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Automobile Engineer: 1966/12

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December 1966. Front cover.
December 1966. Index to contents.

Note: This is a sub-section of the Automobile Engineer


  • 507. Editorial. Guaranteed service-free car
  • 508. Design trends in semi-trailers Frame design, anti-jack-knife devices, and new bogie layouts; rubber and air springing are under further investigation, changes in braking arrangement are called for, and it is suggested that more attention be paid to reducing maintenance J. M. Dickson-Simpson
  • 522. International forum Readers’ views and contributions from their experience in respect of subjects of articles we have published recently. David A. Avner, D. Summers-Smith
  • 523. The ride and handling of semi-trailer articulated vehicles J. R. Ellis
  • 530. Dole thermostat. A wax-element unit for coolant systems that has exclusive design features
  • 531. Design data sheets. Torsional vibrations, with particular reference to engine crankshafts. Section five: Natural frequencies and modal shapes of a crankshaft, effects of damping in a system and the natural frequency of a free multi-mass system with viscous damping D. Hodgetts
  • 535. Electric vehicles. Another English car announced, but still in the very early stages of development. General Motors Corp, have given some details of a car and a van that have been under development for many years
  • 537. Sodium-sulphur battery cell. A lightweight electric storage system with a solid ceramic electrolyte and liquid electrodes
  • 538. Furnace firing system. Combustion takes place at the surface of the furnace wall in a system that responds quickly to demand Maywick Appliances
  • 539. New plant and tools. Recent interesting developments in production equipment
  • 541. Components and products
  • 543. Materials and treatment. Latest opportunities for improvement of design
  • 544. Publications and films
  • 545. Instruments for workshop and laboratory
  • 546. Current patents Selected abstracts of recently issued specifications

Editor: T. K. Garrett
Editorial staff: D. M. Peters, R. Langdon
Consultant: Professor J. R. Ellis

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