Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
viii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
TL515 .V44 1993
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. -318) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : Engineering as knowledge Design and the growth of knowledge : the Davis wing and the problem of airfoil design, 1908-1945 Establishment of design requirements : flying-quality specifications for American aircraft, 1918-1943 A theoretical tool for design : control-volume analysis, 1912-1953 Data for design : the air-propeller tests of W.F. Durand and E.P. Lesley, 1916-1926 Design and production : the innovation of flush riveting in American airplanes, 1930-1950 The anatomy of engineering design knowledge A variation-selection model for the growth of engineering knowledge.
Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology.