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In 1969, Raymond R McHenry
was awarded the Crompton-Lanchester Medal
from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
- Awarded by the Board of the Automobile Division for the best paper or for outstanding service considered to have special influence on the advancement of automobile engineering. This is the premier Automobile Division award. To be chosen from Gresham Cooke (208), The Clifford S Steadman Prize (222), Engineering Applied to Agriculture Award (303) and the Starley Premium Award (319).
The work Ray was working on was the Highway Vehicle Object Simulation Model (HVOSM)
as documented in:
We misplaced the award in our offices around 10 or more years ago. It finally resurfaced in the last week!
This is what it looks like:
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Sept 2013: While moving/sorting through office materials, I came across the Calspan announcement of Ray's second award from the IME:
The announcement was as follows:
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- BUFFALO, NEW YORK --- Raymond R. McHenry, a Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory auto-safety researcher, will receive the "Safety Award in Mechanical Engineering" from England's Institution of Mechanical Engineers at a ceremony in London on February 24. The Institution is one of the world's oldest and largest technical organizations.
This will be the second international award Mr. McHenry has received for his contributions to world auto-safety engineering.
Both are based on research that he performed at Cornell Laboratory for the Traffic Systems Division of the Federal Highway Administration, U. S. Department of Transportation.
Mr. McHenry is assistant head of CAL's Transportation Research Department.
Last year, Mr. McHenry received the English Crompton-Lanchester Medal from the Automobile Division of the same Institution of Mechanical Engineers that will honor him on February 24. The research covered by both awards was described by Mr. McHenry in a paper, which he presented at a technical symposium at the University of Technology, Loughborough, England, in January 1969. The award that he will receive this month is for 1969.
Mr. McHenry's award-winning research is directed both at reduction in control loss in emergency maneuvers and at reduction in damage to cars and injuries to their occupants when cars hurtle off the road, but of control,in accidents involving a lone car. The six-year program, which Mr. McHenry still directs, centers on the creation of a computer simulation of auto dynamics in violent maneuvers and in collisions with roadside objects.
Mr. McHenry joined Cornell Laboratory in 1961. He previously served with the American Machine & Foundry Company in Greenwich and Stamford, Connecticut,for two years. Prior to that, he was with the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, and the Chrysler Corporation in Detroit for a total of seven years. Ford filed three patent applications for Mr. McHenry, all concerned with advanced suspension systems.
Mr. McHenry was graduated in engineering physics from the University of Maine in 1953. He received a master's degree from the Chrysler Institute in 1955. The researcher also has done graduate study in engine¢ring mechanics at Cornell University and the State University of New York at Buffalo.
The paper mentioned in the announcement is: