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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 1 • Date Feb 1998

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  • Nationalisation of electricity supply 1947: reasons and problems

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 11 - 17
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    It is widely known that the electricity supply industry in Great Britain was nationalised (Electricity Act, 1947) by a Labour government in accordance with Clause 4 of the Party's then Constitution but there are other reasons why a large-scale reorganisation was needed. It is well-known, too, that the newly nationalised industry had problems in engineering, but there were also other problems. In t... View full abstract»

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  • Ferranti and Merz: power transmission system design engineers

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 5 - 10
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    Ferranti and Merz were the architects of power transmission system design in Britain. Ferranti's design concept broke through the parochial model of electricity supply inherent in the Electricity Lighting Acts of 1882 and 1888. Although the concept of a remote high-power central station with high-voltage transmission and large-area distribution was not realised by Ferranti in 1889, it was realised... View full abstract»

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  • Global climate change and hydroelectric resources

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 29 - 34
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    Hydroelectric power is one of the most widely exploited forms of renewable energy and, in areas where global climate change (GCC) causes precipitation characteristics to change significantly, or more importantly, where run off is reduced, existing hydroelectric installations may require replacement with alternative sources of power. As economic appraisals of new hydroelectric projects are normally... View full abstract»

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  • Heinrich Hertz: A Short Life (Book Review)

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 18
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  • The analysis of human femurs and prostheses using electronic speckle pattern interferometry

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 35 - 40
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    The potential lifetime of hip replacements is reduced by aseptic loosening-an inadequate fixation of the implant. Increasing the life of the surgical procedure requires knowledge of the interaction between prosthesis and femur. The authors have used electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI), a laser-based metrology technique developed for the analysis of displacements and strains, to develo... View full abstract»

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  • SARTOR 97: the background and the looming shake-out for university engineering departments

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 41 - 48
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    The educational requirements for engineers have steadily increased and professional engineering is now a graduate profession. There have been two major reviews of the profession: the Finniston Enquiry, and the Engineering Council review which led to the publication of SARTOR 97 (Standards and Routes Towards Registration). Both reviews followed major expansions in higher education and concerns abou... View full abstract»

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  • Actuators and their mechanisms in microengineering

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 19 - 27
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    Microengineering started as a field of study of devices which exploited the mechanical properties of silicon. In particular, sensors, of which pressure sensors and accelerometers are the two greatest commercial successes to date, became a very popular field of study. The subject of actuation in microengineering is now attaining equal importance with that of sensors; examples of commercially exploi... View full abstract»

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The Engineering Science and Education Journal was published by the IET between 1992 and 2002.

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