Roderick, Jack William (1913-)

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Roderick, J. W. (Jack William) (1913-)
Roderick, Jack William (1913-1990)
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Engineer
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Jack Roderick was Professor and Head of School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney 1951-1978. In 1968 he set up the Postgraduate Civil Engineering Foundation, an organisation which brought industry and University together and which provided a source of funds for research. He made significant contributions to the theory of welded and other metal structures and the application of plastic theory to the design of such structures.

Born Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 21 September 1913. Died Glenhaven, New South Wales, 27 November 1990. Educated University of Bristol (BSc 1935, MSc 1937, PhD 1941). MA, University of Cambridge 1945. Engineering assistant, H. Young and Co., Structural Engineers, Bristol 1935; engineering assistant, Experimental Department, Bristol Aeroplane Company 1935-37; research assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol 1937-39; Lecturer in Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds 1939-43, attached to the Ministry of Home Security as a Technical Intelligence Officer engaged on the survey of bomb-damaged steel structures; secondment to the University of Cambridge by the British Welding Research Association 1944; Assistant Director of Research, Engineering Department, Cambridge 1945-50; seconded to British Welding Research Association 1946 to supervise setting up its Research Station at Abington, near Cambridge; University Lectureship, University of Cambridge in charge of postgraduate courses 1951; Challis Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney 1951-78. Fellow, Institution of Structural Engineers; Fellow, Institution of Civil Engineers, London; Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1954, Peter Nicol Russell Medal, Institution of Engineers, Australia 1976; Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering 1977. Chairman, Sydney Division, Institution of Engineers, Australia 1962; Secretary (Physical Sciences), Australian Academy of Science 1962-64; President, Institution of Engineers Australia 1969; Chairman, Provisional Council, Australian Welding Research Association. The J.W. Roderick Laboratory for Materials and Structures, University of Sydney, was named in his honour in 1981.

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  1. The Profession of a civil engineer : papers written for Jack William Roderick by former students / edited by D. Campbell-Allen and E.H. Davis
    Davis, E. H. (Edward Hughesdon)
    [ Book : 1979 ]
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  2. Past and future of the Civil Engineering School : address / by J. W. Roderick
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  3. Composite construction - second progress report / by J.W. Roderick
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  4. The behaviour of small scale box girders of stiffened plate construction : progress report / by J. W. Roderick and N. L. Ings
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    [ Article : 1975 ]
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  5. Repeated loading of composite beams / by J.W. Roderick and P. Ansourian
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  6. The load carrying capacity of simple composite columns / by J.W. Roderick and D.F. Rogers
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  7. Postgraduate course [on] the stability of steel frame structures / [by] J.W. Roderick [and others]
    University of Sydney. School of Civil Engineering
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  8. Pin-ended composite columns bent about the minor axis / by J.W. Roderick and Y.O Loke
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  9. The behaviour of composite beams / by N.M. Hawkins and J.W. Roderick
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  10. The behaviour of built-up composite columns / by R. Q. Bridge and J. W. Roderick
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  1. The Profession of a civil engineer : papers written for Jack William Roderick by former students / edited by D. Campbell-Allen and E.H. Davis
    Davis, E. H. (Edward Hughesdon)
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on J. W. Roderick, engineer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
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  3. Jack William Roderick, 1913-1990 / H.B. Harrison and H.G. Poulos
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