J. Amsler-Laffon's Mechanical Integrator design drawing

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Date
1883
Creator
Amsler-Laffon, J.
Credit Line
Courtesy of Erwin Tomash
Keywords
engineering applications
Object ID
500003054

Complicated devices like this were used often in ship design. Measuring the surface area of a cross-section drawing of the hull gives the engineer information about the ship’s capacity and center of gravity, which determines seaworthiness.