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  1. Information: Recruitment Advert for Riverside Museum Volunteer Guides. Added March 2023.
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  2. Contents Section: Animations of an Engine Indicator based on a Farnboro electric spark type. Added March 2023.
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  3. Contents Section: Animations of an Engine Indicator based on a Thompson type. Added January 2023.
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  4. Contents Section: Animations of an Engine Indicator based on a Richards type. Added May 2022.
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  5. Contents Section: Animations of Engine Indicators based on McNaught types. Added April 2022.
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  6. Links Section: Several links to museums addded. March 2022.
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  7. Contents Section: Animations of Engine Indicators based on Watt "pressure gauge" types. Added March 2022.
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  8. Contents Section: Animations of an Engine Indicator based on a Watt - Southern type showing typical steam engine diagrams. Added February 2022.
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  9. Contents Section: Animations of an Engine Indicator based on a Dobbie-McInnes type showing typical internal combustion engine light spring (weak spring) diagrams. Added February 2022.
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  10. Contents Section: Animations of an Engine Indicator based on a Dobbie-McInnes type showing a typical internal combustion engine 90 degrees Out-of-Phase diagram (Draw diagram). Added January 2022.
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  11. My CV Details: My MSc. Thesis: Computer Solution of Two-Dimensional Structures using the Finite Element Method with Substructure Analysis.
    This thesis is largely an exersise in matrix algebra and I.C.L. 1900 FORTRAN to enable a Finite Element Analysis to run on a computer with a very small amount of core memory. In this case 18k core memory. That was all that was typically available on mainframe computers in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The input was by punched cards and the output was by line printer. Added December 2021.
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  12. Contents Section: Animations of an Engine Indicator based on a Dobbie-McInnes type showing typical internal combustion engine compression diagrams. Added November & December 2021.
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  13. Contents Section: Animations of an Engine Indicator based on a Dobbie-McInnes type showing typical internal combustion engine power diagrams for a 4-stroke cycle. Added October 2021.
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  14. Contents Section: Animations of an Engine Indicator based on a Dobbie-McInnes type showing typical internal combustion engine power diagrams for a 2-stroke cycle. Added October 2021.
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  15. Contents Section: Animations of an Engine Indicator based on a Dobbie-McInnes type showing typical steam engine power diagrams. Added September 2021.
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  16. Software Section: Note regarding running Windows engineering programs on a 64 bit PC. Updated August 2021.
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  17. Information: Available Now; Glasgow Museums’ are proud to announce the publication of ‘A Scottish Blockade Runner in the American Civil War Joannes Wyllie of the steamer Ad-Vance’ by John F. Messner. This quality publication by Whittles Publishing will appeal to military and maritime historians as well as those with an interest in the American Civil War. This publication is priced at £18.99. A description of the contents and how to order a copy can be found at Whittles Publishing web site here. Added July 2021.

  18. Information: Web Site Address change. Added January 2021.
    Web Site Address altered from http://www.acwhyte.droppages.com to https://acwhyte.droppages.com. This brings the site up to date with current 21st century thinking as regards security and without the need for www. in the address.

  19. Contents Section: Animations of a steam carriage engine based on the Gurney Drag. Added December 2020.
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  20. Information: Riverside Museum opening and closing. Added December 2020.
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  21. Information: Available Soon (March 2021); Glasgow Museums’ are proud to announce the forthcoming publication of ‘A Scottish Blockade Runner in the American Civil War Joannes Wyllie of the steamer Ad-Vance’ by John F. Messner. This quality publication by Whittles Publishing will appeal to military and maritime historians as well as those with an interest in the American Civil War. The publication is priced at £18.99 and details of the contents and how to pre-order a copy can be found at Whittles Publishing web site here. Added December 2020.

  22. Information: Due to continued Coronavirus, Riverside Museum is closed temporarily. Added November 2020.
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  23. Information: Riverside Museum has reopened. Added September 2020.
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  24. Technical Section: Checking the Units of Engineering Calculations. This paper on dimensional analysis describes how to check the units of equations by cancellation. Pdf file added August 2020.
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  25. Research Technical Note: The Model SS Simla Engine at Riverside Museum. Update to the note describing some features of the quarter scale model of the "Steeple Engine" for the single screw steamship Simla. Pdf file added July 2019, updated June 2020.
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  26. Software Section: Note regarding running Windows engineering programs on a 64 bit PC. Added June 2020.
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  27. Information: Due to Coronavirus, Riverside Museum is Closed. Added March 2020.
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  28. Contents Section: Animations of a Side Lever Engine. Added December 2019.
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  29. Information: Glasgow Museums’ are proud to announce the publication of ‘The Ship Models - a History and Complete Illustrated Catalogue’ by Emily Malcolm and Michael R Harrison. This quality publication by Seaforth Publishing will appeal to maritime historians, model builders as well as the general public who have a love for ships and the sea. The catalogue is priced at £35 and is available now to buy from Riverside Museum, Glasgow. Added November 2019.

  30. Information: More anniversaries. An e-mail from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers reminded me that it is 150 years since the launch of the Cutty Sark at Dumbarton on 22nd November 1869. It is also the anniversary, in 1769 (the same year as Watt's separate condenser patent), of Cugnot's first small version of his 3-wheeled steam wagon. The following year he built his full sized version which apparently still exists in Musée des arts et métiers, Paris. Added November 2019.

  31. Information: VB3 programs, AJAP-1, KELGEN-1 and OvalPipe-1, not working with a message: Unexpected error; quitting. This error is likely to be due to a Microsoft Windows 7 Update KB4519976. Uninstalling and hiding this update should correct this issue. Added November 2019.

  32. Contents Section: Animation of a Table Engine Model. Added October 2019.
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  33. Contents Section: Animation of an Oscillating Engine Model. Added September 2019.
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  34. Contents Section: Animations. Added July 2019.
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  35. Research Technical Note: The Model SS Simla Engine at Riverside Museum. This note describes some features of the quarter scale model of the "Steeple Engine" for the single screw steamship Simla. Pdf file added July 2019, updated June 2020.
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  36. Information: This seems to be a year of anniversaries; it is 200 years since the death of James Watt, in 1819, and 250 years since his patent on the separate condenser in 1769. By a strange coincidence David Napier the marine engineer, who made important developments to the marine steam engine and steamboat services, died in 1869 the same year the Suez Canal opened – a hundred years after Watt’s patent.

  37. Minor Updates to Research Technical Notes: Some Features of Dredgers – the Crane (Rock Cutter) Dredger and Motor Ship Swanley and its Double-acting Diesel Engine.October 2018.

  38. Research Technical Note: The Model Deltic Lcomotive at Riverside Museum. This note describes some features of the British Railways (British Rail), Class 55, diesel-electric Deltic locomotive. Pdf file added September 2018.
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  39. Research Technical Note: HMS Ocean and the Vampire at Riverside Museum. This note describes some features of the de Havilland Vampire jetfighter. Pdf file added August 2018.
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  40. Research Technical Note: HMS Howe and the Walrus at Riverside Museum. This note describes some features of the Supermarine Walrus seaplane. Pdf file added July 2018.
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  41. General: Privacy statement. Updated May 2018.
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  42. General: Visitors to my TalkTalk website, www.acwhyte.talktalk.net, please note that as from 16th July 2018 my TalkTalk site will no longer be available. This is because TalkTalk has taken the decision to discontinue their Webspace platform. The good news is that this current site, www.acwhyte.droppages.com, has all the information that was on the TalkTalk site. Added April 2018.

  43. Animation of Doxford Opposed-Piston Engine. Added April 2018.
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  44. General: E-mail address change. This is because EE has taken the decision to discontinue their old e-mail service. Added March 2017.

  45. Animation of Napier Deltic Engine. Added September 2016.
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  46. General: Visitors to my freeserve website, www.acwhyte.fsnet.co.uk, will have noticed that the site is no longer available. This is because EE has taken the decision to discontinue these sites. The good news is that this current talktalk site has all the information that was on the freeserve site. Hopefully talktalk will continue to host this site for the foreseeable future otherwise a move to another free site will become necessary. Added September 2016.

  47. Research Technical Note: Some Features of Dredgers – the Crane (Rock Cutter) Dredger. This note describes a Lobnitz twin screw crane hopper dredger shown in use as a rock cutter (rock breaker). Pdf file added June 2016.
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  48. Research Technical Note: The Sentinel Steam Waggon at Riverside Museum. Pdf file added April 2016.
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  49. Software Section: textbook Basic Discontinuity Analysis of Multishell Axisymmetric Junctions made available. Added July 2015.
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  50. Software Section: DOS versions of AJAP-1 made available. Added May 2015.
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  51. Animation of Sliding-Cylinder Engine (MacLagan double-acting diesel engine) as used on the Motor Ship Swanley
    Added April 2015.
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  52. Research Technical Note: Motor Ship Swanley and its Double-acting Diesel Engine. Pdf file added March 2015.
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  53. General: This Web Site moved to a broadband service provider following from EE/Orange deciding to close their dial-up service. Added September 2014.

  54. Technical Section: Pressure Piping Reading List. Added May 2014.
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  55. Technical Section: Update of Pressure Vessel Reading List. Updated April & May 2014.
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  56. Software Section: Update of OvalPipe-1 program to allow for Windows 7 Professional 32 bit system. Updated August 2013.
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  57. Technical Section: Essential Checking of Finite Element Analysis. Added April 2012.
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  58. Links to useful web sites. Updated March 2012.
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  59. Details of the new Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Glasgow. Added March 2012 and July 2014.
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  60. Software Section: Update of KELGEN-1 program to an improved user interface. Added November 2010.
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  61. Software Section: Update of OvalPipe-1 program to allow for Windows XP Home Edition. Added October 2010.
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  62. Software Section: Full version of AJAP-1 for Windows made available. Added September 2010.
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  63. Photo Album, Steam Locomotive, South African Railways 15F and Web Site Administation.
    Removed September 2010.

  64. Software Section: AJAP for Windows now available. Added December 2003.
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  65. Contents Section: Links to useful web sites. Added December 2002.
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  66. Contents Section: FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). Added October 2002.
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  67. Technical Section: Oval Pipe a Non-Linear Problem. Added November 2001.
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  68. Technical Section: Engineering Activities, man-hour estimates. Added March 2001.
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  69. Technical Section: AutoCAD useful notes for engineers and draughtsmen. Added December 2000. Updated December 2002.
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