Reference numberEC/1887/09
TitleKennedy, Sir Alexander Blackie William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationProfessor of Engineering and Mechanical Technology, University College, London. Has rendered considerable services to Engineering Education by the establishment of an Engineering Laboratory at University College, and by his investigations there made into the strength of materials (Journ Soc Arts, 1875). The students are there taught systematic experimental work, and the plan first introduced by Professor Kennedy has been generally followed. Tests were there made on strength and elasticity for the Indian Government, and an account of other tests are given in the reports on rivited joints for Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and in a paper on mild steel written for Roy Inst Brit Architects. He translated and edited 'Theoretische Kinematik.' He is the author of numerous papers connected with Engineering, as the 'Critical Description of the Steam-Engines, &c,' in the Vienna Exhibition, 1873 (Engineering, June, Dec, 1873); 'Air-Engines' (Engineering, 1875); 'Geometrical Solutions of some Statical Problems' (Proc London Math Soc, vol ix). He has also designed the iron and concrete framework and roof of the new Alhambra Theatre.
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge: Fleeming Jenkin; O Henrici; Frederick Bramwell; William Thomson; James Thomson; W E Ayrton; O Reynolds; T G Bonney; W Gryllo Adams; Herbert McLeod; W H Barlow; J Russell Reynolds;
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Kennedy, Sir Alexander Blackie William: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA1703Kennedy; Sir; Alexander Blackie William (1847 - 1928)1847 - 1928
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