The Early History of Mechanical Engineering - Vol. 1

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LIST OF TABLES
Table 1.1Static and Dynamic Coefficients of Friction for Various Materials. The friction angle, φ = tan1'(f) degrees, is given in brackets.
Table 1.2Viscosity of Typical Fluids.
Table 2.1Coefficient of Friction of Belts and Rope.
Table 2.2Strength of Belts and Rope.
Table 2.3Density of Belt Materials.
Table 2.4Proportions of Typical Gear Teeth (p = circular pitch).
Table 2.5Recommended loads for cast iron and wooden gear teeth of 25 mm Pitch. Spooner (1960, 310). Maximum stress = 250 MPa.
Table 2.6Typical performance (pv) limits for lubricated bearings. Adapted from Spooner (1960, 268).
Table 2.7Adhesive wear coefficients, Rabinowicz, (1984).
Table 3.1Analysis of Pre-Industrial Power Sources.
Table 3.2The changing nature of agriculture.
Table 3.3Input Support Energy and Energy Ratio of Food Products.
Table 3.4Energy Requirements of Agricultural Systems.
Table 3.5Power output of man and animals. After Rankinc (1889, 250–55).
Table 4.1Modes of manual work and typical devices.
Table 4.2Modes of animal work and typical devices.
Table 4.3Horse-engine competition. Oxford Show, Royal Agricultural Society of England, 1870 Major (1988, 34).
Table 5.1Metabolic Rates for Various Activities.
Table 5.2Power of a man against known forces.
Table 5.3Performance of a man transporting loads horizontally. μR = coefficient of rolling.
Table 5.4Energy requirement for elbow flexion in dynamic and static conditions.
Table 5.5Terrain constant, n, for metabolic rate.
Table 5.6Men's world record performance in running (approximate).
Table 5.7Characteristics of a 700 kg horse walking at constant speed against various loads.
Table 7.1Weather Angle of Windmill Sails.

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Table of contents

  • Technology and Change in History ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Figures xv
  • List of Tables lvii
  • Acknowledgements lxi
  • Preface lxvii
  • Mechanics 1
  • Chapter One - Machine Elements 3
  • Chapter Two - Power Transmission 55
  • Power Generation 111
  • Chapter Three - Power, Food and Slavery 113
  • Chapter Four - Muscular Work and Power 151
  • Chapter Five - Muscle Technology 181
  • Chapter Six - Waterpower 223
  • Chapter Seven - Wind and Other Power Sources 283
  • Transport 341
  • Chapter Eight - Characteristics of Transport 343
  • Chapter Nine - Land Transport 399
  • Chapter Ten - Theory of Land Transport 455
  • Chapter Eleven - Water Transport 507
  • Chapter Twelve - Ship Technology 579
  • Chapter Thirteen - Undersea and Aerial Transport 625
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