This book is an absolute must for the library of anyone interested in heat engines.
• Filled with rare information not available elsewhere.
• A masterpiece of technical illustration and historical documentation.
• Invaluable resource for scientists, engineers, model builders, inventors,etc..
Written by the inventor of the low temperature differential Stirling engine.
• A superbly illustrated story of the development of heat engines.
• An oversized book with large clear drawings.
• Clear diagrams that describe engine construction and operation.
• Includes dimensions and test results from original historical sources.
• Detailed explanation of engine cycles and basic thermodynamic principles.
• Excellent source of ideas for new projects for model makers.• Includes coverage of heat pumps and related thermal machines.
• Includes elementary thermodynamic calculations comparing engine cycles.
Engines described and illustrated in this book include :
• Hot Air Engines of Stirling, Ericsson, Joule, Meijer, Lehmann, Laubereau, Meijer and Philips.
• Internal Combustion Engines of Lenoir, Otto, Hugon, Brayton, Cayley, Buckett, Benier, Diesel,and Wankel.
• Steam Engines of Papin, Savery, Newcomen, Watt, Stephenson • Rocket Engines of Tsiolkovsky, Goddard, V-2, H-1, F-1, and J-2
• Liquid Engine of Malone • Heat Pumps & Cooling Engines of Giffard, Windhausen, Kohler,and Jonkers
• Mechanochemical Engine of Katchalsky • Artificial Heart Engine of Martini • Rotary Piston Engines • Gas Turbine Cycles