History of the Mechanics Colloquium


20102012

Chair:
Prof. dr
Katica R. (Stevanović) Hedrih

Principal task of the Mechanics Colloquium is to organize:

weekly lectures (colloquium talks) which range
from expository lectures in pure and applied
mechanics to original research reports;
 public presentation and evaluation of scientific
projects supported by the federal and republic
Ministry of Science and Technology;
 visits of foreign scientists in the area of mechanics;
 workshops, mini conferences, presentations of books,
software, video lectures etc;
 oversight of the seminars;
 lectures for young researches and doctoral
students.

20062010

Chairman:
academician Teodor Atanacković

Principal task of the Mechanics Colloquium is to organize:

weekly lectures (colloquium talks) which range
from expository lectures in pure and applied
mechanics to original research reports;
 public presentation and evaluation of scientific
projects supported by the federal and republic
Ministry of Science and Technology;
 visits of foreign mathematicians;
 workshops, mini conferences, presentations of books,
software, video lectures etc;
 oversight of the seminars.

20002006

Chairman:
academician Vladan Đorđević

Principal task of the Mechanics Colloquium is to organize:

weekly lectures (colloquium talks) which range
from expository lectures in pure and applied
mechanics to original research reports;
 public presentation and evaluation of scientific
projects supported by the federal and republic
Ministry of Science and Technology;
 visits of foreign mathematicians;
 workshops, mini conferences, presentations of books,
software, video lectures etc;
 oversight of the seminars.

19842000

Head:
Dr.
Veljko Vujicić

Principal
task of Colloquium is to organize:
 regular
weekly lectures (colloquium talks) which range
from expository lectures in pure and applied
mechanics to original research reports;
 public
presentation and evaluation of scientific
projects supported by the federal and republic
Ministry of Science and Technology;
 visits of
foreign mathematicians;
 workshops,
mini conferences, presentations of books,
software, video lectures etc;
 oversight of
the seminars.

First peariod  Heads of Department of Mechanics
and Mechanics Colloquium



Chairman:
Prof. Dr. Vlatko Brcic (19192000)

Abstract
 Vlatko Brcic, PhD, graduate civil engineer and graduate mathematician, retired full professor, deceased on August 22nd, 2000, in Belgrade.
Professor Brcic was born on September 16th 1919 in Varazdin, where he finished the elementary and grammar school. He enrolled at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, at the Department for Theoretical Mathematics, and graduated in June 1942. Having finished his mathematical studies, he enrolled at the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Prague, and graduated in 1947.
Professor Brcic started engineering practice as a statics engineer, and in March 1948 he was transferred to the building area of New Belgrade. At that time he lectured in popular courses on civil engineering to the young people helping to build New Belgrade. This can be pronounced to be the beginning of his long pedagogical work. After that, in October 1951, he went to the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Belgrade, where he was elected full lecturing assistant for the subject Mechanics.

Chairman:
academician Tatomir P. Andjelic (19031993)

Abstract
 Dr Tatomir P. Andelic, professor of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics,
University of Belgrade, full member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and
International Astronautical Academy in Paris.
T. P. Andelic studied mathematics, physics and astronomy which lead to his formation as theoretician of mechanics.
He published over 70 works, among which are 9 university textbooks.
He addressed the problems of rational mechanics, Riemann geometry, numerical methods in mathematics,
and also historical and philosophical problems of mechanics. He is very active in scientific societies,
especially in disseminating scientific knowledge. T. P. Andelic was a Dean of the Faculty of
Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and now is a Director of Mathematical Institute of the SR of Serbia.
He is decorated with the Order of Labor With Red Flag and Order for Merits With Gold Star.


Chairman:
Prof. dr dipl. Math. Danilo P. Raskovic (19101985)

Abstract

Danilo Raskovic, a doctor of technical sciences, mechanical engineer and mathematician with a
university degree, started the first scicntifically based courscs of mechanics at thc Faculty
of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade. He also introduced courses on the subject of strength of
materials, elasticity theory, and oscillation theory all of which he taught, too. He authored many
textbooks of high scientific standard and large circulation. He introduced vector, matrix and
tensor calculus in thc studies of mechanics at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade
and, later on, did the same at the Mechanical Engineering Faculties in Nis, Kragujevac and Mostar.
He enabled the Faculty in Belgrade, and similar schools elsewhere, to produce highly qualified and
educated engineers which was one his greatest contributions. He wrote the first university textbook
in Serbia on oscillation theory prescnting his original research results. He achieved considerable
scientific success in the fields of elasticity theory and oscillation theory. With a good human
resource base at Nis Faculty, which he had set up, Raskovic started research work into the field
of nonlinear mechanics.


Chairman:
academician Konstantin Voronjec(19021974)

Abstract

Konstantin Petrovic Voronjec was born on January 30, 1902, in Kiev, in a family of wellknown Russian scientist on mechanics (dynamics of nonholonomic systems), Petar Vasiljevic Voronjec, professor of the Kiev UniZversity. After completing the elite Kiev Gymnasium, Konstantin Voron^c was mobilized by the White Army, and took part in some of the most difficult battles against members of the Red Army, during 19191920. After the break of White Army, together with the thousands of refugees he escaped to Belgrade, Serbia.
He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, group for mathematics and physics.
For a short time he taught at gymnasium in Krusevac. At the end of 1920 he returned to Belgrade
and set up all his efforts to prepare his doctoral dissertation, entitled: Rolling of a solid body
over an elastic support, which he defended in 1930. Members of his doctoZ ral committee were Anton Bilimovic,
mentor, Milutin Milankovic and Mihajlo Petrovic. Subsequently he went to Paris, France, and took the post at
the Institute for Fluid Mechanics of the French Ministry of Air Crafts. In France, under the supervision of
professor Henri Villat, at the Faculty of Science of the Paris University he defended another doctoral
dissertation that consisted of two parts, one of which related to stability of convective fluid flows, the
other to fluid flow in thin layers over curved surfaces.
