Excerpt from Modern Engines and Power Generators, Vol 1 A Practical Work on Prime Movers and the Transmission of Power, Steam, Electric, Water and Hot AirThe term Modern Engines applies not only to engines of modern design, or invented in recent years, but also to all engines found to serve useful and efficient purposes at this date Many old devices and designs have survived, and are worthy of a place when presented in their modern developments.The most highly developed machinery cannot in every case be employed by the engineer In many instances rough and ready methods arc necessary, and efficiency is sacrificed for the sake of convenience and simplicity Me has often to make use of what materials can be most readily found in his neighbourhood, and while a triple expansion steam engine and a multitubular boiler would be highly appreciated and very economical as a prime mover, such an outfit would be in many cases impossible where less complicated and primitive machinery would be quite successful References are therefore made to older types still in practical use.Each Volume of this work will contain some special feature This First Volume discusses the fluid pressure machines operated by fluid impulse, by air, water, and steam flowing under a difference of pressure These include that most important prime mover, the steam turbine, which therefore forms the special feature of Volume I Being a new subject, and of great interests involved, the prior patents covering the fundamental inventions have been briefly noticed, as well as all the recent inventions worthy of notice on this subject.The application of the steam turbine to marine propulsion will be further discussed later on in this work under Marine Engines The windmill is worthy of attention in connection with the possibility of transmitting and storing the energy generated Combined with storage, the best site for the mill may be chosen, and the e...
|Title||:||Modern Engines and Power Generators, Vol. 1: A Practical Work on Prime Movers and the Transmission of Power, Steam, Electric, Water and Hot Air (Classic Reprint)|
|Publisher||:||Forgotten Books November 17, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
|File Size||:||869 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Modern Engines and Power Generators, Vol. 1: A Practical Work on Prime Movers and the Transmission of Power, Steam, Electric, Water and Hot Air (Classic Reprint) Reviews
Bought this book as a gift for my dad for Christmas last year and he loved it. Probably get the next volume for him as well.