Melan, Ernst, b. Bruenn (now Brno, Czech Republic), Nov. 16, 1890, d. Vienna, Dec. 10, 1963, construction engineer. Son of Josef (see) Melan. Worked for Waagner-Biró AG, from 1923 Professor at Prague University, 1925-62 at Vienna University of Technology. Focused on statics, elasticity and plasticity theory and in particular the application of mathematical methods to these fields of study. Also engaged in many practical engineering projects in the field of steel and timber construction engineering.
Works#Zur Plastizitaet des raeumlichen Kontinuums, in: Ingenieur-Archiv 9, 1938; Einfuehrung in die Baustatik, 1950; Waermespannungen, 1953 (with H. Parkus); Der Brueckenbau, vols. 2-3, 1948/1950 (ed.).
Literature#Almanach der Oesterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 116, 1967; NDB.