Vsevolod Nasonov

Nasonov, Vsevolod Nikolaevich


Born July 17 (30), 1900, in Warsaw. Soviet scientist in structural design; doctor of technical sciences (1962). Son of N. V. Nasonov. Graduated from the Petrograd Institute of Railroad Engineers (1923).

Nasonov has produced a number of designs for large engineering structures and buildings, such as a vehicular bridge over the Iset’ River, an overpass in Perm’, the assembly shop of the Lugansk Steam Locomotive Plant, a complex of buildings of the M. V. Lomonosov Moscow University, the Palace of Science and Culture in Warsaw, and the V. I. Lenin Central Stadium in Luzhniki (Moscow). His scientific career is associated primarily with the design and development of lightweight building structures, including those using plastics, light alloys, and asbestos cement. From 1957 to 1969, Nasonov was director of the V. A. Kucherenko Central Research Institute of Building Construction and the editor in chief of the journal Stroitel’naia mekhanika i raschet sooruzhenii (Structural Mechanics and Design of Structures). He was awarded the State Prize of the USSR (1949), the Lenin Prize (1959), three orders, and medals.