FROM STEAM TO THE LASER BEAM, EVOLUTION IN CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY

DE LA VAPEUR AU RAYON LASER, OU, L'EVOLUTION DES ENGINES DE TRAVAUX PUBLICS

A review is presented of the discoveries and technological inventions which resulted in the mechanization of civil engineering construction sites: steam engines, electricity, compressed air, diesel engine, etc. Attention is drawn to the wide use of the laser and its qualities. Construction machinery is classified according to the nature of work it is performing: transport and handling equipment, lifting and earthmoving machinery, construction and maintenance equipment for roads and railways, tunnel drilling machines, and equipment used for the manufacture of cement and concrete. Mention is made of equipment ranging from the old steam roller to the "jumbo" laser-guided drilling machine. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federation Nationale des Trav Publ & des Synd Aff

    6 Avenue Pierre Premier de Serbie
    Paris 16e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Pontremoli, P
  • Publication Date: 0

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 3-44
  • Serial:
    • Travaux
    • Issue Number: 0
    • Publisher: Federation Nationale des Trav Publ & des Synd Aff

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM