurate and efficient modeling of a variety of structures for addressing aeroelasticity, dynamics, loads, stress recovery, etc. The approach was originally intended for modeling composite helicopter rotor blades. It achieves accuracy comparable to that of three-dimensional finite element analysis with orders of magnitude savings in computational effort. The types of structures that can be analyzed span a wide spectrum of geometries and materials, from beams made of thick composite laminates to ultra-thin plates made of micropolar isotropic materials.… Read the rest

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Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Award (2018)

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has awarded the 2018 Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Award to Prof. Dewey H. Hodges of the Georgia Institute of Technology. This award is presented to individuals who have been responsible for an outstanding, recent, technical or scientific contributions in aerospace structures, structural dynamics, or materials. He was cited “For exceptional contributions to structures, structural dynamics and aeroelasticity of rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, including seminal research advancements and publications, and academic mentoring of outstanding aerospace engineers.” Read more…The award will be presented to him in January 2018 at the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech2018) in Kissimmee, Florida.… Read the rest

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