Mansfield Merriman

Civil engineer, Author

1848 – 1925

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Who was Mansfield Merriman?

Mansfield Merriman was an American civil engineer, born at Southington, Conn. He graduated at Sheffield Scientific School in 1871, was assistant in the United States Corps of Engineers in 1872-73, and instructor in civil engineering at Sheffield from 1875 to 1878. He was professor of civil engineering in Lehigh University from 1878 to 1907 and thereafter a consulting civil and hydraulic engineer. From 1880 to 1885 he was also assistant on the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. His researches in hydraulics, bridges, strength of materials, and pure mathematics are important. His chief publications, many of them widely used as textbooks, are:

Method of Least Squares

Mechanics of Materials

with Jacoby, A Text-Book on Roofs and Bridges

Treatise on Hydraulics

Handbook for Surveyors

Strength of Materials

Precise Sanitary Engineering

The solution of equations

Elements of Hydraulics

Recreations in Mathematics, under the pseudonym of H. E. Licks

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Born
1848
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Yale University
  • Sheffield Scientific School
Lived in
  • Connecticut
Died
1925

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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