Published Resources Details Journal Article
- The vibration of steam-ships and engines
- The Engineer
- Description of Work
- vol. 79, 19 April 1895, pp. 335-336
No less than three papers on this subject were read at the Institution of Naval Architects on the 5th of April 1895 and part of one paper on this subject occupied two meetings of the Institute of Civil Engineers. However the seminal work on this subject was Alfred Yarrow's paper read at the Institution of Naval Architects in 1892, published in The Engineer, vol. 73, 8 April 1892, pp. 298-302, and in Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects, vol. 33, 1892, pp.213-228. Alfred Yarrow was the first to suggest a practical remedy for this problem, and stimulated others to investigate it. In the Spring of 1893 Otto Schlick presented his paper ('An apparatus for measuring and registering the vibration of steamers.' Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects, vol. 34, 1893, pp. 167-184.) This was followed one year later by 'Further investigations of the vibration of steamers.' presented at the Cardiff meeting of the Institution of Naval Architects in which Schlick gave his well-known approximation for the period of the first order vertical vibration (i.e. the two-node form), and proposed a practical solution to the problem by re-arranging the respective positions of the high-and-low pressure cylinders and changing the location of the engines. The editors however pointed out that the vibrations set up by engines could be substantially reduced by the use of bob-weights as suggested by Yarrow in 1892.