Guide to the Nicholas J. Hoff Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0883
Creator: Hoff, Nicholas J. (Nicholas John), 1906-
Title: Nicholas J. Hoff papers
Dates: 1903-1997
Bulk Dates: 1940-1997
Physical Description: 5 Linear feet
Summary: Collection includes articles and papers by Hoff on aircraft structures and other matters, 1944-1981; diplomas, awards and other biographical materials, 1928-1997; and materials he collected on the history of aviation including articles, reports, and photographs, 1903-1958.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

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Cite As

Nicholas J. Hoff Papers (SC0883). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Nicholas J. Hoff was a professor emeritus of aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford University at the time of his death in 1997. Born on Jan. 3, 1906 in the small town of Magyarovar in western Hungary, he came to Stanford in 1939 for graduate work and earned his Ph.D. in 1942. He taught at the Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn before returning to Stanford in 1957 to start an independent department of aeronautical engineering. In 1965 he published a famous textbook titled "The Analysis of Structures." Although his focus was primarily on aeronautical structures, much of his work was extremely general and has been applied in a number of different fields.

Description of the Collection

Collection includes articles and papers by Hoff on aircraft structures and other matters, 1944-1981; diplomas, awards and other biographical materials, 1928-1997; and materials he collected on the history of aviation including articles, reports, and photographs, 1903-1958.

Access Terms

Hoff, Nicholas J. (Nicholas John), 1906-
Stanford University--Faculty.
Aeronautics.
Airframes.
Airplanes--Design and construction.


Collection Contents

 

Papers Accession ARCH-2007-290

Box 1, Folder 1

Failure Analysis Associates I.O.U. to SU School of Engineering

Box 1, Folder 2

Die Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule, Zürich (Diploma)

Box 1, Folder 3

ASME medal - extra

Box 1, Folder 4

ASME medal - photographs

Box 1, Folder 5

ASME medal & Hon. Member - Slides

Box 1, Folder 6

“Stanford on the Job: Aviation Industry”

Box 1, Folder 7

Memorial Church and Faculty Club for 10/23/97: Memorial

Box 1, Folder 8

Vivian Church Hoff memorial cards

Box 1, Folder 9

History 10: History of Western Civilization syllabus, Stanford,

Box 1, Folder 10

Diploma (Latin and Hungarian): A Magyar Tudományos

Box 1, Folder 11

The New York Academy of Sciences 166th Annual Meeting

Box 1, Folder 12

New York Academy of Sciences 1983 I.B. Laskowitz Award

Box 1, Folder 13

Groups at Conference on Naval Strcs. (photos)

Box 1, Folder 14

bound correspondence 1970-71

Box 1, Folder 15

Bending and Buckling of Rectangular Sandwich Plates

Box 1, Folder 16

Idealized Columns

Box 1, Folder 17

Some Recent Studies of the Buckling of Thin Shells

Box 1, Folder 18

A Strain Energy Derivation of the Torsional – Flexural Buckling

Box 1, Folder 19

A Study of the Accuracy of the Geckeler Approximation (1961)

Box 1, Folder 20

Applied Mechanics and Aeronautics in Japan (1964)

Box 1, Folder 21

Mechanics Applied to Creep Testing (1958)

Box 1, Folder 22

Creep Buckling (1956, 1969)

Box 1, Folder 23

Structures and Materials for Finite Lifetime

Box 1, Folder 24

Reversed Creep

Box 1, Folder 25

Creep Buckling of Circular Cylindrical Shells in Pure Bending

Box 1, Folder 26

Buckling at High Temperature

Box 1, Folder 27

Rules and Methods of Stress and Stability Calculations in the

Box 1, Folder 28

Mechanics Applied to Creep Testing

Box 1, Folder 29

On the Transition from Asymmetric to Multilobed Creep Buckling

Box 1, Folder 30

Creep Buckling of Plates and Shells

Box 2, Folder 1

Creep Buckling articles to do with stress, behaviors, and experiments

Box 2, Folder 2

Thin-walled circular cylinder articles

Box 2, Folder 3

Hoff’s Problem in a Probabilistic Setting, 1980

Box 2, Folder 4

Stress Concentrations in Cylindrically Orthotropic Composite Plates with a Circular Hole, 1981

Box 2, Folder 5

A Survey of the Theories of Creep Buckling, 1958

Box 2, Folder 6

Flier and Designer: Jacob Christian Ellehammer, 1975

Box 2, Folder 7

Experimental Study of Pressure Vessel Models Having Fabrication Flaws

Box 2, Folder 8

Rules and Methods of Stress and Stability Calculations in the Presence of Creep, 1978

Box 2, Folder 9

Creep Buckling: Two papers from 1968 and 1969

Box 2, Folder 10

Three papers on thin-walled circular cylindrical shells, 1969 & ‘71

Box 2, Folder 11

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Report 934, 1949

Box 2, Folder 12

Article in Cyrillic typeset (ЯВЛЕНИЕ ПОЛЗУЧЕСТИ)

Box 2, Folder 13

Russian (?) article (ВЛИЯНИЕ МЕРИДИАННОЙ КРИВИЗНЫ НА КОЭФФИЦИЕНТЫ…)

Box 2, Folder 14

Japanese article by Hoff: The Effects of Temperature and Time on Aircraft and Missile Structures

Box 2, Folder 15

Buckling and Stability, 1954

Box 2, Folder 16

High Temperature Structures, 1958

Box 2, Folder 17

Aerostructures: Selected Papers of Nicholas J. Hoff (bound volume)

Box 2, Folder 18

Stress Distribution in the Presence of Steady Creep

Box 2, Folder 19

Philosophy of Safety in the Supersonic Age (1956)

Box 2, Folder 20

Dynamic Analysis of the Buckling of Laterally Loaded Flat Arches, 1954

Box 2, Folder 21

Applied Mechanics and Aeronautics in Japan, 1964

Box 2, Folder 22

Creep Deformations of Rectangular Frames, 1957

Box 2, Folder 23

Buckling of a Thin-Walled Circular Cylindrical Shell Heated Along an Axial Strip

Box 2, Folder 24

The Perplexing Behavior of Thin Circular Cylindrical Shells in Axial Compression, 1966

Box 2, Folder 25

Selection of Numerical Coefficient in Shell Buckling Formula

Box 2, Folder 26

The Applicability of Saint-Venant’s Principle to Airplane Structures, 1945

Box 2, Folder 27

Some Structural Problems of Space Flight, 1967

Box 3, Folder 1

Space Travel – How and Why, 1965

Box 3, Folder 2

AIAA Distinguished Lecture Series

Box 3, Folder 3

The Thermal Barrier - Structures

Box 3, Folder 4

Structural Stability, 1971

Box 3, Folder 5

Creep in Metal Structures, 1971

Box 3, Folder 6

The Structural Effects of Aerodynamic Heating, 1954

Box 3, Folder 7

Structural Stability, correspondence, and unidentified photo

Box 3, Folder 8

Notes on High Temperature Effects in Structures (1 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 9

Notes on High Temperature Effects in Structures (2 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 10

Notes

Box 3, Folder 11

Honolulu Paper (Also Stanford)

Box 3, Folder 12

Rules and Methods of Stress and Stability Calculations in the Presence of Creep, 1975

Box 3, Folder 13

Essays on Buckling and Creep

Box 3, Folder 14

Computer Algorithms for Solving Non-Linear Problems, 1965

Box 3, Folder 15

Dynamic Stability of Structures, 1965

Box 3, Folder 16

Papers on thin circular cylindrical or spherical shells

Box 3, Folder 17

Papers on creep

Box 4, Folder 1

List of Pibal Reports, 1957

Box 4, Folder 2

Creep Deformations of Rectangular Frames, 1957

Box 4, Folder 3

A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Creep Buckling, 1957

Box 4, Folder 4

Short papers on stress, structures, and temperature effects on speed and structure

Box 4, Folder 5

IUTAM United States National Committee / Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 1988-1990

Box 4, Folder 6

DC-10: Stresses in Airplane Cabin Floors and related correspondence; Letters to the Editor re: DC-10 doors

Box 4, Folder 7

Thin-walled Monocoques

Box 4, Folder 8

Creep Buckling

Box 4, Folder 9

Remarks on the Buckled Shapes of Thin-walled Circular Cylindrical and Conical Shells

Box 4, Folder 10

“What is Creep?” and “Short Cuts in Creep Buckling Analysis”

Box 4, Folder 11

Buckling and Stability

Box 4, Folder 12

Composite Materials in Aircraft Structures

Box 4, Folder 13

Axially Symmetric Creep Buckling of Circular Cylindrical Shells in Axial Compression

Box 4, Folder 14

Buckling of Thin Cylindrical Shell under Hoop Stresses Varying in Axial Direction

Box 4, Folder 15

Creep Buckling of Plates and Shells

Box 4, Folder 16

Influence Coefficients for Filament-wound Shells

Box 4, Folder 17

Elastic Analysis of Motor Case Shells

Box 4, Folder 18

Transmission of an Axial Load from a Cylindrical Shell to a Spherical Shell

Box 4, Folder 19

A Non-Linear Model Study of the Thermal Buckling of Thin Elastic Shells

Box 4, Folder 20

Structures and Materials for Finite Lifetime

Box 4, Folder 21

Dynamic Stability of Structures

Box 4, Folder 22

Some Structural Problems of Space Flight

Box 4, Folder 23

articles on airplane structures

Box 4, Folder 24

Structural Problems of Future Aircraft

Box 4, Folder 25

Course Content in Aircraft Structures

Box 4, Folder 26

The Applicability of Saint-Venant’s Principle to Airplane Structures

Box 4, Folder 27

The Proportioning of Aircraft Frameworks

Box 4, Folder 28

Philosophy of Safety in the Supersonic Age

Box 4, Folder 29

Axially Symmetric Creep Buckling of Circular Cylindrical Shells in Axial Compression

Box 4, Folder 30

The Necking and the Rupture of Rods Subjected to Constant Tensile Loads

Box 4, Folder 31

Structures and High Temperatures

Box 4, Folder 32

The Structural Effects of Aerodynamic Heating

Box 4, Folder 33

Structures for High Speed

Box 4, Folder 34

Bending and Buckling of Rectangular Sandwich Plates

Box 4, Folder 35

Innovation in Aircraft Structures – Fifty Years Ago and Today

Box 5, Folder 1

American Aviation Historical Society Journal, vol. 23, no. 1

Box 5, Folder 2

“Papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright”

Box 5, Folder 3

Thin Shells in Aerospace Structures

Box 5, Folder 4

The Deformation of an Inflated Circular Cylindrical Membrane by a Uniform Radial Line Load

Box 5, Folder 5

General Formulas for Influence Coefficients of Thin Spherical Shells

Box 5, Folder 6

A Graphic Resolution of Strain

Box 5, Folder 7

Thin Circular Conical Shells Under Arbitrary Loads

Box 5, Folder 8

Snapping of Imperfect Thin-Walled Circular Cylindrical Shells of Finite Length

Box 5, Folder 9

The Idealized Column

Box 5, Folder 10

Elastically Encased Struts

Box 5, Folder 11

The Development of a Technique for Testing Stiff Panels in Edgewise Compression

Box 5, Folder 12

Recent Progress in Applied Mechanics

Box 5, Folder 13

Thermal Effects in Structures

Box 5, Folder 14

Graduate and Research Work in Universities and the Use of College Men in Industry and Government

Box 5, Folder 15

Mechanics Applied to Creep Testing: William M. Murray Lecture

Box 5, Folder 16

Concentrated Load Effects in Reinforced Monocoque Structures

Box 5, Folder 17

Shortcuts in Creep Buckling Analysis

Box 5, Folder 18

Stress Analysis of Rings for Monocoque Fuselages

Box 5, Folder 19

A Numerical Procedure for the Calculation of the Moments in Edge Reinforcements of Cutouts in Monocoques

Box 5, Folder 20

Stresses in a Reinforced Monocoque Cylinder Under Concentrated Symmetric Transverse Loads

Box 5, Folder 21

Instability of Monocoque Structures in Pure Bending

Box 5, Folder 22

Stresses in Space-Curved Rings Reinforcing the Edges of Cut-Outs in Monocoque Fuselages

Box 5, Folder 23

General Instability of Monocoque Cylinders

Box 5, Folder 24

On the Transition from Axisymmetric to Multilobed Creep Buckling

Box 5, Folder 25

Creep Buckling of Rectangular Plates under Uniaxial Compression

Box 5, Folder 26

Stress Distribution in the Presence of Creep (3 articles)

Box 5, Folder 27

Articles on stress concentrations in cylindrically orthotropic plates

Box 5, Folder 28

Low Buckling Stresses of Axially Compressed Circular Cylindrical Shells of Finite Length

Box 5, Folder 29

The Effect of Creep on the Stress Distribution in Structures

Box 5, Folder 30

A Strain Energy Derivation of the Torsional-Flexural Buckling Loads of Straight Columns of Thin-Walled Open Sections

Box 5, Folder 31

Stress Analysis of Aircraft Frameworks

Box 5, Folder 32

Creep in Metal Structures

Box 5, Folder 33

Approximate Analysis of Structures in Presence of Moderately Large Creep Deformations

Box 5, Folder 34

Reversed Creep: A Remark to the Creep Buckling Theory of Rabotnov and Shesterikov

Box 5, Folder 35

Rules and Methods of Stress and Stability Calculations in the Presence of Creep

Box 5, Folder 36

Buckling and Stability: 41st Wilbur Wright Memorial Lecture

Box 5, Folder 37

Mechanics Applied to Creep Testing

Box 6, Folder 1

Some Recent Studies of the Buckling of Thin Shells

Box 6, Folder 2

Buckling at High Temperature

Box 6, Folder 3

Two articles on Thermal Buckling

Box 6, Folder 4

Rapid Creep in Structures

Box 6, Folder 5

The Buckling of Sandwich-type Panels

Box 6, Folder 6

Approximate Analysis of Structures in the Presence of Moderately Large Creep Deformations

Box 6, Folder 7

The Structural Effects of Aerodynamic Heating

Box 6, Folder 8

What is Creep?

Box 6, Folder 9

Damping of the Vibrations of a Coiled Spring Due to Creep

Box 6, Folder 10

Dynamic Criteria of Buckling

Box 6, Folder 11

The Dynamics of the Buckling of Elastic Columns

Box 6, Folder 12

Rapid Creep in Structures

Box 6, Folder 13

Stable and Unstable Equilibrium of Plane Frameworks

Box 6, Folder 14

A Survey of the Theories of Creep Buckling

Box 6, Folder 15

Kinematically Unstable Space Frameworks (2 copies)

Box 6, Folder 16

Buckling of Thin Shells

Box 6, Folder 17

The Perplexing Behavior of Thin Circular Cylindrical Shells in Axial Compression

Box 6, Folder 18

Inelastic Buckling of Columns in the Conventional Testing Machine

Box 6, Folder 19

Low Buckling Stresses of Axially Compressed Circular Cylindrical Shells of Finite Length - Corrected

Box 6, Folder 20

Some Recent Studies of the Buckling of Thin Shells (revised)

Box 6, Folder 21

A New Solution of the Buckling Problem of Thin Circular Cylindrical Shells Heated Along an Axial Strip

Box 0, Folder 0

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Box 6, Folder 22

A Variational Development of the Governing Equations and Boundary Conditions for Sandwich Plates With Ideally-Orthotropic Cores and an Application to the Interaction of General and Local Instability Under Axial Compression

Box 6, Folder 23

The Deformation of an Inflated Circular Cylindrical Membrane by a Uniform Radial Line Load

Box 6, Folder 24

Buckling of Axially Compressed Circular Cylindrical Shells at Stresses Smaller than the Classical Critical Value

Box 6, Folder 25

Dynamic Stability of Structures

Box 6, Folder 26

On the Transition from Axisymmetric to Multilobed Creep Buckling

Box 6, Folder 27

Short Cuts in Creep Buckling Analysis

Box 6, Folder 28

Rules and Methods of Stress and Stability Calculations in the Presence of Creep

Box 6, Folder 29

Dynamic Stability of Structures

Box 6, Folder 30

Some Structural Problems of Space Flight

Box 7, Folder 1

A Non-Linear Model Study of the Thermal Buckling of Thin Elastic Shells

Box 7, Folder 2

Structures and Materials for Finite Lifetime

Box 7, Folder 3

Buckling of Circular Cylindrical Shells in Axial Compression

Box 7, Folder 4

Lower Bounds for the Buckling Pressure of Spherical Shells (revised)

Box 7, Folder 5

Creep Buckling of Rectangular Plates Under Uniaxial Compression

Box 7, Folder 6

Mechanics Applied to Creep Testing

Box 8, Folder 1

Diplom-Arbeit 1928

Box 8, Folder 2

Institut de France: Academie des Sciences, Extrait du Decret 1989

Box 8, Folder 3

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science Certificate of Recognition

Box 8, Folder 4

Of Planes, Planebuilders, and Pilots: Contents and Chapters 1-2 (plus pg. 1 of Chapter 3)

Box 8, Folder 5

Of Planes, Planebuilders, and Pilots: Chapters 3-4 (plus pg. 1 of Chapter 5)

Box 8, Folder 6

Of Planes, Planebuilders, and Pilots: Chapter 5

Box 8, Folder 7

Of Planes, Planebuilders, and Pilots: Chapter 6-end

Box 8, Folder 8

Description of Blue Streak Structure with Photographs, Aug. 1906

Box 8, Folder 9

Bristol, Filton House: Photos

Box 8, Folder 10

New York Times: Aviation Section, October 11, 1953

Box 8, Folder 11

The Times: Survey of British Aviation, 1953, 1957, 1958

Box 8, Folder 12

Photos: Smirnoff Sailplane Derby Racing Information

Box 8, Folder 13

Misc. photos

Box 8, Folder 14

Bristol (photos)

Box 9, Folder 1

Photos: Aviation misc.

Box 9, Folder 2

Photos: Figures for Chapter 3

Box 9, Folder 3

Montgomery: Photos

Box 9, Folder 4

April 22, 1946 Daily News: New York – Washington Flight: 29 minutes

Box 9, Folder 5

Photos from Saab

Box 9, Folder 6

Santos Dumont VVIA Ellehammer Chapter 1 (photos)

Box 9, Folder 7

Douglas Commercial Air Transports

Box 9, Folder 8

J.C.H. Ellehammer – Autographed photograph album (some loose photos)

Box 9, Folder 9

Photos – negatives?

Box 9, Folder 10

Photo #6 from top of present “Montgomery Hill,” 1911

Box 9, Folder 11

Illustrations/Figures (photos)

Box 9, Folder 12

Photos from Short Brothers and Harland Ltd., Queen’s Island, Belfast

Box 9, Folder 13

Innovation Photos

Box 9, Folder 14

Curtiss (photos)

Box 9, Folder 15

Smithsonian (photos)

Box 9, Folder 16

Heinkel (photos)

Box 9, Folder 17

Reissner Ente (photos)

Box 9, Folder 18

miscellaneous photos, 1903-1913

Box 9, Folder 19

Vickers Vimy Geodetic (photos)

Box 9, Folder 20

Courtesy of Aireview, Japan

Box 9, Folder 21

562 and 531 (photos)

Box 9, Folder 22

Pages from album (photos)

Box 9, Folder 23

Monoscope (photos)

Box 9, Folder 24

Miscellaneous (photos)

Box 9, Folder 25

Hawker Siddeley (photos)

Box 9, Folder 26

De Havilland 287

Box 9, Folder 27

Cessna (photos)

Box 9, Folder 28

Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Box 9, Folder 29

Dassault (photos)

Box 9, Folder 30

Royal Aeronautical Society (photos)

Box 9, Folder 31

Rotter Lajos T.H. Lin Chunkng Plane

Box 10, Folder 1

Looking Inside - photos

Box 10, Folder 2

Innovation in Aircraft Structures

Box 10, Folder 3

Miscellaneous photos 2

Box 10, Folder 4

Miscellaneous photos 3

Box 10, Folder 5

Concorde/Staaken

Box 10, Folder 6

Northrop Alpha

Box 10, Folder 7

Chapter 7 (photos)

Box 10, Folder 8

Hawker-Siddeley

Box 10, Folder 9

Photos of Kármán Lecture

Box 10, Folder 10

First batch of Smithsonian photos

Box 10, Folder 11

Torsion Tests of 17 Skydyne Test Specimens

Box 10, Folder 12

Photos from Russia