Reference numberPT/75/7/40
TitleTable, 'Resistance of elliptical tubes' by [William Fairbairn?]
DescriptionTable 10 illustrating the results of Fairbairn's experiments on iron tubes in an elliptical form, providing data on the diameter, length, thickness of plates, and pressure of collapse for each of the tubes. The illustration of the tubes is taped as a flap over the figures illustrating the form of their openings. The tubes are labelled in graphite 'All under' with a second struck-out inscription reading 'reduce this so as', and a graphite inscription next to the figures showing the forms of the tubes reads 'put these two sections on separate block so as to come opposite the two tubes'. Not signed. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Physics / Engineering

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On the resistance of tubes to collapse' by William Fairbairn.

Received by the Royal Society on 21 April 1858. Read 20 May 1858.
Physical descriptionInk and watercolour on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1858.0021
DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1857.0056
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6039Fairbairn; Sir; William (1789 - 1874)1789 - 1874
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