Reference numberEC/1955/10
Previous numbersCert XVI, 128; A03246
TitleHawthorne, Sir William Rede: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationDistinguished for his researches in the combination of thermodynamics and hydrodynamics on which the design of high speed heat engines is based. By extending Froude's conception of a propeller as an "actuator disc" to include thermodynamic changes in axisymmetric flow he and his co-workers have added to our understanding of such machines. He has studied flames and the mixing of gas streams in combustion chambers. Recently he has studied secondary flow in hydraulic channels and in turbines. He has applied this knowledge to river flow round piers of bridges and shown how to avoid the scouring action of secondary flow.
ProposersFrom personal knowledge. G I Taylor; F E Simon; A A Griffith; Melvill Jones; E C Bullard; L Bairstow; G Temple; W S Farren; A Fage; Harold Hartley
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Hawthorne, Sir William Rede: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA1401Hawthorne; Sir; William Rede (1913 - 2011)1913 - 2011
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