Durand, William

Durand, William (Frederick)

(1859–1958) educator, marine/aeronautic engineer; born in Beacon Falls, Conn. He was an authority on the dynamics of ship and airplane propellers and developed ways of minimizing loss of propulsive efficiency. He taught engineering at Lafayette College, and Cornell and Stanford Universities, retiring in 1924. He was an advisor on the Boulder and Grand Coulee Dam projects.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
References in periodicals archive ?
Durand, William. William Durand, On the Clergy and Their Vestments: A New Translation of Books 2-3 of the Rationale divinorum officiorum.
Other DJs on the line-up include Richard Durand, William Daniel and Tristan Ingram.