Seminar - YK Cheung - Personal Milestones in Forty Years Research in Finite Elements and Finite Strip Methods
Tuesday, November 9, 2004, 5.30 pm
Farrell Lecture Theatre, PNR Building
Professor YK Cheung was one of the first researchers in the finite element method in the 1960s and co-authored the first book with Professor Zienkiewicz on the Finite Element Method in Structural and Continuum Mechanics, 1967 (McGraw Hill). He was the inventor of the finite strip method and published the first book on the Finite Strip Method in Structural Analysis, 1976 (Pergamon). He has published very widely in both these areas and continues to do so. He has held senior positions at the University of Adelaide and the University of Hong Kong where he became Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Professor Cheung has significantly influenced the careers of many researchers over a very long period. He has received many awards and honours for his work including the OBE.
The lecture will provide all those who have used or are interested in the finite element and finite strip methods an insight into over 40 years research in the areas and how the finite element method developed to become the leading numerical method of continuum mechanics today.