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Practical Essay on the Strength of Cast Iron and Other Metals

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: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108070362

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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 1, wherever progress has been made since the original publication, Hodgkinson adds notes to Tredgold's original text. In Volume 2, Hodgkinson provides details of his own advanced experiments.

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    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108070362
    • length: 554 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Advertisement to the fourth edition
    Advertisement to the third edition
    Preface to the second edition
    1. Introduction
    2. Explanation of the tables
    3. Of the forms of greatest strength for beams to resist cross strains
    4. Of the strongest form of section for beams to resist cross strains
    5. An account of experiments on cast iron
    6. Experiments on malleable iron and other metals
    7. On the strength and deflexion of cast iron
    8. Of lateral stiffness, with rules and examples
    9. Resistance to torsion
    10. On the strength of columns, pillars, or other supports
    11. Of the resistance to impulsive force
    Plates
    Explanation of the plates. Volume 2:
    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.

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    Thomas Tredgold

    Eaton Hodgkinson

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