Advertisement

Centrifugal Governors: The Story of a Mistake

  • Max Sakharov
  • Valentin Tarabarin
Conference paper
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 15)

Abstract

In this paper we study the centrifugal governors from the BMSTU collection in Moscow. The brief description of the governors, their distinctive features and working principles are given. The article deals with the main problems of the governors and their solutions suggested in Maxwell’s, Vyshnegradsky’s and Chebyshev’s fundamental works. Some wrong directions in the development of governor design were identified. Inoperative mechanisms, some of which can be found in the BMSTU collection, were the result of the described dead-end directions. The article also provides information about the mathematical simulation of the operation of the governors.

Keywords

Internal Combustion Engine USSR Academy Steam Flow Output Shaft Throttle Valve 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Artobolevsky, I.I., Levitsky, N.I.: Mechanisms of P.L. Chebyshev. A Collection of scientific Heritage of P.L. Chebyshev. USSR Academy of Science (1945)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Bennett, S.: A History of Control Engineering 1800–1930. Institution of Electrical Engineers, London and Peter Peregrinus Ltd., Stevenage, UK (1979)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Chebyshev, P.L.: Complete Set of Works. USSR Academy of Science (1946)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Gardner, D., Hiscox, M.E.: Mechanical Movements. Powers and Devices, The Norman W. Henley Publishing Co., NY (1907)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Golovin, A., Tarabarin, V.: Russian Models from the Mechanisms Collection of Bauman University. Springer, Heidelberg (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Head, J.: On a simple construction of steam engine governor having a close approximation to perfect action. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers 22, 213–228 (1871)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Header, H.: A Handbook on the Steam Engine. Crosby Lockwood and Son, London (1902)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Hopkins, A.A., Bond, A.R.: Scientific American Reference Book. MUNN & Co., NY (1914)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Manychkin, N., Sakharov, M., Tarabarin, V.: The Models of Centrifugal Governors in the Collection of BMSTU. In: Proceedings of EUCOMES 2010, pp. 511–518. Springer, Heidelberg (2010)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Maxwell, J.C.: On Governors. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 16, 270–283 (1868)zbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Maxwell, J.C., Vyshnegradsky, I.A., Stodola, A.: Theory of automatic regulation. USSR Academy of Science (1949)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Mayr, O.: The Origins of Feedback Control, English edn. MIT Press, Cambridge (1970)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Merkin, D.R.: Introduction to the Theory of Stability of Motion. Science (1976)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Moon, F.C.: The Machines of Leonardo da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux. Springer (2007)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Orlov, F.E.: Steam Engines. Lections of prof. Orlov. IMTS (1890)Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Redtenbacher, F.: Die Bewegungs-Mechanismen. F. Bassermann, Heidelberg (1866)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Zernov, D.S.: The Building of Steam Engines. Lections of prof. Zernov. IMTS (1895)Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Zernov, D.S.: Theory of Steam Engines. IMTS (1896)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Netherlands 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityMoscowRussia

Personalised recommendations