A Treatise on the Strength of Timber, Cast Iron, Malleable Iron and Other Materials: With Rules for Application in Architecture, the Construction of ... of Locomotive Engines, and the Effect of.
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Publisher: Forgotten Books (27 Sept. 2015)
By: Peter Barlow (Author)
The first edition of my 'Essay on the Strength and Stress of Timber' was published in 1817, since which it has gone through three editions: another edition having been called for, I have thought it right to remodel the whole, and to introduce into it a great variety of matter not found in the original Work. At the time of the first publication, the construction of suspension bridges was in its infancy, and the application of malleable iron for the purposes of railways unknown. These, and various novel applications of timber, iron, and other materials, to different mechanical works, have rendered it necessary to investigate, experimentally and theoretically, many subjects which were not known when the first edition of this Work was published, and which it was difficult to introduce without remodelling the whole.
This has been accordingly done, and it is hoped that the utility of the Work has been thereby greatly increased.
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