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.
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