Marine Engine Practice

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    THE principal part of Vol. 1 of Wheeler's work is devoted to an explanation of the elementary theory of heat engines and of the fundamental principles of their action. There is nothing new in the subject matter, but the treatment differs from that ordinarily adopted. It is intended for the primary education of engineers engaged in the naval and merchant services, and the style has been modelled to suit. Throughout, the aim is to impart a sound grasp of the rudimentary principles, rather than to describe exact methods of calculation. Elaborate mathematics are carefully avoided and diagrams used freely. The reader is always encouraged to visualise what actually occurs during any operation that is being explained, and tentative theories and analogies are resorted to in order to facilitate explanation.

    Marine Engineering in Theory and Practice: a Complete Text-Book on Heat Engines and Mechanical Engineering connected with them, including Steam Engines and Boilers, Turbines and Internal Combustion Engines and Auxiliary Machinery, both in their General Application and in particular Reference to Types used and to Practice, at Sea; for Marine and other Engineers, and Naval Architects, Officers, Apprentices, and Students.

    By Eng. Comdr. S. G. Wheeler. Vol. 1: Elementary. Re-issue with Appendix. Pp. xi + 182 + 8. Vol. 2: Applied. With a Special Chapter on Metals and Strength of Materials, by Comdr. G. C. Malden. Pp. xi + 183-597. (London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1928.) Vol. 1, 10s. 6d. net. Vol. 2, 35s. net.

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    Marine Engine Practice. Nature 123, 76–78 (1929). https://doi.org/10.1038/123076a0

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