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Practical Essay on the Strength of Cast Iron and Other Metals
Containing Practical Rules, Tables, and Examples, Founded on a Series of Experiments, with an Extensive Table of the Properties of Materials


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  • Date Published: May 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108070355

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  • Although cast iron was used in pagoda construction in ancient China, it was in Britain in the eighteenth century that new methods allowed for its production in quantities that enabled widespread use. An engineer who had educated himself tirelessly in technical subjects from carpentry to architecture, Thomas Tredgold (1788–1829) first published this work in 1822. It served as a standard textbook for British engineers in the early nineteenth century, and several translations extended its influence on the continent. Reissued here in the fourth edition of 1842, edited and annotated by the structural engineer Eaton Hodgkinson (1789–1861), who presents his own research in the second volume, this work addresses both practical and mathematical questions in assessing metallic strength. In Volume 2, benefiting from twenty years of progress since Tredgold's original publication, Hodgkinson provides details of his own advanced experiments.

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    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108070355
    • length: 216 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Tensile strength of cast iron
    3. Strength of cast iron and other materials to resist compression
    4. Resistance of short masses to a crushing force
    5. Strength of long pillars
    6. Strength of short flexible pillars
    7. Comparative strength of long similar pillars
    8. On the strength of pillars of various forms
    9. Comparative strengths of long pillars of cast iron, wrought iron, steel, and timber
    10. Power of pillars to sustain long-continued pressure
    11. Euler's theory of the strength of pillars
    12. Results of experiments on the resistance of solid uniform cylinders of cast iron to a force of compression
    13. Transverse strength
    14. Long-continued pressure on bars or beams.

  • Author

    Eaton Hodgkinson

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