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When the steam engine became a marine power unit in the early 19th century, designs followed the concepts of the land-based engines developed by Boulton and Watt. Although a number of designs of marine steam engine emerged, the side-lever design proved to be both significant and long lasting in commercial and naval applications. An original detailed drawing of the side-lever engine supplied to the Admiralty in 1833 by Maudslay, Sons and Field has been used to produce animated 3D CAD models, which will allow us to examine the challenges presented and solutions developed in manufacturing an engine of this type.

About the Lecturer

Following Ian Hoose‘s graduation from the University of Leeds, a career in energy-intensive industries followed, with time spent in steel industry research, energy consultancy, refractory manufacture and as the Marketing Director of a thermal process engineering company. Since retirement, the impact of steam engine engineering on naval capability is being actively researched.

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