A Catechism of the Steam Engine
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A Catechism of the Steam Engine

By C.E. John Bourne
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  • A CATECHISM OF THE STEAM ENGINE
  • IN ITS VARIOUS APPLICATIONS TO MINES, MILLS, STEAM NAVIGATION, RAILWAYS, AND AGRICULTURE.
  • WITH
  • PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MANUFACTURE AND MANAGEMENT OF ENGINES OF EVERY CLASS.
    • BY
    • JOHN BOURNE, C.E.
    • PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION.
    • PREFACE TO THE FIFTH EDITION.
    • PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.
    • CONTENTS.
  • MECHANICAL PRINCIPLES OF THE STEAM ENGINE.
    • CLASSIFICATION OF ENGINES.
      • NATURE AND USES OF A VACUUM.
      • VELOCITY OF FALLING BODIES AND MOMENTUM OF MOVING BODIES.
      • CENTRAL FORCES.
      • CENTRES OF GRAVITY, GYRATION, AND OSCILLATION.
      • THE PENDULUM AND GOVERNOR.
      • THE MECHANICAL POWERS.
      • FRICTION.
      • STRENGTH OF MATERIALS AND STRAINS SUBSISTING IN MACHINES.
    • NATURE AND USES OF A VACUUM.
    • VELOCITY OF FALLING BODIES AND MOMENTUM OF MOVING BODIES.
    • CENTRAL FORCES.
    • CENTRES OF GRAVITY, GYRATION, AND OSCILLATION.
    • THE PENDULUM AND GOVERNOR.
    • THE MECHANICAL POWERS.
    • FRICTION.
    • STRENGTH OF MATERIALS AND STRAINS SUBSISTING IN MACHINES.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE STEAM ENGINE.
      • THE BOILER.
      • THE ENGINE.
      • THE MARINE ENGINE.
      • SCREW ENGINES.
      • THE LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE.
    • THE BOILER.
    • THE ENGINE.
    • THE MARINE ENGINE.
    • SCREW ENGINES.
    • THE LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • HEAT, COMBUSTION, AND STEAM.
      • HEAT.
      • COMBUSTION.
      • STEAM.
    • HEAT.
    • COMBUSTION.
    • STEAM.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • EXPANSION OF STEAM AND ACTION OF THE VALVES.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • MODES OF ESTIMATING THE POWER AND PERFORMANCE OF ENGINES AND BOILERS.
      • HORSES POWER.
      • DUTY OF ENGINES AND BOILERS.
      • THE INDICATOR.
      • DYNAMOMETER, GAUGES, AND CATARACT.
    • HORSES POWER.
    • DUTY OF ENGINES AND BOILERS.
    • THE INDICATOR.
    • DYNAMOMETER, GAUGES, AND CATARACT.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • PROPORTIONS OF BOILERS.
      • HEATING AND FIRE GRATE SURFACE.
      • CALORIMETER AND VENT.
      • EVAPORATIVE POWER OF BOILERS.
      • MODERN MARINE AND LOCOMOTIVE BOILERS.
      • THE BLAST IN LOCOMOTIVES.
      • BOILER CHIMNEYS.
      • STEAM ROOM AND PRIMING.
      • STRENGTH OF BOILERS.
      • BOILER EXPLOSIONS.
    • HEATING AND FIRE GRATE SURFACE.
    • CALORIMETER AND VENT.
    • EVAPORATIVE POWER OF BOILERS.
    • MODERN MARINE AND LOCOMOTIVE BOILERS.
    • THE BLAST IN LOCOMOTIVES.
    • BOILER CHIMNEYS.
    • STEAM ROOM AND PRIMING.
    • STRENGTH OF BOILERS.
    • BOILER EXPLOSIONS.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • PROPORTIONS OF ENGINES.
      • STEAM PASSAGES.
      • AIR PUMP, CONDENSER, AND HOT AND COLD WATER PUMPS.
      • FLY WHEEL.
      • STRENGTHS OF LAND ENGINES.
      • STRENGTH OF MARINE AND LOCOMOTIVE ENGINES.
    • STEAM PASSAGES.
    • AIR PUMP, CONDENSER, AND HOT AND COLD WATER PUMPS.
    • FLY WHEEL.
    • STRENGTHS OF LAND ENGINES.
    • STRENGTH OF MARINE AND LOCOMOTIVE ENGINES.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • CONSTRUCTIVE DETAILS OF BOILERS.
      • LAND AND MARINE BOILERS.
      • INCRUSTATION AND CORROSION OF BOILERS.
      • LOCOMOTIVE BOILERS.
    • LAND AND MARINE BOILERS.
    • INCRUSTATION AND CORROSION OF BOILERS.
    • LOCOMOTIVE BOILERS.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • CONSTRUCTIVE DETAILS OF ENGINES.
      • PUMPING ENGINES.
      • VARIOUS FORMS OF MARINE ENGINES.
      • CYLINDERS, PISTONS, AND VALVES,
      • AIR PUMP AND CONDENSER.
      • PUMPS, COCKS, AND PIPES.
      • DETAILS OF THE SCREW AND SCREW SHAFT.
      • DETAILS OF THE PADDLES AND PADDLE SHAFT.
      • THE LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE.
    • PUMPING ENGINES.
    • VARIOUS FORMS OF MARINE ENGINES.
    • CYLINDERS, PISTONS, AND VALVES,
    • AIR PUMP AND CONDENSER.
    • PUMPS, COCKS, AND PIPES.
    • DETAILS OF THE SCREW AND SCREW SHAFT.
    • DETAILS OF THE PADDLES AND PADDLE SHAFT.
    • THE LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • STEAM NAVIGATION.
      • RESISTANCE OF VESSELS IN WATER.
      • EXPERIMENTS ON THE RESISTANCE OF VESSELS.
      • INFLUENCE OF THE SIZE OF VESSELS UPON THEIR SPEED.
      • STRUCTURE AND OPERATION OF PADDLE WHEELS.
      • CONFIGURATION AND ACTION OF THE SCREW.
      • COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES OF PADDLE AND SCREW VESSELS.
      • COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES OF DIFFERENT SCREWS.
      • PROPORTIONS OF SCREWS.
      • SCREW VESSELS WITH FULL AND AUXILIARY POWER.
      • SCREW AND PADDLES COMBINED.
    • RESISTANCE OF VESSELS IN WATER.
    • EXPERIMENTS ON THE RESISTANCE OF VESSELS.
    • INFLUENCE OF THE SIZE OF VESSELS UPON THEIR SPEED.
    • STRUCTURE AND OPERATION OF PADDLE WHEELS.
    • CONFIGURATION AND ACTION OF THE SCREW.
    • COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES OF PADDLE AND SCREW VESSELS.
    • COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES OF DIFFERENT SCREWS.
    • PROPORTIONS OF SCREWS.
    • SCREW VESSELS WITH FULL AND AUXILIARY POWER.
    • SCREW AND PADDLES COMBINED.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • EXAMPLES OF ENGINES.
      • OSCILLATING PADDLE ENGINES.
      • DIRECT ACTING SCREW ENGINE.
      • LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE.
    • OSCILLATING PADDLE ENGINES.
    • DIRECT ACTING SCREW ENGINE.
    • LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE.
  • CHAPTER XI
    • OF VARIOUS FORMS, APPLICATIONS, AND APPLIANCES OF THE STEAM ENGINE.
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • MANUFACTURE AND MANAGEMENT OF STEAM ENGINES.
      • CONSTRUCTION OF ENGINES.
      • ERECTION OF ENGINES.
      • MANAGEMENT OF MARINE BOILERS.
      • MANAGEMENT OF MARINE ENGINES.
      • MANAGEMENT OF LOCOMOTIVES.
    • CONSTRUCTION OF ENGINES.
    • ERECTION OF ENGINES.
    • MANAGEMENT OF MARINE BOILERS.
    • MANAGEMENT OF MARINE ENGINES.
    • MANAGEMENT OF LOCOMOTIVES.
  • INDEX.
    • THE END.
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