Joseph Valentin Boussinesq

(redirected from Joseph Boussinesq)
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Boussinesq, Joseph Valentin

 

Born Mar. 13, 1842, in Saint-André-de-Sangonis; died Feb. 19, 1929, in Paris. French scientist and engineer. Member of the Paris Academy of Sciences (1886). Doctor (1867) and professor (1886) at the University of Paris.

Boussinesq wrote a series of outstanding works on hydrodynamics, optics, thermodynamics, and the theory of elasticity. The most important method that he proposed was the determination of stress and strain in a semi-infinite medium, under the action of given forces applied to its boundary plane.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
In 1872, the French scientist Joseph Boussinesq (1842-1929) derived a model equation [18]