Electric City

Masters
Essay
Technology
Pages 2 (502 words)
Download 0
The history of acceleration in the human evolution has been on since man himself came to existence. He always moved from one spot to another; in search of food and other basic needs for survival. As his population began to increase so did competition for the available resources such as food and shelter…

Introduction


Not satisfied with the speed from animals man started looking for better and more reliable means of faster transportation. Roads of rail called Wagonway were being used in Germanyas early as 1550. the primitive railed roads consisted of wooden rails one which horse drawn wagons or carts moved with greater ease than over dirt roads. This Wagonways were the forerunners to modern railways.
Invention of the steam engine was critical to the invention of the modern railroad and train. In 1803, Samuel Homfray decided to fund the development of a steam powered vehicle to replace horse-drawn carts on the tramways. Richard Trevitheck (1771-1833) built that vehicle, the first tramway locomotive. In 1884, the locomotive hauled a load of 10 tons of iron, 70 men and five extra wagons the 9 miles between the ironworks at Par-y-Darron in the town of Methyr Tyndfil, Wales to the bottom of the valley Abbercynnon. It took about 2 hours. This means the locomotive moved at speed of about 4.5mph.
Preceding the steam train, in 1769, the first self-propelled vehicle, a military tractor was invented by a French engineer/mechanic, Nicolas Joseph Cugnot. Cugnot used a steam engine to power his vehicle, built under his instructions at the Paris Arsenal by mechanic Brezin. It was used by the French Army to haul artillery at a then whooping speed of 21/2mph on only three wheels.
Cugnot also crashed his vehicle in to a w ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

General Electric and Cybernetics Principles
He perceptively foresaw innovative social and ethical consequences.…
Electric City
Not satisfied with the speed from animals man started looking for better and more reliable means of faster transportation. Roads of rail called Wagonway were being used in Germanyas early as 1550. the primitive railed roads consisted of wooden rails one which horse drawn wagons or carts moved with greater ease than over dirt roads. This Wagonways were the forerunners to modern railways.…
Logisitics
ELME MicroMotion system in container terminals used for high density throughput as compared to container terminal which is associated with a multipurpose role revolves and swerves for eventual container positioning accuracy. Twin-lift, attached, tower-mounted models or rotator units also enhances efficiency, throughput & profits. Robust twistlocks and flippers meet ISO quality standards, adapting…
New York Transport System
Through this particular assessment, the possibility of creating the link that exists between the transport system and the economic as well as social development of the society being catered upon in this reading.…
The High Speed Train
The HST is due to be replaced in a few years, and designers at all of the major rolling stock manufacturers are hard at work trying to come up with an equally successful replacement.…
Technological progress
The special feature of 20th century innovations has been a rapid progress in technology such as the communications revolution beginning with the telegraph, telephone, wireless communications technology and finally the internet and World Wide Web (Williams, 1982). New innovations and drastic changes in the way people communicate with each and the transition of the communication revolution from the…
Global Network Architecture
Berlin to Beijing is the weakest link. In the event of failure it completely cuts off links between east and west. Furthermore, it has the lowest bandwidth which means even in the absence of such an event, data flow is still slow. The next two are Beijing to Shanghai and Singapore, the bandwidth is low and in the event of disruption each endpoint city could be completely isolated from the rest of…