Seven Wonders of Engineering

By Ron Miller

Engineers used technological know-how to create important items. The engineering wonders which are mentioned during this books are the Empire kingdom development, the Panama Canal, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Channel Tunnel, the Saturn five Rocket, 3 Gorges Dam in China, and microscopic nanomachines.

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Kinds of electrical trains function within the tunnel. One variety transports passengers and freight. it might probably trip at approximately a hundred miles (160 km) in step with hour whereas hauling 2,100 lots (1,905 metric lots) of shipment. the opposite includes passengers and automobiles, together with buses and vehicles. it will possibly achieve speeds of 185 miles (298 km) in line with hour. because the tunnel opened, trains have carried three. five million vehicles and buses, 1 million vans, eight million passengers, and four million lots (3. 6 million metric lots) of freight. What’s subsequent? Engineers are wondering development that large bridge over the channel. —President François Mitterrand of France, 1990 Channel Tunnel “Today, for the 1st time, males can pass the Channel underground. What an excellent signal of the power of our nations. ” forty three Saturn V R ocket A Saturn V rocket awaits release on the Kennedy area heart in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in 1967. I n 1961 President John F. Kennedy acknowledged: “I think that this state should still dedicate itself to reaching the aim, prior to this decade is out, of touchdown a guy at the Moon and returning him effectively to the defined to the folk of the visit the Earth. ” Later, he usa: “We decide to Moon during this decade and do the opposite issues, now not simply because they're effortless, yet simply because they're difficult. ” los angeles BA MA G Engineering web site Air strength base nation border A and tough it used to be. on the time, no rocket was once large enough or robust adequate to hold a team of astronauts to the Moon. it'll need to be designed and outfitted from scratch. not anyone had ever sooner than tried to construct a rocket so huge. IA ATLANTIC OCEAN KENNEDY house middle O RI DA Cape Canaveral Air strength Station N RG FL Kennedy house middle E O Cape Canaveral Air strength Station F LO a hundred a hundred a hundred and fifty two hundred A zero 50 RID Miles zero Gulf of Mexico Kilometers forty five An old Seven Wonders of Engineering A Monster Rocket forty six Engineers on the nationwide Aeronautics and house Administration’s (NASA’s) Marshall area Flight heart in Alabama designed the Saturn V Moon rocket. It was once a monster. together with the spacecraft hooked up to it, the Saturn V might tower greater than 363 ft (111 m), taller than the Statue of Liberty. totally loaded, the automobile could weigh approximately 6. 7 million kilos (3 million kg). through comparability, the rocket that introduced the 1st American into house in 1961 used to be purely sixty nine ft (21 m) tall and weighed simply 61,207 kilos (27,763 kg). With greater than 3 million components, the Saturn V was once too mammoth to be equipped by means of one corporation. 4 of the most important aerospace brands within the usa labored jointly to construct it. one of many greatest demanding situations to the engineers was once constructing an engine which could elevate a 6-millionpound (2. 7 million kg) motor vehicle off the floor. They wanted 5 of them, really. The V in Saturn V stood for its 5 engines. whilst all 5 engines fired, they created 37 million horsepower. It’s sufficient power to illuminate long island urban for seventy-five mins. each moment the engines ran, they used 15 lots (14 metric plenty) of gasoline and oxidizer.

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