Professor I. I. Glass: A Tribute and Memorial

  • Kazuyoshi Takayama
  • Ozer Igra

About this book


The book provides personal memories along with description of scientific works written by ex-graduate students and research associates of the late Professor Glass. The described research work covers a wide range of shock wave phenomena, resulting from seeds planted by Professor Glass. Professor Glass was born in Poland in 1918. He immigrated together with his parents to Canada at the age of 12 and received all his professional education at the University of Toronto, Canada. He became a world recognized expert in shock wave phenomena, and during his 45 years of active research he supervised more than 125 master and doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting research associates. In this book seven of his past students/research-associates describe their personal memories of Professor Glass and present some of their investigations in shock wave phenomena which sprung from their past work with Professor Glass. Specifically, these investigations include underwater shock waves, shock/bubble interaction, medical applications of shock wave, various types of shock tubes and shock tube techniques, shock wave attenuation and different types of shock wave reflections.



Aerodynamics Gasdynamics Israel Irvin Glass Shock Waves

Editors and affiliations

  • Kazuyoshi Takayama
    • 1
  • Ozer Igra
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Fluid Science, Shock Wave Research CenterTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2., Department of Mechanical EngineeringBen Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32488-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32489-5
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