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John Bourne
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 432 pages of information about A Catechism of the Steam Engine.
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The Locomotive Engine.1
CHAP.  X.—­EXAMPLES OF ENGINES OF RECENT CONSTRUCTION.1
CHAP.  XI.—­ON VARIOUS FORMS AND APPLICATIONS OF THE STEAM ENGINE.1
CHAP.  XII.—­MANUFACTURE AND MANAGEMENT OF STEAM ENGINES.1
MECHANICAL PRINCIPLES OF THE STEAM ENGINE.1
NATURE AND USES OF A VACUUM.3
VELOCITY OF FALLING BODIES AND MOMENTUM OF MOVING BODIES.5
CENTRAL FORCES.7
CENTRES OF GRAVITY, GYRATION, AND OSCILLATION.9
THE PENDULUM AND GOVERNOR.10
THE MECHANICAL POWERS.12
FRICTION.14
STRENGTH OF MATERIALS AND STRAINS SUBSISTING IN MACHINES.18
CHAPTER I.24
THE ENGINE.28
THE MARINE ENGINE.33
SCREW ENGINES.37
THE LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE.38
CHAPTER II.41
HEAT.41
COMBUSTION.43
STEAM.49
CHAPTER III.52
CHAPTER IV.62
HORSES POWER.62
DUTY OF ENGINES AND BOILERS.66
THE INDICATOR.69
DYNAMOMETER, GAUGES, AND CATARACT.71
CHAPTER V.74
HEATING AND FIRE GRATE SURFACE.74
CALORIMETER AND VENT.76
EVAPORATIVE POWER OF BOILERS.80
MODERN MARINE AND LOCOMOTIVE BOILERS.82
THE BLAST IN LOCOMOTIVES.83
BOILER CHIMNEYS.87
STEAM ROOM AND PRIMING.88
STRENGTH OF BOILERS.92
BOILER EXPLOSIONS.95
CHAPTER VI.98
AIR PUMP, CONDENSER, AND HOT AND COLD WATER PUMPS.101
FLY WHEEL.106
STRENGTHS OF LAND ENGINES.106
STRENGTH OF MARINE AND LOCOMOTIVE ENGINES.110
CHAPTER VII.114
LAND AND MARINE BOILERS.114
INCRUSTATION AND CORROSION OF BOILERS.122
LOCOMOTIVE BOILERS.130
CHAPTER VIII.134
PUMPING ENGINES.134
VARIOUS FORMS OF MARINE ENGINES.140
CYLINDERS, PISTONS, AND VALVES,143
AIR PUMP AND CONDENSER.149
PUMPS, COCKS, AND PIPES.154
DETAILS OF THE SCREW AND SCREW SHAFT.158
DETAILS OF THE PADDLES AND PADDLE SHAFT.159
THE LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE.164
CHAPTER IX.179
EXPERIMENTS ON THE RESISTANCE OF VESSELS.181
INFLUENCE OF THE SIZE OF VESSELS UPON THEIR SPEED.184
STRUCTURE AND OPERATION OF PADDLE WHEELS.185
CONFIGURATION AND ACTION OF THE SCREW.190
COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES OF PADDLE AND SCREW VESSELS.192
COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES OF DIFFERENT SCREWS.198
PROPORTIONS OF SCREWS.201
SCREW VESSELS WITH FULL AND AUXILIARY POWER.203
SCREW AND PADDLES COMBINED.204
CHAPTER X.206
DIRECT ACTING SCREW ENGINE.216
LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE.223
CHAPTER XI227
CHAPTER XII.244
CONSTRUCTION OF ENGINES.244
ERECTION OF ENGINES.252
MANAGEMENT OF MARINE BOILERS.257
MANAGEMENT OF MARINE ENGINES.260
MANAGEMENT OF LOCOMOTIVES.263
INDEX.267
THE END.279
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