Tresca, Henri

ENGINEER (FRANCE)
BORN 12 Oct 1814, Dunkerque, Nord - DIED 21 Jun 1885, Paris
BIRTH NAME Tresca, Henri Édouard
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 33)

Henri Tresca came from a family of Italian descent. He is best known for formulating the Tresca criterium, the maximum criterion of resistance of a material to shear forces. He was also responsible for the stallion meter.

He was a professor at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers in Paris. In 1872 he became a member of the Académie des sciences and in 1882 a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. His sons Alfred-Auguste Tresca and Gustave-Jules Tresca were engineers as well.

Images

The grave of Henri Tresca at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)

 

The grave of Henri Tresca at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)

 

Sources
Henri Tresca — Wikipédia


Trintignant, Marie

Published: 18 Mar 2018
Last update: 18 Mar 2018