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Publication date: 1 June 1930

J. Pettitt‐Herriot

WHILE articles have appeared in the technical press from time to time, dealing with the altitude control purely from a design point of view, very little has been written…

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WHILE articles have appeared in the technical press from time to time, dealing with the altitude control purely from a design point of view, very little has been written in relation to the construction, testing, and correct method of operation of this important unit, and it is doubtful if many of the present day pilots, mechanics or engine testers have an intimate knowledge of what actually takes place inside the carburettor, when the altitude control is in operation.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 2 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 December 1934

J. Pettitt‐Herriot

THE first essential in the design of an efficient exhaust system is that the exhaust gases should be carried away from the engine and clear of the aircraft without undue…

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THE first essential in the design of an efficient exhaust system is that the exhaust gases should be carried away from the engine and clear of the aircraft without undue increase in exhaust back pressure. A further consideration of equal importance is the elimination of noise.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 6 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 December 1930

J. Pettitt‐Herriot

SUPERCHARGED aero engines are more or less a post‐war invasion into the practical side of aero‐engine design. The problem of power boosting for internal combustion…

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SUPERCHARGED aero engines are more or less a post‐war invasion into the practical side of aero‐engine design. The problem of power boosting for internal combustion engines, especially aero engines, has for several years engaged the attention of engine designers, with the result that to‐day quite a number of engines are produced with superchargers as an integral part of the standard equipment. Various types of superchargers have been tried, such as the reciprocating pump, Roots Blower, exhaust‐driven turbo compressor, and the gear‐driven centrifugal form of blower. The last‐named is the type most commonly used in this country at the present time.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 2 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 April 1932

J. Pettitt‐Herriot

THE issue of AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING for October, 1931, contained descriptions of the Rolls‐Royce racing engine and the Schneider Trophy seaplane.

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THE issue of AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING for October, 1931, contained descriptions of the Rolls‐Royce racing engine and the Schneider Trophy seaplane.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 4 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 November 1934

J. A.RAe.S. Pettitt‐Herriot

THE problems attached to the installa‐tion of modern high duty aero engines are rapidly becoming more difficult. Almost every aero‐engine firm has its own installation…

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THE problems attached to the installa‐tion of modern high duty aero engines are rapidly becoming more difficult. Almost every aero‐engine firm has its own installation department consisting of highly skilled technologists who are in continual co‐operation with the aircraft builders during the design and initial engine installation stages of new type aeroplane. Only by the closest liaison between the engine and the aeroplane manufacturers during the early stages of design can maximum efficiency and successful results be expected from their products.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 6 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 March 2003

Mário José Batista Franco

The interest for collaboration among small and mediumsized enterprises and innovation has been highlighted, in recent times, due to the acceleration of technological…

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The interest for collaboration among small and mediumsized enterprises and innovation has been highlighted, in recent times, due to the acceleration of technological changes and to increasing international competitiveness. Many small firms, with rigid structures and weak entrepreneurial dynamics, experienced difficulties in becoming innovators. Some of these firms can adopt collaborative agreements because these relationships enable them to get the necessary innovative activities, know-how, and exploit opportunities, which they cannot achieve alone. This study examines the motives for the formation of collaborative agreements in industrial Portuguese SMEs and presents some empirical evidence concerning collaboration as an important vehicle for the innovativeness of these small firms. The findings were based on a sample of 92 firms/collaborative agreements.

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New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2574-8904

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Publication date: 10 June 2019

Tatiana Walsh

Ongoing advancements in technology provide the opportunity to build and to improve successful virtual teams. Organizational leaders are facing a dynamic and competitive…

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Ongoing advancements in technology provide the opportunity to build and to improve successful virtual teams. Organizational leaders are facing a dynamic and competitive environment that requires levels of flexibility and fast responses to the global marketplace. The virtual team structure is built on communication that is impacted by the ability of the team members to engage with integrated collaborative technology. Advances in technology enable team members of virtual teams to communicate crucial information and to be perceived as inclusive. Communication technologies have characteristics and capabilities that allow for different levels of communication richness, which refers to the quantity and quality of the shared information provided by the technology. There are two broad categories of collaboration technology: communication-focused technology and coordination-focused technology. Communication-focused technologies are considered key contributors to building trust in virtual teams. Coordination-focused technology refers to a complementary set of tools that can be leveraged to enhance trust and coordination among team members. Advances in technology that are discussed: real-time communications protocols enhances video calls through any type of device including wearable technology; Internet of Things making it easier and more natural for people to interact with the objects to stay connected; higher video resolution continues to improve in terms of price, quality, and performance, which will increase the number and type of devices for communication.

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Advances in the Technology of Managing People: Contemporary Issues in Business
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-074-6

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Publication date: 1 March 1936

J. Pettitt‐Herriott

TEST bed equipment plays no small part in the comparatively high standard of efficiency of the modern aero‐engine, and a lot of time has been given to the careful study of…

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TEST bed equipment plays no small part in the comparatively high standard of efficiency of the modern aero‐engine, and a lot of time has been given to the careful study of engine test requirements by equipment designers.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 September 1996

Sara Gould

Reviews current literature in the field of interlending and document supply. Topics covered include UAP, national library policy, public libraries, resource sharing…

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Reviews current literature in the field of interlending and document supply. Topics covered include UAP, national library policy, public libraries, resource sharing, distance education students, electronic copyright management and charging between libraries.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 24 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 1 May 1996

Sandra P. Price, Anne Morris and J. Eric Davies

This paper presents an overview of past and present research projects associated with electronic document delivery. The paper briefly outlines the Follet Report and…

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This paper presents an overview of past and present research projects associated with electronic document delivery. The paper briefly outlines the Follet Report and introduces the UK's Electronics Libraries Programme, including the recently funded Focused Investigation of Document Delivery (FIDDO) project at Loughborough University. Four research areas have been identified as follows: resource sharing projects; network communication projects; electronic scanning projects and electronic document delivery systems. Conclusions highlight the major impact that technological developments are currently having on this area, the need for librarians to reassess their role in the information chain, and the need for delivery systems capable of handling different formats and a wider coverage of material to satisfy requests.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 14 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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