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  William John Macquorn Rankine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The year 1842 also marked Rankine's first attempt to reduce the phenomena of heat to a mathematical form but he was frustrated by his lack of experimental data.
Rankine attempted to apply his hypothesis of molecular vortices to the phenomena of birefringence (possibly motivated by the earlier work of Forbes) and of elasticity but without success.
From 1853, Rankine recast the results of his molecular theories in terms of a macroscopic account of energy and its transformation.
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 Rankine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rankine is a now rarely used temperature scale named after the Scottish engineer and physicist William John Macquorn Rankine, who proposed it in 1859.
Like kelvin, Rankine zero is absolute zero, but Fahrenheit degrees are used.
The Rankine cycle is an idealised thermodynamic cycle for a steam engine, i.e.
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 Rankine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rankine was appointed to the regius chair of civil engineering and mechanics at Glasgow in 1855.
Rankine apparently regarded energy, as we do today, as being classified into two kinds, viz., kinetic and potential, and his thermodynamic theory was developed by considering the transformation of one into the other.
Rankine also wrote on fatigue in the metal of railway axles, on earth pressures in soil mechanics, and the stability of walls.
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 Expert About ra:Rankine
Rankine— in a series of poems that are titled "Proximity of…" one word to another, such as "posed to exposed," "weary to wary," and "clock to lock,"—identifies overlooked intimacies in language itself, spinning moody, enigmatic meditations from these discoveries.
Yet Rankine goes farther: in a deliberate project of constructing a "languaged self" with greater fidelity to the disruptions and interruptions that constitute it, she demonstrates that linguistic fragmentation need not make poems inaccessible.
Rankine explains that she is interested in "reintroducing all that has been broken off previously to make the narrative smooth.
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He was an enthusiastic and most useful leader of the volunteer movement from its begin.ning, and a writer, composer and singer of humorous and patriotic songs, some of which, as The Three Foot Rule and They never shall have Gibraltar, became well known far beyond the circle of his acquaintance.
Rankine was the earliest of the three founders of the modern science of Thermodynamics (qv.) on the bases laid by Sadi Carnot and J. Joule respectively, and the author of the first formal treatise on the subject.
Rankine died at Glasgow on the 24th of December 1872.
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 Geotechnical Engineering Hall of Fame: Rankine
Rankine is best known for his accomplishments in thermodynamics (description of the operational cycle of an ideal engine using steam or another vapor) and soil mechanics (earth pressure theory).
On December 3, 1855, at the age of 35, Rankine was appointed by the Queen’s Commission to the Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics at Glasgow - a Regius Chair established by royal decree.
Rankine, a civil engineer, was a superintendent for the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway.
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 Adventure : Tennis Ace Fights Against Breast Cancer : Fine Living
Rankine earned her first money as a tennis player by standing in for the absent doubles partner of a vacationing American chicken farmer.
Rankine was thrilled to play doubles with actor Morgan Englund, one of her favorite soap-opera stars.
But when Rankine is able to see the fruits of her labor — for instance, when she gave $500 to a Harlem clinic so five women could get mammograms — she knows it's all worth it.
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 AllRefer.com - Rankine temperature scale (Physics) - Encyclopedia
Rankine temperature scale, temperature scale having an absolute zero, below which temperatures do not exist, and using a degree of the same size as that used by the Fahrenheit temperature scale.
Absolute zero, or 0°R, is the temperature at which molecular energy is a minimum, and it corresponds to a temperature of -459.67°F. Because the Rankine degree is the same size as the Fahrenheit degree, the freezing point of water (32°F) and the boiling point of water (212°F) correspond to 491.67°R and 671.67°R, respectively.
The temperature scale is named after the Scottish engineer and physicist William John Macquorn Rankine, who proposed it in 1859.
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In 1836, while attending the University of Edinburgh, Rankine was awarded a gold medal for his essay on the undulating theory of light, and in 1838, he won another medal for his essay on methods of investigation.
Rankine's research led him to a theory of steam engines and to expand and modify William Froude's theory on the rolling of ships among waves.
Rankine is perhaps best remembered for the Rankine cycle which describes the changes in pressure and temperature of water in a steam engine.
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 Talk:Rankine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I know it's antiquated, but I had a fluids class that encouraged being "bilingual" and so Rankine was used extensively.
I was told by my college Chemistry professor that Rankine was at one time widely used in US industry.
Degrees Rankine, unlike some of the other obsolete degrees mentioned in the other articles, are still used.
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 Rankine Cycle: Subcooled Pump Inlet Condition
The purpose of cooling in a Rankine cycle is only to get the fluid to be completely liquid so that the pump may deal with it without damage.
The optimal condition for fluid entering the pump from a cooler in a Rankine cycle is typically saturated liquid and here's why: Removing more heat than is necessary to get the fluid down to the saturated liquid line means rejecting (throwing way) more heat from the fluid while it flows through the cooler.
For reference, the ideal Rankine cycle's efficiency at the saturation temperature is 30.91%, nearly a 3% improvement over the efficiency of the initial example.
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 Rankine: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Rankine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rankine is a temperature scale that, like kelvin, sets zero at absolute zero, but uses Fahrenheit degrees.
To convert from kelvin to Rankine, multiply by 1.8.
To convert from Rankine to kelvin, divide by 1.8.
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 Guillermo Juan Macquorn Rankine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rankine procuró aplicar su hipótesis de vórtices moleculares a los fenómenos de la birrefringencia (motivada posiblemente por el trabajo anterior de Forbes) y de la elasticidad pero sin éxito.
Rankine ofrecido energética un alternativa, y algo más de corriente, acercamiento, su ciencia y, del 1850s mediados de, él hizo a algo menos uso de sus vórtices moleculares.
Rankine llevó a cabo a fila del comandante mayor en los voluntarios escoceses del rifle del reservista.
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 Glaivester: Rankine 911
That is, 451 degrees Fahrenheit is approximately 911 degrees Rankine.
Rankine is to Fahrenheit what Kelvins are to Celsius.
Do you know what Kelvin is? If not, then here is the explanation: Kelvin and Rankine are two temperature scales that use the same units as Celsius and Fahrenheit, respectively, but which are zeroed at absolute zero.
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 Boston Review: Carson, Fulton, Rankine
Rankine strips her subject of all sentimentality, denaturalizing the notion of familial, "unslakable resemblance." Baby names don't get any less cute than "Ersatz," her term for the unborn child—the replacement, the synthetic product, the made thing.
The "plot" of this fractured narrative is both the determined chain of bodily events from conception to birth, and the machinations of a mind that refuses to acquiesce to these transformations without strenuous reflection.
Rankine explains that she is interested in "reintroducing all that has been broken off previously to make the narrative smooth." She assembles "the fragments that altogether we recognize as experience," recording the interruptions of body and mind that make syntactic fluidity all but impossible.
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 Biographies: William Rankine (1820-1872)
In the late Professor Rankine the world has lost a genius of no common order — one, indeed, who for originality of thought, power of reasoning, grasp of mind, and versatility of knowledge, has rarely been surpassed; and one to whom no question of pratical interest was too trivial, no theoretical investigation too abstruse.
During the next seventeen years Professor Rankine rendered this hitherto obscure chair famous throughout the world, and made the humble Scottish University to which it was attached the envied rival, so far as scientific instruction was concerned, of far more pretentious schools of learning.
Froude stated when speaking on Professor Rankine's Paper, was one which evidently led to a complete and rigorous solution of the whole question.
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Rankine said she doesn't approve of the American phenomenon of celebrity-worship.
Rankine said she wants to continue with Ruby, possibly putting out a few more albums in the future.
Having spent considerable time in Chicago in the past, Rankine expressed her fondness for the Midwest and its people and her distaste for the falseness of the coasts.
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 Rankine, William John Macquorn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rankine was born in Edinburgh and trained as a civil engineer.
In A Manual of the Steam Engine and other Prime Movers 1859, Rankine described a thermodynamic cycle of events (the Rankine cycle), which came to be used as a standard for the performance of steam-power installations where a considerable vapour provides the working fluid.
Rankine here explained how a liquid in the boiler vaporized by the addition of heat converts part of this energy into mechanical energy when the vapour expands in an engine.
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 Rankine Cycle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Rankine cycle is the ideal prototype of steam engines in use today.
The cycle is 1) water heated at constant pressure 2) evaporated to saturated vapor 3 superheated to gas 4) expanded 5) exhausted to condenser 6) condensed.
There is also an engine Rankine cycle used to evaluate the performance of a steam engine separate of the boiler.
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 JS Online: In Town: Claudia Rankine, Andrew Vachss, and David Sedaris
Poet Claudia Rankine will read from her works on Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as part of a reading series organized by the university's Creative Writing Program.
Rankine, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, is the author of three books of poetry, among them, "Nothing in Nature Is Private" (1995) for which she received the Cleveland State Poetry Prize.
Rankine has an MFA from Columbia University and teaches at Barnard College, where she is director of women poets.
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 Poetry Center to Host Claudine Rankine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Following the reading, copies of Rankine's books will be available for sale courtesy of the U of A BookStores and refreshments will be served in the lobby.
Rankine will be reading from her latest publication, "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" (Graywolf Press, 2004).
Well known for her experimental multi-genre writing, Rankine fuses the lyric, the essay and the visual in "Don't Let Me Be Lonely," a politically and morally fierce examination of solitude in the rapacious and media-driven assault on selfhood that is contemporary America.
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 icLiverpool - Rankine happy to face the final curtain one last time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MARK RANKINE says there will be no last-minute changes of heart or Sinatra-style comebacks after taking the decision to hang up his boots at the end of the forthcoming campaign with Tranmere Rovers.
Several factors helped to convince Rankine that the challenge of a 19th season in the professional game and his second with Tran-mere was worth accepting.
Not least of those were the personal satisfaction he took out of the last season at Prenton Park when he played 47 games for Tran-mere, passing the 700 career game landmark, and because manager Brian Little wanted him to carrry on.
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 Rankine cycle --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Your gateway to all Britannica has to offer!
Ideal cyclical sequence of changes of pressure and temperature of a fluid, such as water, used in an engine, such as a steam engine.
Described in 1859 by William Rankine, it is used as a standard for rating the performance of steam power plants.
In the Rankine cycle, the working substance of the engine undergoes four successive changes: (1) heating at constant volume (as in a boiler), (2) evaporation and superheating (if any) at constant pressure, (3) isentropic expansion in the engine, and (4) condensation at constant pressure with return of the fluid to the boiler.
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 Problems in Rankine Cycles:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Steam is supplied to a turbine at a pressure of 32 bar and temperature of 420°C. It expands isentropically to a pressure of 0.08 bar.
Determine i) the Rankine efficiency ii) How is the Rankine efficiency affected if the exhaust is sent to condenser where pressure is maintained at 0.2 bar.
Steam at 28 bar and 50°C superheat is passed through a turbine and expanded to a pressure where the steam is dry and saturated.
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 Method for recovering power according to a cascaded Rankine cycle by gasifying liquefied natural gas and utilizing the ...
A second Rankine cycle of a second heat medium is formed in the cross-hatched portion between the high temperature source and the mixed heat medium as shown in FIG.
The heat medium composition of the first Rankine cycle varies, depending on the composition of the LNG to be gasified, its gasification temperature, its pressure, and the temperature of the sea water as the external high temperature source.
In the first Rankine cycle, the temperature difference between the LNG and the first mixed heat medium is reduced so that the effective energy loss is minimized.
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 Rankine, Writers Workshop Students Take Poetry Beyond The Page
Poet Claudia Rankine, a visiting faculty member in the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, will be joined by several of her fall-semester students in a multi-media reading at 8 p.m.
Rankine will be joined by Writers' Workshop students John Niekrasz, Marco Maisto, Erica Fiedler and Elizabeth Spackman.
Rankine, who was born in Jamaica, is the author of three collections of poetry -- "PLOT," "The End of the Alphabet" and "Nothing in Nature is Private," which received the Cleveland State Poetry Prize.
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 William John Macquorn Rankine
His research included: forces in frame structures, molecular physics, metal fatigue, soil mechanics, earth pressures, and the stability of retaining walls.
Rankine was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1853.
He was born in Edinburgh and died in Glasgow.
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