Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Volume 64

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Page 22 - ... the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man, as the means of production and of traffic in states.
Page 122 - The stonework below highwater mark is set in mortar, in the proportion of 1 part of cement to 1 part of sand ; and for all stonework above high-water mark the proportion is 1 part of cement to 2 parts of sand.
Page 340 - He was elected a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers on the 6th of December, 1864, and he died at Weymouth, after a few days' illness, on the 2nd of February, 1881.
Page 122 - ... the construction of arch culverts, the cement to be well tested and approved before being allowed to go into the work. Cement which does not show a tensile strength of 40 pounds to the square inch after remaining in water 24 hours should be rejected. The common American cements, if of good quality, mixed in the proportion of 1 part of cement to 2 parts of sand, will afford a mortar suitable for any ordinary engineering structure. Mortar should never be mixed in large quantities, lest its strength...
Page 360 - ... Professor Wanklyn's system of analysis was adopted, instead of the refined one of Dr. Frankland, which was considered to take too much time, although more perfect. The quality of the supply on the old system is described 'by the author thus: "A good average quality of Calcutta, or shallow well water, may be made by mixing six parts of our hydrant water with from one to two parts of the most concentrated Calcutta sewage.
Page 13 - Na/.airo, on the right bank of the month of the Loire, a dock of 25^- acres, with an entrance 82 feet in width, and a depth of 24 feet over the sill, has been constructed for the admission of the largest class of steamers; and an additional dock is nearly finished, termed the Penhouet, of 55 acres, opening out from the present one by a lock 426 feet in length, by 82 feet in width, with a depth of 24 feet over the sills. The port of Marseilles, in 1848, included the tidal basin termed the Vieux...
Page ii - The Institution as a body is not responsible for the facts and opinions advanced in the following pages. J.OKDON : FEINTED BY WH. CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED, STAHFOBD STHEET AND CHARING CROSS. PREFACE. THE success which attended the Lectures on "The Practical Applications of Electricity," delivered in the Session 1882-83, induced the Council to make arrangements for a second series in the following Session.
Page 313 - Three degrees were used to designate the difficulty in drawing, viz., "easy," "hard," and "very hard," and against each pile in the book was entered the corresponding degree of difficulty experienced in drawing it. Thus, knowing the extreme loads that four and five men could lift, it was possible to estimate approximately the actual pull required to draw the pile. It would have been easy with a dynamometer to have had...
Page 311 - ... outer row being 205 feet. The intervening space was filled with puddled clay to above high-water mark. The dam was made in 1874, and the piles, after remaining in the ground five years, were drawn in January and February 1880. The nature of the strata at the site of the dam is shown in Plate 11, from which it will be seen that the clay was reached at a depth of 28 feet below the level of the quay. This was a compact bluish clay, and above it there were from 3 to 5 feet of peat, above which again...
Page 358 - This applied to some existing bridges gives secondary strains not inferior to those with riveted connections ; but the advantage of pin connections is that the vibrations from the moving load probably overcome the friction to some extent, and that consequently the secondary strains due to the fixed load need not be taken into account. In bridges with riveted connection an artificial mode of erection would be required to produce a similar result. MAE The Ohio Biver Bridge at Beaver, Pa., USA (The...

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