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A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid. [1]

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Abercynon, is a village and community in the Cynon Valley in unitary authority of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

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Adiabatic process

An adiabatic process is one that occurs without transfer of heat or matter between a system and its surroundings; energy is transferred only as work.

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The Admiralty was the organization responsible for the command of the Royal Navy in the Kingdom of England, and later in Great Britain, and until 1964 in the United Kingdom.

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Advanced steam technology

Advanced steam technology (sometimes known as Modern Steam) reflects an approach to the technical development of the steam engine intended for a wider variety of applications than has recently been the case.

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An aeolipile (or aeolipyle, or eolipile), also known as a Hero engine, is a simple bladeless radial steam turbine which spins when the central water container is heated.

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Ahmad Y. al-Hassan

Ahmad Yousef Al-Hassan (أحمد يوسف الحسن) (June 25, 1925 - April 28, 2012) was Palestinian/Syrian/Canadian historian of Arabic and Islamic science and technology, educated in Jerusalem, Cairo and London with a Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering from University College London.

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Arthur Woolf

Arthur Woolf (1766, Camborne, Cornwall – 16 October 1837, Guernsey) was a Cornish engineer, most famous for inventing a high-pressure compound steam engine.

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Atmospheric pressure

Atmospheric pressure is the pressure exerted by the weight of air in the atmosphere of Earth (or that of another planet).

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

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Beam engine

A beam engine is a type of steam engine where a pivoted overhead beam is used to apply the force from a vertical piston to a vertical connecting rod.

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Beauchamp Tower

Beauchamp Tower (13 January 1845 – 31 December 1904) was an English inventor and railway engineer who is chiefly known for his discovery of full-film or hydrodynamic lubrication.

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Binary cycle

A binary cycle power plant is a type of geothermal power plant that allows cooler geothermal reservoirs to be used than with dry steam and flash steam plants.

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Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms.

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A boiler is a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated.

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Boiler explosion

A boiler explosion is a catastrophic failure of a boiler.

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Boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion

A boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE) is an explosion caused by the rupture of a vessel containing a pressurized liquid above its boiling point.

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Boulton and Watt

Boulton & Watt was an early British engineering and manufacturing firm in the business of designing and making marine and stationary steam engines.

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A bushel (abbreviation: bsh. or bu.) is an imperial and US customary unit of weight or mass based upon an earlier measure of dry capacity.

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A cam is a rotating or sliding piece in a mechanical linkage used especially in transforming rotary motion into linear motion or vice versa.

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A car is a wheeled, self-powered motor vehicle used for transportation.

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Carnot cycle

The Carnot cycle is a theoretical thermodynamic cycle proposed by Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot in 1824 and expanded upon by others in the 1830s and 1840s.

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Catch Me Who Can

Catch Me Who Can was the fourth and last steam railway locomotive created by Richard Trevithick, (after those at Coalbrookdale, Penydarren ironworks and Wylam colliery).

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Centrifugal governor

A centrifugal governor is a specific type of governor a feedback system that controls the speed of an engine by regulating the amount of fuel (or working fluid) admitted, so as to maintain a near-constant speed, irrespective of the load or fuel-supply conditions.

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Centrifugal pump

Centrifugal pumps are a sub-class of dynamic axisymmetric work-absorbing turbomachinery.

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Cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) is the use of a heat engine or power station to generate electricity and useful heat at the same time.

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Combined cycle

In electric power generation a combined cycle is an assembly of heat engines that work in tandem from the same source of heat, converting it into mechanical energy, which in turn usually drives electrical generators.

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Combustion chamber

A combustion chamber is that part of an internal combustion engine (ICE) in which the fuel/air mix is burned.

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Compound locomotive

A compound locomotive is a steam locomotive which is powered by a compound engine, a type of steam engine where steam is expanded in two or more phases.

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Compressed air

Compressed air is air kept under a pressure that is greater than atmospheric pressure.

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Condensation is the change of the physical state of matter from gas phase into liquid phase, and is the reverse of evaporation.

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Connecting rod

In a reciprocating piston engine, the connecting rod or conrod connects the piston to the crank or crankshaft.

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Cooling tower

A cooling tower is a heat rejection device which rejects waste heat to the atmosphere through the cooling of a water stream to a lower temperature.

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Corliss steam engine

A Corliss steam engine (or Corliss engine) is a steam engine, fitted with rotary valves and with variable valve timing patented in 1849, invented by and named after the American engineer George Henry Corliss in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Cornish engine

A Cornish engine is a type of steam engine developed in Cornwall, England, mainly for pumping water from a mine.

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Creep (deformation)

In materials science, creep (sometimes called cold flow) is the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform permanently under the influence of mechanical stresses.

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Critical point (thermodynamics)

In thermodynamics, a critical point (or critical state) is the end point of a phase equilibrium curve.

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Cutoff (steam engine)

In a steam engine, cutoff is the point in the piston stroke at which the inlet valve is closed.

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Cylinder (engine)

A cylinder is the central working part of a reciprocating engine or pump, the space in which a piston travels.

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Denis Papin

Denis Papin (22 August 1647 – c. 1712) was a French physicist, mathematician and inventor, best known for his pioneering invention of the steam digester, the forerunner of the steam engine, and of the pressure cooker.

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District heating

District heating (also known as heat networks or teleheating) is a system for distributing heat generated in a centralized location for residential and commercial heating requirements such as space heating and water heating.

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DR Class 52.80

The Rekolokomotives of DR Class 52.80 first appeared in 1960 in service with the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany as extensive rebuilds of the wartime locomotives or Kriegslokomotiven of DRB Class 52.

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The dreadnought was the predominant type of battleship in the early 20th century.

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East Germany

East Germany, formally the German Democratic Republic or GDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik, or DDR), was a state in the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War period.

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Economizers (US and Oxford spelling), or economisers (UK), are mechanical devices intended to reduce energy consumption, or to perform useful function such as preheating a fluid.

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Electric generator

In electricity generation, a generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy for use in an external circuit.

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Electric motor

An electric motor is an electrical machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.

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Electric power

Electric power is the rate at which electrical energy is transferred by an electric circuit.

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Electricity generation

Electricity generation is the process of generating electric power from other sources of primary energy.

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Expansion valve (steam engine)

An expansion valve is a device in steam engine valve gear that improves engine efficiency.

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External combustion engine

An external combustion engine (EC engine) is a heat engine where a working fluid, contained internally, is heated by combustion in an external source, through the engine wall or a heat exchanger.

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Fire-tube boiler

A fire-tube boiler is a type of boiler in which hot gases from a fire pass through one or (many) more tubes running through a sealed container of water.

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Firebox (steam engine)

In a steam engine, the firebox is the area where the fuel is burned, producing heat to boil the water in the boiler.

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Foot-pound (energy)

The foot-pound force (symbol: ft·lbf or ft·lbf), or simply foot-pound (symbol: ft·lb) is a unit of work or energy in the Engineering and Gravitational Systems in United States customary and imperial units of measure.

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Fossil-fuel power station

A fossil-fuel power station is a power station which burns fossil fuel such as coal, natural gas or petroleum to produce electricity.

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Fusible plug

A fusible plug is a threaded metal cylinder usually of bronze, brass or gunmetal, with a tapered hole drilled completely through its length.

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Gas turbine

A gas turbine, also called a combustion turbine, is a type of internal combustion engine.

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Geared steam locomotive

A geared steam locomotive is a type of steam locomotive which uses gearing, usually reduction gearing, in the drivetrain, as opposed to the common directly driven design.

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George Stephenson

George Stephenson (9 June 1781 – 12 August 1848) was an English civil engineer and mechanical engineer who built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use steam locomotives, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway which opened in 1830.

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Geothermal energy

Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth.

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Geothermal gradient

Geothermal gradient is the rate of increasing temperature with respect to increasing depth in the Earth's interior.

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Giovanni Branca

Giovanni Branca (22 April 1571 – 24 January 1645) was an Italian engineer and architect, chiefly remembered today for what some commentators have taken to be an early steam turbine.

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Governor (device)

A governor, or speed limiter, is a device used to measure and regulate the speed of a machine, such as an engine.

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Great Eastern Railway

The Great Eastern Railway (GER) was a pre-grouping British railway company, whose main line linked London Liverpool Street to Norwich and which had other lines through East Anglia.

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Greek mathematics

Greek mathematics, as that term is used in this article, is the mathematics written in Greek, developed from the 7th century BC to the 4th century AD around the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Heat engine

In thermodynamics, a heat engine is a system that converts heat or thermal energy to mechanical energy, which can then be used to do mechanical work.

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Heat exchanger

A heat exchanger is a device used to transfer heat between one or more fluids.

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Hero of Alexandria

Hero of Alexandria (Ἥρων ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς, Heron ho Alexandreus; also known as Heron of Alexandria c. 10 – c. 70 AD) was a Greek mathematician and engineer who was active in his native city of Alexandria, Roman Egypt.

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High-test peroxide

High-test peroxide or HTP is a high (85 to 98 percent)-concentration solution of hydrogen peroxide, with the remainder predominantly made up of water.

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History of steam road vehicles

The history of steam road vehicles describes the development of vehicles powered by a steam engine for use on land and independent of rails; whether for conventional road use, such as the steam car and steam waggon, or for agricultural or heavy haulage work, such as the traction engine.

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Horsepower (hp) is a unit of measurement of power (the rate at which work is done).

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A Huguenot is a member of a French Protestant denomination with origins in the 16th or 17th centuries.

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Industrial railway

An industrial railway is a type of railway (usually private) that is not available for public transportation and is used exclusively to serve a particular industrial, logistics or military site.

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Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840.

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An injector, ejector, steam ejector, steam injector, eductor-jet pump or thermocompressor is a type of pump.

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Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine (ICE) is a heat engine where the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit.

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Isobaric process

An isobaric process is a thermodynamic process in which the pressure stays constant: ΔP.

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Isothermal process

An isothermal process is a change of a system, in which the temperature remains constant: ΔT.

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Jacob Leupold

Jacob Leupold (1674–1727) was a German physicist, scientist, mathematician, instrument maker, mining commissioner and engineer.

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James Rumsey

James Rumsey (1743–1792) was an American mechanical engineer chiefly known for exhibiting a boat propelled by machinery in 1787 on the Potomac River at Shepherdstown in present-day West Virginia before a crowd of local notables, including Horatio Gates.

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James Watt

James Watt, FRS, FRSE (30 January 1736 (19 January 1736 OS) – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose Watt steam engine, an improvement of the Newcomen steam engine, was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world.

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Jerónimo de Ayanz y Beaumont

Jerónimo de Ayanz y Beaumont (1553 – 23 March 1613) was a Spanish soldier, painter, musician and inventor.

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John Fitch (inventor)

John Fitch (January 21, 1743 – July 2, 1798) was an American inventor, clockmaker, entrepreneur and engineer.

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John Smeaton

John Smeaton, FRS, (8 June 1724 – 28 October 1792) was an English civil engineer responsible for the design of bridges, canals, harbours and lighthouses.

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Joseph Black

Joseph Black FRSE FRCPE FPSG (16 April 1728 – 6 December 1799) was a Scottish physician and chemist, known for his discoveries of magnesium, latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide.

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Joy valve gear

Joy Valve Gear Diagram Joy valve gear is a type of steam locomotive valve gear, designed by David Joy (3 March 1825 – 1903), Locomotive and Marine engineer, and patented (no. 929) on 8 March 1879.

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Latent heat

Latent heat is energy released or absorbed, by a body or a thermodynamic system, during a constant-temperature process.

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Lead is a chemical element in the carbon group with symbol Pb (from plumbum) and atomic number 82.

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Lean's Engine Reporter

Lean's Engine Reporter was founded in 1810 to publicize the performances of different Cornish engines used for mine pumping in Cornwall.

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List of locomotives in China

A list of current and defunct locomotives in the People's Republic of China.

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List of steam fairs

A steam fair or (steam rally) is a regular organised gathering of historic steam-powered vehicles and machinery, open to the public.

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List of steam museums

There are many steam museums around the world.

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List of steam technology patents

List of steam technology patents.

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Live steam

Live steam is steam under pressure, obtained by heating water in a boiler.

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Liverpool and Manchester Railway

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&MR) was a railway opened on 15 September 1830 between the Lancashire towns of Liverpool and Manchester in the United Kingdom.

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LMS Turbomotive

The Turbomotive was a modified Princess Royal Class steam locomotive designed by William Stanier and built by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1935.

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Loading gauge

A loading gauge defines the maximum height and width for railway vehicles and their loads to ensure safe passage through bridges, tunnels and other structures.

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Locomotion No. 1

Locomotion No.

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A machine is a tool containing one or more parts that uses energy to perform an intended action.

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Matthew Murray

Matthew Murray (1765 – 20 February 1826) was an English steam engine and machine tool manufacturer, who designed and built the first commercially viable steam locomotive, the twin cylinder Salamanca in 1812.

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Mercury (element)

Mercury is a chemical element with symbol Hg and atomic number 80.

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Mercury vapour turbine

A mercury vapour turbine is a form of heat engine that uses mercury to drive the thermal cycle.

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Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful) is a town in Wales, with a population of about 59,500, situated approximately north of Cardiff.

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Middleton Railway

The Middleton Railway is the world's oldest continuously working public railway.

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Model steam engine

A model steam engine is a small steam engine built as an educational toy for children (in which case it is also called a toy steam engine) or for adult live steam enthusiasts.

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A motorcycle (also called a motorbike, bike, moto or cycle) is a two or three wheeled motor vehicle.

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Newcomen atmospheric engine

The atmospheric engine invented by Thomas Newcomen in 1712, often referred to simply as a Newcomen engine, was the first practical device to harness the power of steam to produce mechanical work.

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Nuclear marine propulsion

Nuclear marine propulsion is propulsion of a ship with power provided by a nuclear reactor.

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Nuclear power

Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power station.

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Nuclear reactor

A nuclear reactor, formerly known as atomic pile, is a device used to initiate and control a sustained nuclear chain reaction.

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Ocean liner

An ocean liner is a ship designed to transport people from one seaport to another along regular long-distance maritime routes according to a schedule.

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Oliver Evans

Oliver Evans (September 13, 1755 – April 15, 1819) was an American inventor, engineer and businessman.

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Olympic-class ocean liner

The Olympic-class ocean liners were a trio of ocean liners built by the Harland & Wolff shipyard for the White Star Line during the early 20th century.

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Penydarren (Pen-y-darren) is a community in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough in Wales.

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Pile driver

A pile driver is a mechanical device used to drive piles (poles) into soil to provide foundation support for buildings or other structures.

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Pistonless rotary engine

A pistonless rotary engine is an internal combustion engine that does not use pistons in the way a reciprocating engine does, but instead uses one or more rotors, sometimes called rotary pistons.

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A polymath (πολυμαθής,, "having learned much")The term was first recorded in written English in the early seventeenth century is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas; such a person is known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems.

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Poppet valve

A poppet valve (also called mushroom valve) is a valve typically used to control the timing and quantity of gas or vapour flow into an engine.

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Portable engine

A portable engine is an engine, either a steam engine or an internal combustion engine, that sits in one place while operating (providing power to machinery), but (unlike a stationary engine) is portable and thus can be easily moved from one work site to another.

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Power loom

A power loom is a mechanised loom powered by a line shaft, and was one of the key developments in the industrialization of weaving during the early Industrial Revolution.

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Power station

A power station (also referred to as a generating station, power plant, powerhouse, or generating plant) is an industrial facility for the generation of electric power.

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Power-to-weight ratio

Power-to-weight ratio (or specific power or power-to-mass ratio) is a calculation commonly applied to engines and mobile power sources to enable the comparison of one unit or design to another.

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Pressure (symbol: p or P) is the force applied perpendicular to the surface of an object per unit area over which that force is distributed.

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Pressure measurement

Many techniques have been developed for the measurement of pressure and vacuum.

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Pressure vessel

A pressure vessel is a container designed to hold gases or liquids at a pressure substantially different from the ambient pressure.

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Pumping station

Pumping stations are facilities including pumps and equipment for pumping fluids from one place to another.

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The Quasiturbine or Qurbine engine is a proposed pistonless rotary engine using a rhomboidal rotor whose sides are hinged at the vertices.

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Rack and pinion

A rack and pinion is a type of linear actuator that comprises a pair of gears which convert rotational motion into linear motion.

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Rail transport

Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods, by way of wheeled vehicles running on rails.

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Rainhill Trials

The Rainhill Trials were an important competition in the early days of steam locomotive railways, run in October 1829 for the nearly completed Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

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Rankine cycle

The Rankine cycle is a model that is used to predict the performance of steam turbine systems.

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Reciprocating motion

Reciprocating motion, also called reciprocation, is a repetitive up-and-down or back-and-forth linear motion.

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Richard Trevithick

Richard Trevithick (13 April 1771 – 22 April 1833) was a British inventor and mining engineer from Cornwall, England.

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Rotary valve

A rotary valve is a type of valve in which the rotation of a passage or passages in a transverse plug regulates the flow of liquid or gas through the attached pipes.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's principal naval warfare force.

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Safety valve

A safety valve is a valve which has the function of increasing the safety of a thermal-hydraulics plant.

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Salamanca (locomotive)

Salamanca was the first commercially successful steam locomotive, built in 1812 by Matthew Murray of Holbeck, for the edge railed Middleton Railway between Middleton and Leeds.

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Salomon de Caus

Salomon de Caus (1576, Dieppe – 1626) was a French Huguenot engineer, once (falsely) credited with the development of the steam engine.

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Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Sight glass

A sight glass or water gauge is a transparent tube through which the operator of a tank or boiler can observe the level of liquid contained within.

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Solar energy

Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture and artificial photosynthesis.

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Solar power

Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP).

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Solar thermal energy

Solar thermal energy (STE) is a form of energy and a technology for harnessing solar energy to generate thermal energy or electrical energy for use in industry, and in the residential and commercial sectors.

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Spinning mule

The spinning mule, is a machine used to spin cotton and other fibres in the mills of Lancashire and elsewhere.

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Stanley Motor Carriage Company

The Stanley Motor Carriage Company was an American manufacturer of steam-engine vehicles; it operated from 1902 to 1924.

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Stationary steam engine

Stationary steam engines are fixed steam engines used for pumping or driving mills and factories, and for power generation.

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Steam is water in the gas phase, which is formed when water boils.

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Steam aircraft

A steam aircraft is an aircraft propelled by a steam engine.

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Steam car

A steam car is a light car (automobile) powered by a steam engine.

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Steam digester

The steam digester (or bone digester, and also known as Papin’s digester) is a high-pressure cooker invented by French physicist Denis Papin in 1679.

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Steam engine

A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid.

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Steam hammer

A steam hammer is a power hammer driven by steam.

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Steam locomotive

A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.

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Steam power during the Industrial Revolution

The steam engine was one of the most important technologies of the Industrial Revolution, although steam did not replace water power in importance in Britain until after the Industrial Revolution.

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Steam turbine

A steam turbine is a device that extracts thermal energy from pressurized steam and uses it to do mechanical work on a rotating output shaft.

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Steam turbine locomotive

A steam turbine locomotive is a steam locomotive which transmits steam power to the wheels via a steam turbine.

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A steamboat is a boat in which the primary method of marine propulsion is steam power, typically driving propellers or paddlewheels.

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Stephenson valve gear

The Stephenson valve gear or Stephenson link or shifting link is a simple design of valve gear that was widely used throughout the world for all kinds of steam engines.

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Stephenson's Rocket

Stephenson's Rocket was an early steam locomotive of 0-2-2 wheel arrangement.

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Still engine

The Still engine was a piston engine that simultaneously used both steam power from an external boiler, and internal combustion from gasoline or diesel, in the same unit.

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Stockton and Darlington Railway

The Stockton and Darlington Railway (S&DR) was a railway company that operated in north-east England from 1825 to 1863.

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Stroke (engine)

Reciprocating motion, used in reciprocating engines and other mechanisms, is back-and-forth motion.

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Superheated steam

Superheated steam is steam at a temperature higher than its vaporization (boiling) point at the absolute pressure where the temperature is measured.

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A superheater is a device used to convert saturated steam or wet steam into dry steam used in steam engines or in processes, such as steam reforming.

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Surface condenser

A surface condenser is a commonly used term for a water-cooled shell and tube heat exchanger installed on the exhaust steam from a steam turbine in thermal power stations.

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Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.

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Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf

Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf ash-Shami al-Asadi (Arabic: تقي الدين محمد بن معروف الشامي, Modern Turkish: Takiyuddin or Taki) (1526–1585) was a Muslim polymath: He was the author of more than ninety books on a wide variety of subjects, including astronomy, clocks, engineering, mathematics, mechanics, optics and natural philosophy.

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Tata McGraw-Hill

McGraw Hill Education India, is a leading innovator in the development of teaching and learning solutions for the 21st century.

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A temperature is an objective comparative measure of hot or cold.

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Temperature–entropy diagram

A temperature entropy diagram, or T-s diagram, is used in thermodynamics to visualize changes to temperature and specific entropy during a thermodynamic process or cycle.

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Thermal expansion

Thermal expansion is the tendency of matter to change in volume in response to a change in temperature, when the body is heated its dimension(size) increase.This increase in dimension is called thermal expansion.

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Thomas Newcomen

Thomas Newcomen (February 1664Rolt & Allen, p. 33. – 5 August 1729) was an English inventor who created the first practical steam engine for pumping water, the Newcomen steam engine.

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Thomas Savery

Thomas Savery (c. 1650–1715) was an English inventor and engineer, born at Shilstone, a manor house near Modbury, Devon, England.

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Timeline of steam power

Steam power developed slowly over a period of several hundred years, progressing through expensive and fairly limited devices in the early 17th century, to useful pumps for mining in 1700, and then to Watt's improved steam engine designs in the late 18th century.

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Traction engine

A traction engine is a self-propelled steam engine used to move heavy loads on roads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location.

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Trip valve gear

Trip valve mechanisms are a class of steam engine valve gear developed to improve efficiency.

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A trunnion (from Old French "trognon", trunk) is a cylindrical protrusion used as a mounting and/or pivoting point.

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A turbine (from the Latin turbo, a vortex, related to the Greek τύρβη, tyrbē, meaning "turbulence"), is a rotary mechanical device that extracts energy from a fluid flow and converts it into useful work.

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Turbinia was the first steam turbine-powered steamship.

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Turbo generator

A turbo generator is the combination of a turbine directly connected to an electric generator for the generation of electric power.

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Turbo-electric transmission

Turbo-electric transmission uses electric generators to convert the mechanical energy of a turbine (steam or gas) into electric energy and electric motors to convert it back into mechanical energy to power the driveshafts.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was established on 1 January 1801 under the terms of the Acts of Union 1800, by which the nominally separate kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland were united.

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University of Aleppo

University of Aleppo (جامعة حلب, also called Aleppo University) is a public university located in Aleppo, Syria.

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V-2 rocket

The V-2 (Vergeltungswaffe 2, "Retribution Weapon 2"), technical name Aggregat-4 (A4), was the world's first long-range guided ballistic missile.

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Vacuum is space void of matter.

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Valve gear

The valve gear of a steam engine is the mechanism that operates the inlet and exhaust valves to admit steam into the cylinder and allow exhaust steam to escape, respectively, at the correct points in the cycle.

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Vauclain compound

The Vauclain compound was a type of compound steam locomotive that was briefly popular around 1900.

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Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC), commonly known as Vitruvius, was a Roman author, architect, civil engineer and military engineer during the 1st century BC, known for his multi-volume work entitled De Architectura.

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Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east, the Irish Sea to its north and west, and the Bristol Channel to its south.

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Walschaerts valve gear

The Walschaerts valve gear is a type of valve gear invented by Belgian railway mechanical engineer Egide Walschaerts in 1844 used to regulate the flow of steam to the pistons in steam engines.

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Wankel engine

The Wankel engine is a type of internal combustion engine using an eccentric rotary design to convert pressure into rotating motion.

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Waste heat

Waste heat is by necessity produced both by machines that do work and in other processes that use energy, for example in a refrigerator warming the room air or a combustion engine releasing heat into the environment.

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Water wheel

A water wheel is a machine for converting the energy of free-flowing or falling water into useful forms of power, often in a watermill.

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Water-tube boiler

A watertube boiler (also spelled water-tube and water tube) is a type of boiler in which water circulates in tubes heated externally by the fire.

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Watt steam engine

The Watt steam engine (alternatively known as the Boulton and Watt steam engine) was the first type of steam engine to make use of steam at a pressure just above atmospheric to drive the piston helped by a partial vacuum.

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William John Macquorn Rankine

William John Macquorn Rankine, (5 July 1820 – 24 December 1872) was in the first place a Scottish mechanical engineer and on second place civil engineer, physicist and mathematician.

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William Murdoch

William Murdoch (sometimes spelled Murdock) (21 August 1754 – 15 November 1839) was a Scottish engineer and long-term inventor.

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Wood fuel

Wood fuel (or fuelwood) is a fuel such as firewood, charcoal, chips, sheets, pellets, and sawdust.

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Work (physics)

In physics, a force is said to do work if, when acting on a body, there is a displacement of the point of application in the direction of the force.

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Working fluid

A working fluid is a pressurized gas or liquid that actuates a machine.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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