Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London; Giving Some Accounts of the Present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours, of the Ingenious, in Many Considerable Parts of the World Volume 104

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London; Giving Some Accounts of the Present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours, of the Ingenious, in Many Considerable Parts of the World Volume 104

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...sea Tris advantage derived from the em ploymentpf forces acting obliquely with respect to each other, in a variety of cases which occur in practical mechanics, has been demonstratively established by theoretical writers on the subject; and attempts have often been made to extend the application of the principle very considerably in the art of ship-building; but hitherto with very little permanent success. Mr. SeiPmcs's arrangements are in many respects either new or newly modified', and the results of their actual employment, in the repair of the Tremendous, appear to be sufficiently encouraging to entitle them to a careful and impartial investigation, both with regard to the theory on which they are supposed to be founded, and to the facts which may be produced in their favour. The question, respecting the best disposition of the timbers of a ship, is by no means so easily discussed, as may be supposed that objections to the application of those arguments or experiments, which may occur at first sight, may be capable of being removed by a more minute investigation: and the importance of the subject requines, that no assistance, which can beaffotrded by the abstract sciences, should be withheld from the service of the public, even by those who have no professional motives for devoting themselves to it. 2. Forces acting on a Ship. The first consideration that is necessary, for enabling us to judge of the propriety of any arrangement respecting the construction of a ship, is to determine the nature and magnitude of the forces which are to be resisted; and the second, to inquire in what manner the materials can be arranged, so as best to sustain the strains which these forces occasion. The principal forces, which act on-a ship, are the...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807545
  • 9781236807540