Bibliography of F. W. Lanchester’s Writings

  • 1896. “The Radial Cursor: a new addition to the slide rule,” Phil. Mag., Jan. 1896.
  • 1905. “The pendulum accelerometer: an instrument for the direct measurement and recording of acceleration,” Proc. Phys. Soc. London, Vol XIX.
  • 1907. “The horse power of the petrol motor in relation to its bore, stroke and weight,” Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng., 1, 155.
  • “The laws of flight,” Engineering, 25.9.08
  • Aerial Flight, Vol. I: Aerodynamics (London: Constable).
  • Aerial Flight, Vol II: Aerodonetics (London: Constable)
  • 1908. “The Wright and Voisin types of flying machine: a comparison,” J. Aero. Soc., Vol XIII, No. 49.
  • 1908. “Some problems peculiar to the design of the automobile,” Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng., 2, 187.
  • 1909. “The flight of birds,” The Engineer, 19.2.09.
  • 1909. “Tractive effort and acceleration of automobile vehicles on land, air and water,” Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng., 4, 123.
  • 1909. “The problem of flight” and “Mechanical flight,” Times Eng. Supp., 3.3.09 and 7.4.09.
  • 1910. “Factors that have contributed to the advance of automobile engineering, and which control the development of the self-propelled vehicle,” Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng., 5, 8.
  • 1913. “Worm gear,” Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng., 7, 215.
  • 1913. “Internal combustion motors on railways,” Engineering, Sept. 1913.
  • 1913. “Catastrophic instability in aeroplanes,” Engineering, 24. 10. 13.
  • 1914. “Engine balancing,” Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng., 8, 195.
  • 1914. “The flying machine from an engineering standpoint,” Proc. Inst. Cic. Eng., 198, 4, 245. Published separately by Constable, London, 1916.
  • 1915. “The flying machine: The aerofoil in the light of theory and experiment,” Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng., 9, 171.
  • 1915. “A contribution to the theory of propulsion and the screw propeller,” Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng., 9, 171.
  • 1915. “Cylinder cooling of internal combustion engines,” Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng., 10, 59.
  • 1915. “The screw propeller,” Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng., 9, 263.
  • 1916. Aircraft in Warfare (London: Constable)
  • 1916. “Worm gear and worm-gear mounting,” Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng., 11, 79.
  • 1916. Seven articles in Land and Water, London –

 

  1. “British aeroplane policy,” 10.2.16, and 17.2.16.
  2. “Aircraft policy,” 23.3.16, and 30.2.16.
  3. “Air defence problems,” 20.3.16, 27.4.16 and 4.5.16.
  4. “The rise and fall of the French air ministry,” 11.5.16.
  5. “The so-called air muddle,” 18.5.16.
  6. “The air board,” 15.6.16.
  7. “The sea and air,” 29.6.16.
  • 1917. Industrial engineering: present position and post war outlook (London: Constable)
    Articles in Flying, London –
  1. “The air raid of July 7th,” 18.7.17.
  2. “Formation flying,” 25.7.17, 1.8.17 and 8.8.17.
  3. “A campaign of slander,” 15.8.17.
  4. “Flying as affected by the wind,” 29.8.17, 12.9.17 and 26.9.17.
  5. “Reprisals,” 10.10.17 and 17.10.17.
  6. “Vertical climb and the chaser of the future,” 14.11.17 and 21.11.17.
  7. “The new air ministry,” 5.12.17 and 19.12.17.
  • 1918. “Industrial economics during and after the war,” Proc. Jun. Inst. Eng.
  • 1919. The aftermath of the war: address to members of the Vesey Club, (Buckler and Webb, Birmingham)
  • 1921. “On relativity,” Engineering, 22 and 29.4.21.
  • 1921. “On gear erosion,” Engineering, 14.6.21.
  • 1922. “An investigation of certain aspects of the two-stroke engine for automobile vehicles,” (with R. H. Pearsall) Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng. 16, pt 2, 3.
  • 1923. “Epicyclic gears (with G. H. Lanchester), Proc. I. Mech. E., 1924, 605.
  • 1924. “Worm gear: its production and efficiency,” Engineering, 1.2.24.
  • 1926. “Sustentation in flight,” J. R. Aero. Soc., Vol XXX No. 190.
  • 1928. “India-rubber as an auxiliary to suspension,” Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng. 22.75.
  • 1928. “Automobile steering gear – problems and mechanism,” Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng. 22.726.
  • 1929. “Coil ignition,” Proc Inst. Auto. Eng., 23, 214.
  • 1933. “The air-gap transformer and choke,” J. Inst. Elect. Eng., 73, 442.
  • 1934. “Discontinuities in the normal field of vision,” J. Anat., Vol. LXVIII, Part II.
  • 1935. The Centenarian, under the pseudonym Paul Netherton-Harris (Birmingham: Cornish Brothers)
  • 1935. Relativity (London: Constable)
  • 1936. “Motor car suspension and independent springing,” Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng., 30, 68.
  • 1936. The Theory of Dimensions and its Applications for Engineers, (London: Crosby Lockwood & Son)
  • 1936. “A study of the dynamo based on dimensional theory,” The Engineer, 27.11.36.
  • 1936. “Electrical dimensions,” Engineering, 3.9.36.
  • 1937. “Units and dimensions – the treatment of problems in engineering by dimensional analysis,” Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng., 31, 45.
  • 1937. “The part played by skin friction in aeronautics,” J. R. Aero. Soc., Vol. XLI, No. 314 and No. 316.
  • 1937. “At high altitude,” J. R. Aero. Soc. Vol. XLI, No. 317 and No. 318.
  • 1937. “The gas engine and after,” Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., 136, 195.
  • 1937. “Airships,” Engineering, 28.5.37.
  • 1938. “Independent springing” (with G. H. Lanchester), Proc. Inst. Auto. Eng., 32. 412.
  • 1938. “The energy balance sheet of the internal combustion engine,” Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., 141.289.
  • 1938. “Span,” (Manchester: Manchester Association of Engineers).
  • 1939. Lanchester’s “Potted Logs” (London: Taylor Francis).
  • 1939. “Exhaust efflux propulsion,”: Flight, 16.11.39 and 1.12.39.
  • 1941. The Musical Scale (Birmingham: The Author).
  • 1942. Relativity and Radiation (Birmingham: The Author).