Reference numberEC/1947/09
Previous numbersCert XV, 157; A02089
TitleDuncan, William Jolly: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationDistinguished for researches in aero-elasticity (flutter), elasticity of materials, & other problems of mathematical physics. With Dr. R. A. Frazer he laid the foundations of the new subject of the flutter of aeroplane wings, tail surfaces, or airscrew blades. He combines a high degree of mathematical ability with a thorough knowledge of engineering, & has been conspicuously successful in his application of analysis to practical engineering problems. He has contributed much to the subject of the stability of aircraft & is at present in charge of the flight research section of the Royal Aircraft Establishment.
(List of published papers attached)
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge. Ernest F Relf; Melvill Jones; L Bairstow; G I Taylor; C G Darwin; S Goldstein; G Temple; A Fage
Access statusOpen

Duncan, William Jolly: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA750Duncan; William Jolly (1894 - 1960)1894 - 1960
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