Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Volume 7

Institution of Civil Engineers, 1848
Vols. 39-204 (1874/75-1916/17) have a section 3 containing "Abstracts of papers in foreign transactions and periodicals" (title varies); issued separately, 1919-37, as the institution's Engineering abstracts from the current periodical literature of engineering and applied science, published outside the United Kingdom.

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Page 51 - Bibliotheca Britannica ; or, a General Index to the Literature of Great Britain and Ireland, Ancient and Modern...
Page 26 - The principal subjects for which Premiums will be given, are— "1st Descriptions, accompanied by Plans and explanatory Drawings, of any work in Civil Engineering, as far as absolutely executed; and which shall contain authentic details of the progress of the Work. (Smeaton's Account of the Edystone Lighthouse may be taken as an example.) "2ndly.
Page 53 - The High-Pressure Steam Engine. THE HIGH-PRESSURE STEAM ENGINE ; an Exposition of its Comparative Merits, and an Essay towards an Improved System of Construction, adapted especially to secure Safety and Economy. By Dr. ERNST ALBAN, Practical Machine Maker, Plau, Mecklenberg. Translated from the German, with Notes, by Dr. POLE, FRS, M.
Page 328 - Its beginnings are insignificant, and its infancy is frivolous; it plays among the flowers of a meadow; it waters a garden, or turns a little mill. Gathering strength in its youth, it becomes wild and impetuous. Impatient of the restraints which it still meets with in the hollows among the mountains, it is restless and fretful; quick in its turnings, and unsteady in its course.
Page 294 - The resistance to the rotation of the wheels and axles, per pair, at different velocities, and with different diameters. "(3) The resistance due to the rolling of the wheels upon the rails, with different weights upon them, and with different diameters. "(4) The resistance due to the passage of the train through the atmosphere, at different velocities, with different proportions of weight, and of length and breadth of train.
Page 329 - Recovering breath by repose, it again dashes along, till, tired of uproar and mischief, it quits all that it has swept along, and leaves the opening of the valley strewed with the rejected waste. Now quitting its retirement, it comes abroad into the world, journeying, with more prudence and discretion, through cultivated fields, yielding to circumstances, and winding round what would trouble it to overwhelm or remove. It passes through the populous cities, and all the busy haunts of man, tendering...
Page 23 - The Council invite communications on the following, as well as other subjects, for premiums : — 1.
Page 278 - ... as to the gradation in the quantity of rain, at these great elevations above the sea. But it seems probable, that, in mountainous districts, the amount of rain increases from the valley upwards, to an altitude of about 2,000 feet, where it reaches a maximum, and that above this elevation it rapidly decreases.
Page 26 - Every Paper, Map, Plan, Drawing, or Model, presented to the Institution, shall be considered the property thereof unless there shall have been some previous arrangement to the contrary, and the Council may publish the same in any way and at any time they may think proper. But should the Council refuse or delay the publication of such paper...
Page 366 - inquire into the cause of the increased number of shipwrecks with a view to ascertain whether such improvements might not be made in the construction, equipment and navigation of merchant vessels as would greatly diminish the annual loss of life and property at sea'.

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