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Berger, Dr. Bruce S.

Berger, Dr. Bruce S.

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
2143 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1962


  • Van Nostrand Prize
  • Otto Wolf Prize
  • ASME Award for Development of Mechanical Engineering


  • Member of Board of Directors, ASME, Washington Section
  • Research proposal reviewed for DOE
  • Journal reviewer, Intl. Journal of Engineering Sciences, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Journal of Applied Mechanics

Dynamical systems Machine tool vibrations Numerical methods

  • “N-Dimensional Laplace Transform,” Mathematics of Computation, A.M.S., July 1966, pp. 418-421.
  • With R. Danson and R. Carpenter), “Tables  of Zeros and Weights for Gauss-Laguerre Quadrature to 24s for N=400, 500, and 600,” November 1968.
  • With R. Danson and R. Carpenter),   “Tables  of Zeros and Weights for Gauss-Laguerre Quadrature to 23S for N=700, 800, and 900,” January 1969.
  • UMT file of Mathematics Computation, Mathematics of Computation, Vol. 23, No. 108, October 1969.
  • (With Y. F. Wang), “Dynamic Interaction Between an Elastic Cylindrical Shell Subjected to Point Loadings and an Acoustic Medium,”  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, February 1971, Vol. 49, Num. 1, pp. 682-688.
  • (with P. Bernard), “A Method for Computing Three-Dimensional Turbulent Flows,” SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, Vol. 42, No. 3, June 1983, pp. 453-470.
  • “Velocity and Vorticity Correlations,” Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, American Mathematics Society, Vol. XLII, No.5, April 1985, pp. 97-102.
  • (With M. Rokni), “Lyapunov Exponents and Subspace Evolution,” Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, Vol. XLV, No.4, December, 1987, pp. 789-973.  
  • (With M. Rokni), “Lyapunov Exponents and the Evolution of Normals,” International Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 25, No. 11/12, 1987, pp. 1393-1396.
  • (With M. Rokni), “Least Squares Approximation of Lyapunov Exponents,” Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, Vol. XLVII, No. 3, September 1989, pp. 505-508.
  • (With M. Rokni), “Lyapunov Exponents and Discontinuous Dynamical Systems,” Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, Vol. XLVIII, No. 3, September 1990, pp. 549-553.
  • (With M. Rokni and I. Minis), “Complex Dynamics in Metal Cutting,” Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, Vol. LI, No. 4, December 1993, pp. 606-612.
  • (With I. Minis, M. Rokni, et al), “Cutting State Identification,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, 200(1), January 1997, pp.15-29.
  • (With J.A. Manzari, D. Anand, C. Belai), “Auto-Regressive SVD Algorithms for Cutting State Identification”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 248 (2), November 2001, pp. 351-370.

A selection taken from 100 proceedings and journal publications.

Celebrating Two Decades of Partnership in Energy Education

Campus energy provider ENGIE concludes its 20th year of support for UMD engineering students.

Alumnus John Berger (M.S. ME ’85, Ph.D. ME ’90) Promoted to Senior Associate Provost at Colorado School of Mines

John has served as both Professor and Department Head at the Colorado School of Mines.

Welcome, NAE Members

The Clark School welcomes six National Academy Engineering members who will be returning to or joining our faculty this fall.

Mechanical Engineering Students Recognized at Annual Honors and Award Ceremony

Twelve Mechanical Engineering students were awarded for their achievements at the 2014 Clark School Honors and Award Ceremony.

Three Mechanical Engineering Students Receive NASA Fellowships

Herzberger, Scammel, and Saurbrunn receive NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships.

Clark School Senior Wins Schlumberger Intern Video Contest

Mechanical Engineering senior Haley Crock created a winning video documenting her summer internship with Schlumberger.

Clark School Freshmen Compete in Hovercraft Competition

ENES100 students build autonomous hovercrafts for final exam.

Engineering Curriculum Development Recognized by NSF and IOP

Program funds and institute journal supports nanotech and bio-inspired design curriculum.

New Keystone Instructors Selected

Thamire, Bonenberger and Calabro selected to enhance teaching of fundamental courses.

Maryland's Tau Mu Chapter hosts 82nd National Pi Tau Sigma Convention

UMD's Tau Mu Chapter hosted the 82nd National Pi Tau Sigma Convention on the weekend of February 21-23, 2003.

British Parliament Members Visit the CHP Integration Test Center

On January 30, 2002 several members of the British Parliament were in Washington, DC, for a Summit on Climate Change and Renewable Energy.