The new engineering

 

Dear Reader,

 

In 1963, I conceived a new engineering science that is conceptually and mathematically much simpler than conventional engineering. 

 

The new engineering is conceptually simpler because it abandons concepts that are ratios of primary parameters—concepts such as “modulus” (the ratio of stress to strain), “electrical resistance” (the ratio of electromotive force to electric current), “heat transfer coefficient” (the ratio of heat flux to boundary layer temperature difference), etc. 

 

The new engineering is mathematically simpler because ratios of primary parameters make it impossible to solve problems with the primary variables separated.  The abandonment of such ratios makes it possible to solve problems with the primary variables separated, greatly simplifying the solution of problems that concern nonlinear behavior.

 

Note that, when modulus is used in the solution of a stress/strain problem, it is impossible to keep stress and strain separated because both stress and strain are implicit in “modulus”. 

 

In the new engineering, “modulus” is never used.  Stress/strain problems are always solved with stress and strain kept separated.  And similarly for “electrical resistance”, “heat transfer coefficient”, etc.

 

When concepts such as “modulus” and “electrical resistance” are abandoned, laws such as Young’s law and Ohm’s law serve no purpose, and are also abandoned.

 

The monograph entitled Why laws such as Young’s law and Ohm’s law should be abandoned, and the laws that should replace them is an overview of the new engineering and its application.  The monograph includes example problems that demonstrate how to apply the new engineering laws to proportional and nonlinear static problems in stress/strain engineering, electrical engineering, and heat transfer engineering.  The solution of dynamic problems is demonstrated in The New Engineering.

 

This site includes my papers and books that describe the new engineering, and demonstrate its application to various branches of engineering.  Also included are narratives that relate my attempts to promote the global acceptance of the new engineering.

 

Eugene F. Adiutori

My e-mail address is efadiutori@aol.com.

Copyright Ó 2015 by Eugene F. Adiutori

 

Last revision:  August 9, 2015

 

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Table of Contents

 

 

 

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

 

2.     Why laws such as Young’s law and Ohm’s law should be abandoned, and the laws that should replace them

 

3.     Book entitled The New Engineering:

 

a.     Downloadable copy of The New Engineering.

 

b.     Narrative on writing and marketing The New Engineering.

 

c.      Reviews

 

d.     Reader comments

 

4.      Book entitled The New Heat Transfer                 

 

a.     Narrative on writing and marketing The New Heat Transfer. 

 

b.     Downloadable copies of the first (1974) and second (1989) editions.  

 

c.      Libraries that have loan copies.

 

d.     Reviews of the first edition.

 

e.      Reviews of the second edition.

 

f.       Reader comments

 

5.     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.

 

6.      Published papers

 

7.      Published letters and errata that concern my work.

 

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

 

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

 

10.                         My patents.

 

11.                         Timeline

 

12.                          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.