A Practical Treatise on Segmental and Elliptical Oblique Or Skew Arches

Setting Forth the Principles and Details of Construction in Clear and Simple Terms (Classic Reprint)

Author: George Joseph Bell

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780260545466

Category: Mathematics

Page: 138

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Excerpt from A Practical Treatise on Segmental and Elliptical Oblique or Skew Arches: Setting Forth the Principles and Details of Construction in Clear and Simple Terms The writer takes this opportunity of stating that he is under a deep obligation to the late Mr. Peter Nicholson, of Carlisle, for the first light he received in this practical stone-squaring art. His work on the Oblique Arch is perhaps for the student the most exhaustive to this day. It is not, therefore, the writer's intention in this humble attempt to travel over ground which has been much more ably investigated by the above able Engineer, and by Mr. Buck, Engineer to the London and North Western Railway Company, Crewe, and others whom he cannot pretend to equal; his object being to place in the hands of engineers, architects, builders, contractors, and especially working masons, in a tabulated form, the result of his calculations for 72 oblique bridges, designed to suit almost any situation, in spans ranging from 10 feet to 50 feet advancing by 5 feet, and from 35° to 70° advancing by also decimal multipliers for finding the corresponding dimensions for any span in the same degree of obliquity, thus saving much valuable time to all those engaged in practical constructions of this kind. Every theoretic and adjusted dimension necessary for enabling the draughts man to make his projection, and thus get his templates for drawing the plan, elevation, and section, or for building the bridge from certain specified dimensions, is given in the Tables of this Essay. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Carpentry for Boys

Author: James Slough Zerbe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544971995


Page: 204

View: 4401


Carpentry for Boys by James Slough Zerbe

Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual: Tests, Procedures and Data

Volume Two: Physiology

Author: Roger Eston,Thomas Reilly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135252645

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

View: 5479


Kinanthropometry is the study of human body size, shape and form and how those characteristics relate to human movement and sporting performance. In this fully updated and revised edition of the classic guide to kinanthropometric theory and practice, leading international sport and exercise scientists offer a clear and comprehensive introduction to essential principles and techniques. Each chapter guides the reader through the planning and conduct of practical and laboratory sessions and includes a survey of current theory and contemporary literature relating to that topic. The book is fully illustrated and includes worked examples, exercises, research data, chapter summaries and guides to further reading throughout. Volume Two: Exercise Physiology covers key topics such as: neuromuscular aspects of movement skeletal muscle function oxygen transport, including haemotology, pulmonary and cardiovascular functions metabolism and thermoregulation VO2 kinetics physiological economy, efficiency and 'fitness' physiological limitations to performance assessment of energy expenditure, perceived exertion and maximal intensity. The Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual is essential reading for all serious students and researchers of sport and exercise science, kinesiology and human movement. Roger Eston is Professor of Human Physiology and Head of the School of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter. Thomas Reilly is Professor of Sports Science and Director of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University.


Form, Space, and Order

Author: Francis D. K. Ching

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118745086

Category: Architecture

Page: 447

View: 6745


"This is an introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design, updated with new information on emerging trends and recent developments. The book is a visual reference that helps both students and professionals understand the vocabulary of architectural design by examining how space and form are ordered in the environment"--

Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity

Author: Jeremy Rich,Dorothy E. Dean,Robert H. Powers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592598978

Category: Medical

Page: 422

View: 4860


Publius Syrus stated back in 42 B.C., “You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.” (Maxim 596) Though written long before the advent of forensic science, Syrus’ maxim summarizes the theme of Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity: Human Identification and Trauma Analysis of the Thigh, Leg, and Foot. Put simply, the lower extremity is a tremendously variable anatomic region. This variation is beneficial to forensic experts. Differences in the leg and foot can be used to establish individual identity. Analysis of damage to the lower limb can be used to reconstruct antemortem, perimortem, and postmortem trauma. As a forensic anthropologist, I analyze cases involving decomposed, burned, m- mified, mutilated, and skeletal remains. Many of the corpses I examine are incomplete. Occasionally, I receive nothing but the legs and feet; a lower torso dragged from a river; a foot recovered in a city park; dismembered drug dealers in plastic bags; victims of bombings and airline disasters; and the dead commingled in common graves. Though the leg and foot contain much that is useful in forensic analysis, before this publication, investigators faced a twofold problem. Little research that focused on the lower extremity was available in the literature, and the existing research was published in diverse sources, making its location and synthesis a daunting task.

Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains

Author: Andrew Clark,Douglas Bamforth

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1607326701

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 3523


The Great Plains has been central to academic and popular visions of Native American warfare, largely because the region’s well-documented violence was so central to the expansion of Euroamerican settlement. However, social violence has deep roots on the Plains beyond this post-Contact perception, and these roots have not been systematically examined through archaeology before. War was part, and perhaps an important part, of the process of ethnogenesis that helped to define tribal societies in the region, and it affected many other aspects of human lives there. In Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains, anthropologists who study sites across the Plains critically examine regional themes of warfare from pre-Contact and post-Contact periods and assess how war shaped human societies of the region. Contributors to this volume offer a bird’s-eye view of warfare on the Great Plains, consider artistic evidence of the role of war in the lives of indigenous hunter-gatherers on the Plains prior to and during the period of Euroamerican expansion, provide archaeological discussions of fortification design and its implications, and offer archaeological and other information on the larger implications of war in human history. Bringing together research from across the region, this volume provides unprecedented evidence of the effects of war on tribal societies. Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains is a valuable primer for regional warfare studies and the archaeology of the Great Plains as a whole. Contributors: Peter Bleed, Richard R. Drass, David H. Dye, John Greer, Mavis Greer, Eric Hollinger, Ashley Kendell, James D. Keyser, Albert M. LeBeau III, Mark D. Mitchell, Stephen M. Perkins, Bryon Schroeder, Douglas Scott, Linea Sundstrom, Susan C. Vehik

Gauged Brickwork

Author: Gerard Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317742605

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 7604


Gauged brickwork is a term used to describe the superior finish required in the details of an important brickwork elevation, such as moulded reveals, arches, string courses and other forms of ornamentation. This is achieved through shaping the individual bricks to produce a high degree of regularity, accurate dimensions and extreme fineness in the joints. This practical handbook combines simple diagrams and photographs to describe each stage of the process, from rubbing, cutting and shaping the bricks to laying and carving them. It emphasizes the importance of this skill in repairing and repointing rubbed and gauged brickwork and the damage that can be done by those unskilled in the craft. The second edition of this standard reference work has been substantially updated with new material, including additional photographs and illustrations to explain the various procedures and applications. It also now offers a fascinating and detailed historical perspective on the development of this important craft. The insights gleaned from this revised edition will be extremely valuable to architects and builders involved in conserving and repairing gauged brickwork, and also to those who are required to commission new decorative work to a high standard.

Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016

Author: Sigrid Adriaenssens,Fabio Gramazio,Matthias Kohler,Achim Menges,Mark Pauly

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 3728137774

Category: Architectural design

Page: 408

View: 7333


The Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) symposia serve as a unique forum where developments in the design, analysis and fabrication of building geometry are presented. With participation of both academics and professionals, each symposium aims to gather and present practical work and theoretical research that responds to contemporary design challenges and expands the opportunities for architectural form. The fifth edition of the AAG symposia was hosted by the National Centre for Competence in Research Digital Fabrication at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in September 2016. This book contains the proceedings from the AAG2016 conference and offers detailed insight into current and novel geometrical developments in architecture. The 22 diverse, peer-reviewed papers present cutting-edge innovations in the fields of mathematics, computer graphics, software design, structural engineering, and the design and construction of architecture.

Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2016

Author: Dagmar Reinhardt,Rob Saunders,Jane Burry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319263781

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 474

View: 861


The book presents the proceedings of Rob/Arch 2016, the third international conference on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design. The work contains a wide range of contemporary topics, from methodologies for incorporating dynamic material feedback into existing fabrication processes, to novel interfaces for robotic programming, to new processes for large-scale automated construction. The latent argument behind this research is that the term ‘file-to-factory’ must not be a reductive celebration of expediency but instead a perpetual challenge to increase the quality of feedback between design, matter, and making.

Fassbinder's Germany

History, Identity, Subject

Author: Thomas Elsaesser

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053560599

Category: Political Science

Page: 396

View: 4196


Rainer Werner Fassbinder is one of the most prominent and important authors of post-war European cinema. Thomas Elsaesser is the first to write a thoroughly analytical study of his work. He stresses the importance of a closer understanding of Fassbinder's career through a re-reading of his films as textual entities. Approaching the work from different thematic and analytical perspectives, Elsaesser offers both an overview and a number of detailed readings of crucial films, while also providing a European context for Fassbinder's own coming to terms with fascism.

Modern Practical Masonry

Author: Edmund George Warland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131774263X

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

View: 9201


This work provides a clear and simple guide to the subject, based on meticulous and beautiful drawings. Organized in three sections, it includes chapters on construction details; methods of working particular structural shapes; both basic and advanced geometry and setting-out. It also includes forms and tables omitted from later editions to be used as templates for costing and estimating work. These are as relevant today as they were in the 1920s. It includes a new introduction by Christopher Weeks.

Diseases of the Sinuses

A Comprehensive Textbook of Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Christopher C. Chang,Gary A. Incaudo,M. Eric Gershwin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493902652

Category: Medical

Page: 601

View: 2309


Diseases of the Sinuses: A Comprehensive Textbook of Diagnosis and Treatment, 2nd Edition, offers the definitive source of information about the basic science of the sinuses and the clinical approach to sinusitis. Since the widely praised publication of the first edition, understanding of sinus disease has changed dramatically, mainly as a result of recent developments and new discoveries in the field of immunology. This updated and expanded edition is divided into sections addressing, separately, the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, medical and surgical management of acute and chronic rhinosinusitis. Special entities such as autoimmune-related sinusitis, allergy and sinusitis, and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease are discussed in separate chapters. The role of immunodeficiency is also addressed. The management section has been fully updated to incorporate new medical modalities and surgical procedures. Developed by a distinguished group of international experts who share their expertise and insights from years of collective experience in treating sinus diseases, the book will appeal to anyone who has an interest in sinus disease, including both physicians and allied health professionals. Internists, pediatricians, allergists, otolaryngologists and infectious disease specialists will find the book to be an invaluable, comprehensive reference. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners who work with specialists who treat sinus disease will also benefit from the book.

An Introduction to Linguistic Typology

Author: Viveka Velupillai

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027211981

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 517

View: 5939


Offers an introduction to linguistic typology that covers various linguistic domains from phonology and morphology over parts-of-speech, the NP and the VP, to simple and complex clauses, pragmatics and language change. This title also includes a discussion on methodological issues in typology.

Sturgeon biodiversity and conservation

Author: Vadim J. Birstein,John R. Waldman,William E. Bemis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792345177

Category: Nature

Page: 444

View: 9748


This volume presents a synthesis of basic biological and conservation data for more than 30 species of sturgeons (Acipenseridae), paddlefishes (Polyodontidae) and their fossil allies in the order Acipenseriformes. Since the Jurassic, the four families of sturgeon-like fish have been restricted to the Holarctic, where until very recently they flourished in most major river systems. Today, however, virtually all species of sturgeons and paddlefishes face difficult conservation issues. Papers in the first section of this volume examine paleontology, systematics, evolution and basic biology of Acipenseriformes. The second section of this volume details current conservation status for most of the world's living species of Acipenseriformes. These papers mark the first attempt to make such a global review of recent data from across the northern hemisphere. The emerging picture is discouraging, for negative anthropogenic impacts range from overfishing to water pollution, to dams and water diversion projects, and all species are threatened to some degree. The third section of the volume considers specific human impacts and responses to conservation issues. These include: the Aral Sea ecological disaster and its impact on native sturgeons; a review of methods for restoring sturgeon populations; the use of molecular techniques in developing conservation strategies; the extreme sensitivity of sturgeons and paddlefishes to overfishing; and the history of a recently convicted caviar poaching ring. The volume's summary reviews the status of all extant species and notes future directions for research on behavior, ecology and population biology that could lead to better co-ordinated international conservation efforts.

Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar

Author: M.A.K. Halliday,Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135983488

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 808

View: 7092


Fully updated and revised, this fourth edition of Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar explains the principles of systemic functional grammar, enabling the reader to understand and apply them in any context. Halliday's innovative approach of engaging with grammar through discourse has become a worldwide phenomenon in linguistics. Updates to the new edition include: Recent uses of systemic functional linguistics to provide further guidance for students, scholars and researchers More on the ecology of grammar, illustrating how each major system serves to realise a semantic system A systematic indexing and classification of examples More from corpora, thus allowing for easy access to data Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar, Fourth Edition, is the standard reference text for systemic functional linguistics and an ideal introduction for students and scholars interested in the relation between grammar, meaning and discourse.

Marine Propellers and Propulsion

Author: John Carlton

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0080971237

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

View: 8235


The early development of the screw propeller. Propeller geometry. The propeller environment. The ship wake field, propeller perfomance characteristics.

An Introduction to Functional Grammar

Author: Michael Halliday,Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen,Christian Matthiessen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444119087

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 2412


This third edition of An Introduction to Functional Grammar has been extensively revised. While retaining the organization and coverage of the earlier editions, it incorporates a considerable amount of new material.

Instrumentation Reference Book

Author: Walt Boyes

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780080941882

Category: Computers

Page: 928

View: 899


The discipline of instrumentation has grown appreciably in recent years because of advances in sensor technology and in the interconnectivity of sensors, computers and control systems. This 4e of the Instrumentation Reference Book embraces the equipment and systems used to detect, track and store data related to physical, chemical, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties of materials, systems and operations. While traditionally a key area within mechanical and industrial engineering, understanding this greater and more complex use of sensing and monitoring controls and systems is essential for a wide variety of engineering areas--from manufacturing to chemical processing to aerospace operations to even the everyday automobile. In turn, this has meant that the automation of manufacturing, process industries, and even building and infrastructure construction has been improved dramatically. And now with remote wireless instrumentation, heretofore inaccessible or widely dispersed operations and procedures can be automatically monitored and controlled. This already well-established reference work will reflect these dramatic changes with improved and expanded coverage of the traditional domains of instrumentation as well as the cutting-edge areas of digital integration of complex sensor/control systems. Thoroughly revised, with up-to-date coverage of wireless sensors and systems, as well as nanotechnologies role in the evolution of sensor technology Latest information on new sensor equipment, new measurement standards, and new software for embedded control systems, networking and automated control Three entirely new sections on Controllers, Actuators and Final Control Elements; Manufacturing Execution Systems; and Automation Knowledge Base Up-dated and expanded references and critical standards