Isaak Rabinovich

Rabinovich, Isaak Moiseevich

 

Born Jan. 11 (23), 1886, in Mogilev. Soviet scientist in the field of structural mechanics. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1946); Hero of Socialist Labor (1966). Engineer major general (1943).

Rabinovich graduated from the Moscow Higher Technical School in 1918. He became a professor at the Military Engineering Academy in 1932 and at the V. V. Kuibyshev Moscow Construction Engineering Institute in 1933.

Rabinovich’s main works are on the development of a kinematic method in structural mechanics, the creation of efficient methods of design for complex statically indeterminate systems, the formulation of a theory for cable girders, and the study of structural deflections, mainly the effect of dynamic loads on bridge spans and other structures. Rabinovich has also devised academic courses dealing with the structural mechanics of rod systems. He has been awarded two Orders of Lenin, five other orders, and various medals.

WORKS

K teorii staticheski neopredelimykh ferm. Moscow, 1933.
Metody rascheta ram, parts 1–3. Moscow, 1934–37.
Raschet sooruzhenii na impul’sivnye vozdeistviia. Moscow, 1970.
Voprosy teorii staticheskogo rascheta sooruzhenii s odnostoronnimi sviaziami. Moscow, 1975.
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