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Name: Anatoly Lurie
Full name: Anatoly Isakovich Lurie
Born on 19 June 1901 in , Mahilyow Voblast, Belarus, Europe
Deceased on 12 February 1980 in , Northwestern Federal District, Russia, Europe

Short biography of Anatoly Isakovich Lurie

After completing his grammar school education, Lurie studied at the faculty of physics and mechanics at Leningrad Polytechnic Institute and in 1925 became an assistant to the chair of theoretical mechanics at that establishment, later taking over there (1936–41). Although he had written no dissertation, Lurie was awarded the academic title of doctor of engineering sciences in 1939. Following the liberation of Leningrad, he returned to his Alma Mater, where he was director of the chair of dynamics and machine strength (later the chair for mechanics and control processes) from 1944 to 1977. At the same time, he worked as a consultant for industry. Lurie was the acknowledged head of the Leningrad school of mechanics, where L. G. Loitsyansky, G. I. Dzhanelidze and Y. G. Panovko were also active. He was elected a corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1960. Lurie excelled in the fields of elastic theory, the theory of non-linear oscillations and the theory of plate and shell structures in particular. 

Main contributions to structural analysis:

Statika tonkostennykh uprugikh obolochek (statics of thin-walled elastic shells) [1947]; Prostranstvennye zadachi teorii uprugosti (three-dimensional problems of the theory of elasticity) [1955]; Statics of Thin-walled Elastic Shells [1959]; Analiticheskaya mekhanika (analytical mechanics) [1961]; Räumliche Probleme der Elastizitätstheorie [1963]; Three-dimensional problems of the theory of elasticity [1964]; Teoriya uprugosti (theory of elasticity) [1970]; Nelineinaya teoriya uprugosti (nonlinear theory of elasticity) [1980]; Nonlinear theory of elasticity [1990]; Analytical Mechanics [2002]; Theory of elasticity [2005] 

Source: Kurrer, Karl-Eugen The History of the Theory of Structures, Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH, Berlin (Deutschland), ISBN 3-433-01838-3, 2008; p. 745/746

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