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Biographical entry Smith, James Alexander (1862 - 1940)

Born
1862
Died
1940
Occupation
Engineer

Summary

James Alexander Smith was a Melbourne consulting engineer who held many public positions including President of the Working Men's College Council.

Details

Smith appears to have been involved with the Microscopical Society of Victoria, of which he was president around 1923, the Victorian Institute of Engineers, Victorian Railways and the Royal Society of Victoria.

Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • James Alexander Smith - Papers, 1878 - 1933, MS 11370; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Smith, James Alexander, 'Notes on internal flow in centrifugal pumps (Part II): a study of the theory of the runner (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. IV, 1905, pp. 147-162. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24300. Details
  • Smith, James Alexander, 'Air in relation to boiler-feeds (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. V, 1905, pp. 57-65, 89-89, 139-146. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24320. Details
  • Smith, James Alexander, 'Notes on some experimental researches on internal flow in centrifugal pumps and allied machines (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. IV, 1905, pp. 5-18. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24291. Details
  • Smith, James Alexander, 'Notes on some experimental illustrations of streamline flow and apparatus (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. IV, 1905, pp. 60-66. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24294. Details
  • Smith, James Alexander, 'Air in relation to the surface-condensation of low-pressure steam: an experimental study of condenser problems (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. VI, 1906, pp. 176-201. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24355. Details
  • Smith, James Alexander, 'Surface condensation (Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. VII, 1907, pp. 11-18, 29-40. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24364. Details
  • Smith, James Alexander, 'The differential pressure gauge in engineering thermometry', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. X, 1910, pp. 196-201. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24459. Details
  • Smith, James Alexander, 'The relation of the calorific and commercial values of fuel (Lecture)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. X, 1910, pp. 90-95. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24449. Details
  • Smith, James Alexander, 'A simple, sensitive, two-liquid differential gauge for measuring small pressures (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. X, 1910, pp. 155-161. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24456. Details
  • Smith, James Alexander, 'The engineer in Australia: the pioneer of a continent (Presidential Address)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. X, 1910, pp. 10-23. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24436. Details
  • Smith, James Alexander, 'The freight collecting area of Port Philip (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. XI, 1911, pp. 142-146, 150-152. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24495. Details
  • Smith, James Alexander, 'National issues in Australian railway engineering (Presidential address)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. XI, 1911, pp. 10-30. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24485. Details
  • Smith, James Alexander, 'A plea for breadth in Australian engineering thought and plan (Presidential address)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. XII, 1912, pp. 14-25. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24511. Details
  • Smith, James Alexander, 'The problem of the Gauge of Australian railways (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. XII, 1912, pp. 123-139, 144-152, 175-192, 225-232. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24522. Details
  • Smith, James Alexander, 'The European-American frontier in the Pacific in relation to Panama and Australian transport problems (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. XIV, 1914, pp. 167-175, 185-190. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24575. Details
  • Smith, James Alexander, 'A method of determining the density of flue gases (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. XVI, 1917, pp. 91-98, 137-143. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24592. Details

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