Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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The Institution, 1861 - Naval architecture
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Page xv - It shall be the duty of the Secretary, under the direction of the Council, to conduct the correspondence of the Institution ; to attend all meetings of the Institution, and of the Council, and of Committees ; to take minutes of the proceedings of such meetings ; to read the minutes of the preceding...
Page 2 - ... although we would not have initiated such a, system, yet so long as our neighbours the French persist in building iron-cased ships, we must do so likewise, and that in a manner to keep well ahead of anything the French or any other Power may do for aggressive purposes.
Page xiv - Institution, and of the receipts and payments of the past year, shall be made under the direction of the Council, and after having been verified and signed by the Auditors, shall be laid before the Annual General Meeting.
Page 181 - ... probable that the laws which govern the latter class of phenomena would be found, mutatis mutandis, applicable to the elucidation of the former also ; and in attempting to investigate regularly on this line of thought the dynamical relations of a ship, and of the waves on which she floats, it turned out that the solution was less difficult than had been expected, and that its fundamental results, at least, could be arrived at with considerable completeness and closeness of approximation. The...
Page 197 - For in both curves the vertical ordinates are derived from the motion of a point, supposed to move with uniform circumferential velocity in a circle whose diameter is the height of the wave from hollow to crest; while the centre of the circle is supposed to move horizontally with uniform velocity, and to complete a space equal to the length of the wave from crest to crest when the point completes the whole circumference. In the curve of sines, the horizontal length of the portion of curve thus generated...
Page 103 - ... head to north, it must be removed as far from the stern as convenience will permit ; in those built head to south, as near to the stern as convenient, but avoiding especially, in all cases, proximity to vertical masses of iron. In ships built head east or west, there is little choice of position : in those built on the intercardinal points, a position approximating to the stern when the action from the top-sides to be determined experimentally is at a minimum, is to be preferred. Ample...
Page xiv - Section 9. In the absence of the president, one of the vicepresidents shall preside, with the same power as the president, and if no president or vice-president be present, the society shall elect a member to preside temporarily.
Page 227 - ... when a new ship is sent to sea, her constructor has to watch her behaviour in a sea-way with as anxious and uncertain an eye as if she were an animal he had bred and was rearing and hoped would turn out well not a work which he had himself completed, and whose performance he could predict in virtue of the principles he had acted on in its design.
Page xv - Secretary. 3. The Auditors shall have access at all reasonable times to the Accounts of the pecuniary transactions of the Institution ; and they shall verify and sign the annual statement of the Accounts before it is submitted by the Council to the Annual General Meeting. SECTION XI.
Page xiii - Institution. Secondly, the carrying out, by the collective agency of the Institution, of such experimental and other inquiries as may be deemed essential to the promotion of the science and art of shipbuilding, but are of too great magnitude for private persons to undertake individually. Thirdly, the examination of new inventions, and the investigation of those professional questions which often arise, and were left undecided before the establishment of this Institution, because no public body to...

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