Graphic Representation and Symmetry Applied to the Technical Historical Heritage

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering and Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 819

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Dear Colleagues,

Graphic representation (commonly called ‘engineering graphics’ in the field of engineering and conceived as a set of graphic communication techniques between engineers, architects and designers) is a fundamental discipline in the design and analysis process of the different inventions made throughout time that form part of the technical historical heritage. On the other hand, the geometric concept of symmetry in the design process constitutes a widely used tool, and therefore, it has a close relationship with graphic representation. However, the concept of symmetry can be applied to other disciplines of engineering and architecture such as energy symmetry, mechanical symmetry or architectural symmetry, among others. The scope for case studies is very broad and can cover different disciplines of engineering, such as mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, automation and robotic engineering or telecommunications engineering, among others, as well as architecture.

This Special Issue invites researchers to submit original research papers and review articles that incorporate these concepts of symmetry applied to the study and analysis of technical historical heritage.

Prof. Dr. José Rojas Sola
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • engineering graphics
  • architectural graphics
  • symmetry
  • technical historical heritage
  • ancient machines
  • technical drawing
  • descriptive geometry
  • computer-aided design
  • geometric modeling
  • virtual reality
  • augmented reality
  • computer animation

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Engineering Drawing Applied to the Study of the Design of a Two-Cylinder Entablature Steam Engine with Parallel Motion Crosshead
by José Ignacio Rojas-Sola and Juan Carlos Barranco-Molina
Symmetry 2024, 16(5), 578; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym16050578 - 8 May 2024
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This article presents an investigation into a historical invention consisting of a stationary steam engine designed by Henry Muncaster: a two-cylinder entablature steam engine with parallel motion crosshead. The present interdisciplinary research, based on the theoretical and methodological concepts of engineering drawing and [...] Read more.
This article presents an investigation into a historical invention consisting of a stationary steam engine designed by Henry Muncaster: a two-cylinder entablature steam engine with parallel motion crosshead. The present interdisciplinary research, based on the theoretical and methodological concepts of engineering drawing and computer-aided design, has allowed us to understand the operation of this invention from the 3D CAD model of the invention obtained thanks to the original drawings published in the magazine Model Engineer in 1957 and reproduced in 2017, since there is no descriptive information related to the invention. However, there have been drawbacks in the geometric modeling process since the dimensions of some components did not exist and in other cases they were erroneous. For this reason, dimensional, geometric and movement constraints (degrees of freedom) had to be applied so that said 3D CAD model would be coherent and functional, and an interference analysis also had to be performed. Finally, the existing symmetry in the arrangement of the cylinders and the crosshead has been discovered, it being essential to guarantee that the forces and movements are uniform on both sides of the steam engine, and allowing the work to be carried out in a more balanced manner by reducing vibrations and improving the overall efficiency of the invention. Full article
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