THE NEW ENGINEERING

 

 

The problem with conventional engineering.

The problem with conventional engineering is that many of its “laws” are in the form of proportional equations, and they are used to solve problems that concern proportional behavior, and problems that concern nonlinear behavior.

 

When a law in the form of a proportional equation is used to solve a problem that concerns proportional behavior, the solution is quite simple because the coefficient in the law is a constant, and there are only two variables in the law.  But when a law in the form of a proportional equation is used to solve a problem that concerns nonlinear behavior, the solution

is not simple because the coefficient in the law is a variable.  This third variable greatly complicates the solution of problems that concern nonlinear behavior.

 

For example, Eq. (1) is a law in the form of a proportional equation.  If Eq. (1) is used to solve a problem in which q is proportional to DT, h is a constant, and the solution concerns the two variables q and DT.  But if Eq. (1) is used to solve a problem in which q is a nonlinear function of DT (as in natural convection, condensation, and boiling), h is a third variable.  This additional variable greatly complicates the solution of problems that concern nonlinear heat transfer. 

 

q = hDT                                                                                                                                   (1)

 

Similarly, Eq. (2) is a law in the form of a proportional equation.  If Eq. (2) is used to solve a problem that concerns elastic behavior, E is a constant, and the solution concerns the two variables s and e.  But if Eq. (2) is used to solve a problem that concerns inelastic behavior, E is a third variable.  This additional variable greatly complicates the solution of problems that concern inelastic behavior.

 

s = Ee                                                                                                                                     (2)

 

 

The solution of the problem with conventional engineering.

The solution of the problem requires that laws in the form of proportional equations, and the coefficients in those laws, must be abandoned.  They must be replaced by laws such as Eqs. (3) to (5) that always contain two variables.

 

q = f{DT}                                                                                                                                (3)

 

s = f{e}                                                                                                                                   (4)

 

V = f{I}                                                                                                                                  (5)

 

Eqs. (3) to (5) are laws in the new engineering.  They are dimensionless and dimensionally homogeneous because, in the new engineering, parameter symbols represent numerical value but not dimension.  For example, Eq. (3) states that the numerical value of q is a function of the numerical value of DT, and similarly for Eqs. (4) and (5).  If an equation is quantitative, the dimension units that underlie parameter symbols must be specified in an accompanying nomenclature.

 

 

More about the new engineering.

The new engineering and its application are described in the following:

 

·   An 18 minute video by Eugene F. Adiutori entitled “The New Engineering”.

 

·   The 2017 edition of The New Engineering by Eugene F. Adiutori.  Hardback copies can be purchased at bookstores (ISBN 978-0-9626220-4-5), or from Ventuno Press:

 

(USA) To obtain a hardback copy from Ventuno Press, e-mail your address to  ventunopress@thenewengineering.com.  After 30 days, you may return the book, or remit $49.95.

 

(International) To obtain a hardback copy from Ventuno Press, remit $69.95 to:

 

        Ventuno Press, 1094 Sixth Lane N., Naples, FL  34102, USA

 

 

The material in this website.

This website includes many of my published papers, presentations, and patents.  It also includes narratives that describe how I have promoted the new engineering since I conceived it in 1964. 

 

Eugene F. Adiutori

efadiutori@aol.com

 

 

Updated on August 26, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

  

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Table of Contents

   

1.    Book entitled The New Heat Transfer.                 

 

a.     Narrative on writing and marketing The New Heat Transfer

 

b.     Downloadable copy of the first edition published in 1974.  

 

c.     Reviews.

 

d.       Reader comments

 

2.     The Russian edition of The New Heat Transfer (published by Mir, Moscow in 1977).

 

a.     Narrative on the Russian edition of The New Heat Transfer.

 

b.     Downloadable copy of the Russian edition.

 

3.    Modern engineering—the brainchild of Joseph Fourier (1822).

 

4.    Published papers

 

5.    Published letters and errata that concern the new engineering.

 

6.    Papers I presented at engineering conferences, none of which was deemed     good enough to warrant publication in an American Journal.

 

7.    Talks I was invited to give at AIChE and ASME dinner meetings.

 

8.    My patents.

 

9.     Narratives:

 

     a.  Debunking the myth that Newton conceived the heat transfer coefficient and the equation inappropriately referred to as “Newton’s law of cooling “ in most American heat transfer texts.

 

     b.  The storm of protest against “New Theory of Thermal Stability in Boiling Systems” published in Nucleonics in May of 1964, and my response.

 

c.      My 1964 paper that was accepted for publication in the AIChE Journal (but never published there), and the amazing view expressed by Professor Rohsenow (The paper was published in 1994 in the International Journal of the Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineering.  It was just as timely and important in 1994 as it had been in 1964.)

 

d.     The lecture Professor Graham B. Wallis invited me to give in 1965, and the errors and lack of attribution in his publications on thermal stability.

 

e.     My futile efforts to publish “A Transformed Moody Chart That Is Read Without Iterating”, including the mind-boggling rejection by the Editor of the ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering.