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1995-09-01
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Graham White
While it took the demands of two World Wars to bring aviation into acceptance by the general public, it was a relative handful of engineers, entrepreneurs, and pilots who positioned the technology and resources necessary to make aviation one of the deciding factors in ending World War II. This book attempts to illuminate some of the historically significant technical developments that were incorporated into World War II aircraft engines that directly contributed to the execution and tactics of the war. Engines detailed in the book include those from these manufacturers: Rolls-Royce Bristol, Napier General Electric Pratt and Whitney Allison Wright Aeronautical Corporation
1995-08-01
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Don Goodsell
The second edition of the Dictionary of Automotive Engineering provides complete coverage of over 3,000 terms and over 100 detailed drawings currently used in automotive engineering worldwide. This thorough technical reference defines the terminology of the professional engineer, and also includes the more informal vocabulary common in industry use. This second edition includes expanded coverage of the following areas: fuels and lubricants, materials (including plastics and elastomers), tires, off-highway and construction vehicles, testing, and electronics. Co-published by SAE and Butterworth-Heinemann.
1995-07-01
Book
William J. Lux
Engineers may become involved in litigation for various reasons. Some common examples include product liability and accident investigation cases. The information and suggestions included in An Engineer in the Courtroom will enable engineers to do a proper and professional job when dealing with matters of litigation, in and out of the courtroom. Chapters Cover: Introduction The Nature of Accidents Why Go to Court? Avoiding Litigation The Litigation Process Engineers and Engineering Information How the Engineer Can Help the Attorney The Discovery Process The Deposition The Trial Questions Accident Reconstruction Definitions and Techniques Employed by Attorneys War Stories Tips for the Engineer Involved in Litigation An interesting, informative, "must-read" book for engineers involved in product design, consulting, or accident investigation, and an ideal reference for lawyers to have on hand to give to engineers serving as expert witnesses.
1995-02-01
Book
Mark S. Vukasovich
A Glossary of Corrosion-Related Terms Used in Science and Industry features definitions for over 4,000 specialized terms related to corrosion and corrosion prevention/control. Its coverage encompasses not only the fundamental terms commonly used in corrosion science, but also lesser-known, industry-specific jargon. The Glossary contains terms relevant to the study, effect, and control of corrosion that pertain to chemistry/electro-chemistry, metallurgy, plastics, paints/coatings, metal finishing, and the environment. Various synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations are also included. A practical desk reference for students, scientists, engineers, technicians, and manufacturing and maintenance personnel. About the author. . . Currently a consultant on corrosion and corrosion protection matters, Mark Vukasovich has over 35 years of experience in industrial research and product/process development.
1995-02-01
Book
Carl Breer
Through words and pictures from Breer's own photography collection, The Birth of Chrysler Corporation and Its Engineering Legacy offers a nostalgic look at the industry's early days and provides us with insight into the men that were instrumental to Chrysler Corporation's engineering success. After reading this account of the stellar careers of Zeder, Skelton, and Breer, and the many engineering accomplishments for which they were responsible, automotive engineers will appreciate the great legacy given to them by these men. A book of interest to all automotive historians, design engineers, car enthusiasts, and anyone wishing to learn more about the automobile industry in its early years.
1993-08-01
Book
Richard P. Scharchburg
In September 1893, little could 23-year-old mechanic J. Frank Duryea dream of the changes that would be brought about by his creation -- a frail gasoline buggy that made its debut on the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts. Charles E. and J. Frank Duryea, two brothers from rural Illinois, were the founders of the American automobile industry. The Duryea Motor Wagon company was the first company organized in the United States for the manufacture of automobiles. The attention-getting, older brother Charles demanded - and to date has received - the principal credit for these pioneering accomplishments. A bitter family feud between the brothers, which was even carried on by their families after their deaths, further muddied the question about the individual brothers' contributions. However, in Carriages Without Horses: J. Frank Duryea and the Birth of the American Automobile Industry, historian and author Richard P. Scharchburg proves that the quiet, self-effacing younger brother J.
1992-06-01
Book
The second edition of the SAE Glossary of Automotive Terms is an updated compendium of automotive engineering terms and related definitions which appear in SAE Standards, Recommended Practices, and Information Reports. This volume includes nearly 800 new and revised terms, extracted from new and revised technical reports from 1986 to 1992. Terms and definitions are taken verbatim from SAE technical reports published in the 1992 SAE Handbook .
1992-02-01
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Sir Harry Ricardo
Sir Harry Ricardo (1885-1974), a pioneer in mechanical engineering, recounts his influential career which dates to the infancy of the internal combustion engine. This autobiography includes descriptions of the many technical breakthroughs Ricardo was responsible for, such as the engine for the first tanks in 1916, his early research into the problem of knock in engines, and the design of engines for World War I aircraft.
1992-02-01
Book
This book takes an in-depth look at the lives, personalities, and technical achievements of 12 preeminent engineers who made significant and lasting contributions to the design and development of the automobile over the last century. From early pioneers such as Amedee Bollee pere, whose first steam-driven vehicle took the road in 1878, to more recent innovators such as Colin Chapman, pace-setter of the Grand Prix scene, Automobile Design presents twelve penetrating design and character studies that will fascinate all automobile enthusiasts and historians. Other early pioneers covered include: Frederick Lanchestser Henry M. Leland Hans Ledwinka Marc Birkigt Ferdinand Porsche Harry Miller Vittorio Jano Gabriel Voisin Alec Issigonis Dante Giacosa, et. al.
1991-02-01
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Max Bentele
Readers will be fascinated by Bentele's stories of the setbacks and the successes he encountered over the course of his acclaimed career. The dawn of the jet age, developments at the end of World War II, the development of automotive and aircraft gas turbines, and the rotary engine era are just some of the historical events which are recounted in this book.
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