By Mary A. Sego
Primary Creator: Smith, Albert
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Forms of Material: Articles
Professor Albert Smith was head of the Structural Engineering Department for several years. He graduated from Dartmouth College 1898and then attended the Thayer School of Civil Engineering, graduating in 1903, at Hanover, New Hampshire. Later he was employed by the Illinois Steel Company. He came to Purdue in 1904 and stayed until 1921. He began as an instructor and later was advanced to a full professorship.
He was a tall, frail man, and was the son-in-law of Dean Stanley Coulter. He served in the Spanish-American War and was a Lt. Col. with the engineers oversees in World War I. He was known for his studies he made near old Stuart Field. He built a wind tunnel and a model buidling there and used them to determine the effects of wind pressure on tall buildings.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: MSF 347, Albert Smith papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Finding Aid Revision History: Bio revised by EW, 12/12/12