|Professor dr Mladen Berković
was born on March 30th 1936 in Zagreb by father Stevan and mother
Zora. He finished the elementary school in Bachka Topola, and the Gymnasium
in Subotica. He was the senior student at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
in Belgrade when in 1960 he won the Aviation Union competition
for project of the standard glider of firm LIBIS, from Ljubljana, which
was used in production on 50 glider named TRENER. At the last year
of studies he was chosen to be demonstrator of subject Machine Parts. He
graduated in 1961 at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade,
at Aerocosmotechnical division. From 1950 he has been the member of Aviation
Union, where he, along intensive sport activities and participation on
many national and international glider's competitions, officiated
several functions in Administrative Board of Aeroclub and Glider Commission
of Aviation Union of Yugoslavia.
In 1974 he defended Master's thesis titled A Finite Elements with Assumed Stresses in Element and Displacements of the Boundaries, in Theory of Elasticity plane problem and Theory of Elastic Structures at the Department of Mechanics of the Institute of Mechanics, of former Natural-Mathematical Faculty of the University of Belgrade, where he also got a Doctor's degree on the subject Membrane finite elements in 1978.