Cooling Curve

boiler cooling curve

When measuring any thermal properties of an object, one of the first things to measure is the cooling curve. This will help to establish a number of factors. This is also a good curve to use to compare design options. Newton’s Law of Cooling states that the rate of temperature of the body is proportional … Read more

Steam Engine and Boiler Efficiency

steam indicator diagram

Having approximated the engine’s steam consumption at a given speed and having calculated the consumption of fuel for the boiler I should now be able to calculate the Steam Engine and Boiler Efficiency. In my previous post on steam and methylated spirit consumption the final calculation looked like this: The engine design for my traction … Read more