Richard Eppler

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Richard Eppler (born June 28, 1924 in Ulm ) is a German aerodynamicist . He is best known for his design of the wing profiles of gliders . He is the brother of the politician Erhard Eppler .

Richard Eppler passed his Abitur in 1942 and then studied aircraft construction in Stuttgart from 1943 to 1945 and mathematics in Tübingen and Stuttgart from 1945 to 1948 . From 1949 to 1955 he was an assistant at the Technical University of Stuttgart, in 1951 he was promoted to Dr. rer. nat. PhD. During his subsequent career at Bölkow (Head of Department Mathematics and Computer Bölkow-Developments KG, Stuttgart, Head of Research and Development Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm GmbH, Munich), together with Hermann Nägele and Rudi Lindner, he developed the world's first fiber composite aircraft fs 24 Phönix and its successor Phoebus .

After completing his habilitation, he was appointed full professor at the University of Stuttgart in 1968 . From 1968 until his retirement in 1989 he headed Institute A for Mechanics (today: Institute for Applied and Experimental Mechanics). 1978 and 1979 he was a consultant at the Langley Research Center of NASA . He is a member of the Society for Economic and Social Cybernetics , of which he was President from 1975 to 1980, as well as the Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics and the German Society for Aerospace .




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