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Croatian Scientists in the Development of 20th Century Mechanical Engineering

Ivo Alfirević ; Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Zagreb

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Mechanical engineering started to become distinct from classical mechanics on the turn of the 18th to the 19th century, i.e. at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, prompted by the establishment of polytechnics in Europe. In Croatia, mechanical engineering began to develop in the second half of the 19th century, intensifying after the establishment of the Royal Polytechnic in Zagreb in 1919. This paper also presents the biographies of distinguished Croatian and foreign scientists who contributed to the development of mechanical engineering in Croatia in the 20th century.


mechanical engineering; 20th century; Peter Salcher; Ivan Blaž Lupis; Sándor Alexander Riegler; Vinko Dvořák; Vinko Hlavinka; Stjepan Prokofjevič Timošenko; Konstantin Čališev

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