Handbook of the Steam-engine

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Appleton, 1873 - Steam-engines - 474 pages

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Page 211 - Constant of an engine is found by multiplying the area of the piston in square inches by the speed of the piston in feet per minute and dividing the product by 33,000. It is the power the engine would develop with one pound mean effective pressure. To find the horse-power of the engine, multiply the MEP of the diagram by this constant.
Page 278 - Rule : Multiply the square of the diameter of the cylinder in inches by the cube root of the stroke in feet, and divide the product by 47. The quotient is the nominal horse-power of the engine.
Page 103 - ... is the same as that which a heavy body would acquire in falling from the height of an atmosphere composed of the gas in question of uniform density throughout.

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