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This is the first comprehensive history of the steam engine in fifty years.
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This is the first comprehensive history of the steam engine in fifty years. It follows the development of reciprocating steam engines, from their earliest forms to the beginning of the twentieth century when they were replaced by steam turbines.
A highly readable history of the stationary steam engine, intelligible to the non-specialist reader and engineer alike.
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A Short History of the Steam Engine, first published in 1939, remains one of the most readable and clear explanations of the topic for the non-specialist. H. W. Dickinson limits himself to stationary engines and boilers, and only touches on the beginnings of locomotive and marine engines. He puts the stages of development in their context, showing how economic and social factors were involved in the evolution of the steam engine. The illustrations are plentiful and the text, while technical, never becomes impenetrable. The successive improvements to the simple engines of the seventeenth century, as new materials or purposes arose, are developed chapter by chapter to the twentieth century. Each engineer was building on the work of his predecessors, rather than there being any single inventor of genius. Dickinson also wrote biographies of key figures of the Industrial Revolution, which are being reissued in this series.
An Unabridged, Digitally Enlarged Printing With All Figures, Including, But Not Limited To: STEAM ENGINE MECHANISM - Elements Of The Steam Engine - The Four-Link Slider Crank - The Plain Slide-Valve Engine - The D Slide-Valve And Steam ...
About this book
An Unabridged, Digitally Enlarged Printing With All Figures, Including, But Not Limited To: STEAM ENGINE MECHANISM - Elements Of The Steam Engine - The Four-Link Slider Crank - The Plain Slide-Valve Engine - The D Slide-Valve And Steam Distribution - Relative Position Of Valve And Piston - Effects Of Lap - Lead - Positions Of Eccentric For Opposite Directions Of Rotation - Rocker Arms - Dead Centers - Clearance - Real And Apparent Cut-Off And Ratio Of Expansion - Corliss Valve Gear - Relative Motions Of Piston, Crank, And Valves - STEAM ENGINE DESIGN - Data And Calculations - The Boiler Pressures For Different Types Of Engines - Economical Ratio Of Expansion - Piston Speed - Clearance - Engine Calculations - Back Pressure And Point Of Exhaust Closure - Calculations For Simple Non-Condensing Engine - Calculations For High-Speed Automatic Cut-Off Engine - Hoisting And Locomotive Engines - Cylinders And Steam Chests - Steam Ports And Passages - Engine Shafts And Cranks - Crankpins For Overhung Crank - Hollow Pistons - Built Up Pistons - Solid Pistons - Marine Pistons - Piston Packing - Piston Rod - Connection Of Rod To Piston - Proportions For Connecting Rods (Solid And Open) - Strap-End Connecting Rod - Crossheads - Valves, Valve Steams, And Eccentric Rods - Eccentric Sheaves And Straps - Stuffing Boxes - Engine Flywheels - Calculations For Built-Up Flywheels - Flywheel Rim Joints - Stress In Rim Flange, And In Bolts Fastening Arm To Rim - Engine Frames, Or Beds - Examples Of Engine Proportions With Tables -