Heat Engines of Physics
Photo by Dan Coyro, Santa Cruz Sentinel. Boom's 50th year teaching Mighty Physics and Big Chem.
Demos to Prepare:
King Hiero's Steam Ball.
Assorted Boomerian engines:
Steam Power Plant.
Stirling Hot Air Engine.
Action and Reaction Steam Turbine Engine
A Heat Engine opened Greek Temple doors when a fire offering was built on an altar. Expanding hot air and steam pushed water into a counter weight to open the Temple doors showing that the God of the Temple was pleased with the offering.
Reciprocating Steam Engine
The sliding valve directs the steam such that it pushes the piston
both up and down every stroke.
Locomotive Steam Engine
Great Steam Locomotives in action. Video:
The Steam Ship Jeremiah O'Brian
The Bridge and Engine Order Telegraph to the great steam engines below.
The Great Triple Expansion Engines of a Steam Ship
Triple Expansion Animation
The steam passes through three sets of cylinders
for maximum efficiency.
Cranks and Eccentrics of the
Triple Expansion Engine
Pistons and Sliding Valves
Shaft Alley to the Propeller
The Reversing Engine
The Sliding Valves are reversed to
change the direction of the steam flow.
The Oil Burners
Roaring oil burners beneath the water filled tubes make
steam for the SS Jeremiah OBrien.
Water Tube Boiler surrounded by the flames above.
The Condenser changes the exhause steam back
to liquid to be recycled. Sea water is used to
cool the steam.
The Great Triple Expansion Engines of the Titanic. Video.
The Steam Turbine
Red Hot Steam at 100 atmospheres pressure.
Blades move faster than the speed of sound!
Navy Steam Turbine Engine Spaces
Boomeria Laboratory & Steam Power
Alex operates the two cylinder reciprocating steam engine.
Wendy inspects the Stanley Automobile steam engine of 1905.
Pulleys belts and gears transfer the power.
Steam Rules in Boomeria!
Boomeria Engine Room
The Stirling Cylcle Engine
This engine uses hot air and atmospheric pressure.
Internal Combustion Engine
Uses gasoline to produce expanding gases to push the pistons.
The Four Strokes: Intake, Compression, Ignition-Power, Exhaust.
For some awesome animations of all kinds of engines, please go the
website of Matt Keveney.
Here Endeth Engines
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