Walter PilkeyWalter Pilkey (1936–2007) was a professor of mechanical engineering at University of Virginia. He earned his PhD from Penn State. His areas of professional interest included crash safety, shock and computational mechanics. He wrote or co-authored more than 30 books and 300 articles in professional publications. He founded ''Shock and Vibration'', a journal published in association with SAVIAC and the limited distribution journal ''Critical Technology in Shock and Vibration'', also in association with SAVIAC. He was the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Finite Elements in Analysis and Design.
Professor Pilkey was a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Provided by Wikipedia