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Reference numberEC/1899/09
Previous numbersCert XII, 87
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TitleHele-Shaw, Henry Selby: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationHarrison Professor of Engineering, University College, Liverpool. Senior Whitworth Scholar, 1876, and Miller Scholar of the Inst CE. Distinguished for his acquaintance with Engineering and Mechanical Science. Inventor of integrating and power transmitting mechanism. Was the first Professor of Engineering at Bristol and afterwards at Liverpool. At Liverpool he organised the School of Engineering and designed and supervised the equipment of the Walker Engineering Laboratories in which there are now nearly 100 day students under instruction. Author of 'Theory of Continuous Calculating Machines' (Phil Trans, 1884); also of the following communications: - 'On Small Motive Power' (Inst Civil Engineers, 1880); 'On the Measurement of Velocity for Engineering Purposes' (ibid, 1882); 'On Mechanical Integrators' (ibid, 1885) (awarded the Watt Gold Medal and Telford premium); 'Sphere and Roller Mechanism,' jointly with E Shaw (Brit Assoc, 1886); First Report on Graphical Methods in Mechanical Science' (ibid, 1891); 'Second Report on the Development of Graphical Methods in Mechanical Science' (ibid, 1892); 'Third Report on Graphical Methods' (ibid, 1893); Experimental Investigation of the Motion of a Thin Film of Viscous Fluid,' appendix by Sir G G Stokes, FRS (ibid, 1898); 'A New Instrument for Drawing Envelopes, and its Application to the Teeth of Wheels and for other Purposes' (ibid, 1898); 'Rolling Contact of Bodies' (Roy Inst, 1887) (Friday evening Discourse); 'The Motion of a Perfect Fluid' (ibid, 1899) (Friday evening Discourse); 'Experiments on the Nature of Surface Resistance in Pipes and on Ships' (Inst Naval Architects, 1897); 'Investigation of the Nature of Surface Resistance of Water, and of Stream Live Motion under Certain Experimental Conditions' (ibid, 1898), (awarded the Gold Medal of the Institution); 'Experimental Marine Engine and Alternative-centre Testing Machine in the Walker Engineering Laboratory (Inst Mechanical Engineers, 1891); and other papers to the Society of Arts, Physical Society, and Societies in Bristol, Liverpool and elsewhere.
ProposersKelvin; George Gabriel Stokes; A G Greenhill; F Elgar; O J Lodge; R T Glazebrook; William Henry White; J A Ewing; W M Hicks
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Hele-Shaw, Henry Selby: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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