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The Evolution of The Heat Engine by Ivo Kolin
This is an interesting book written by Ivo Kolin, Professor of Thermodynamics,
University of Zagreb. It presents a comprehensive catalogue of heat engines (anything
that produces movement from heat).
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
The contents include:
- The Wankel Engine
- 16 other types of rotary motion engines
- Diesel Cycle
- Gas Turbine
- Schimdt's, Meijer's and Stirling cycles
- Phillips air Liquefier (reverse Stirling cycle)
- Nuclear powered stirling type artificial hart
- Guns (military Canons)
- Savery Steam Engine
- Newcomen Engines
- James Watt
- and much more.
This book is crammed full of interesting information on the design of and theory
behind all types of heat engines.
Code No. 008657, 106 pages, ISBN 0965245527, $36.00
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