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Biographical entry Grove, Harry Ernest (c. 1880 - 1945)

Born
c. 1880
Exeter, England
Died
26 September 1945
Canterbury, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Engineer

Summary

Harry Grove worked for the Metropolitan Gas Company (later Gas and Fuel Corporation) as their construction engineer. He pioneered the application of electric welding of gas-holder construction, and in 1922, he built in South Melbourne the first all-electrically welded gas holder in the world. The practice was quickly extended and adopted throughout the world. The 2.75 cubic foot gasholder he built at Fitzroy Gasworks, completed in 1926, was for many decades the world's largest all welded structure.

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Journal Articles

  • Grove, H. E., 'Some deductions from welded joints tested by impact (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers 1931-1932, 1933, pp. 69-72. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24748. Details
  • Grove, Harry Ernest, 'Gas holder construction (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. XVI, 1917, pp. 203-260, 280-284. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24601. Details
  • Grove, Harry Ernest, 'The position of the engineer to-day in the world's scheme', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers 1923-1924, 1924, pp. 5-9. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24609. Details
  • Grove, Harry Ernest, 'Gasholder and structural building with the electric arc (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers 1923-1924, 1924, pp. 51-52. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24619. Details
  • Grove, Harry Ernest, 'The latest advances in electric welding construction (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers 1927-1928, 1928, pp. 59-66. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24688. Details
  • Grove, Harry Ernest, 'Test on metallic-arc welded flanges, bends and tees of a 6-inch steam main (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers 1927-1928, 1928, pp. 156-158. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24702. Details
  • Grove, Harry Ernest, 'Notes on the test of a butt-weld in a large steel joist', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers 1927-1928, 1928, pp. 119-124. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24696. Details
  • Grove, Harry Ernest, 'Welded steel tank construction (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers 1929-1930, 1931. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24714. Details
  • Grove, Harry Ernest, 'Methods of conveying instructions from the designer to the fabricator of welded cons', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers 1929-1930, 1931. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24726. Details
  • Grove, Harry Ernest, 'Foundations in silt (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers 1929-1930, 1931. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24711. Details
  • Grove, Harry Ernest, 'Welding rate, part I: economic effects (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers 1931-1932, 1933, pp. 64-70. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24760. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker and Ken McInnes