In this new book, Dr. Alex Moulton recounts, in his own words, his lifetime in engineering. The whole story – from building steam cars as a teenager, and working under Roy Fedden at Bristol Aeroplane, through the development of rubber suspension systems that led to collaboration with BMC, Dunlop and Sir Alec Issigonis in the creation of Hydrolastic and Hydragas, to the revolutionary Moulton bicycle that, together with the Mini, became an icon of the swinging sixties – is told in Dr. Moulton’s characteristic direct style.
In addition to his highly-acclaimed achievements, Dr. Moulton touches on his ancestry and their significance in the history of rubber, his family, his pastimes and his engineering philosophy. Most of the narrative is played out within the captivating surroundings of Dr. Moulton’s home, The Hall, in Bradford on Avon; the house and estate feature prominently throughout the book.
Hundreds of illustrations – sketches, photographs and calculations, many in colour – accompany the text as this fascinating memoir unfolds, giving the reader an insight into the mind of one of Britain’s most innovative engineers. For those who know little of Dr. Moulton’s work, this is a comprehensive account; and for those who have prior knowledge this book contains a wealth of previously unpublished details and illustrations.
A book for practising engineers:
Practising engineers need quantitative information at their fingertips. The MOULTON FORMULAE and METHODS presents essential information for calculation within main topics of mechanical engineering.
The MOULTON FORMULAE and METHODS is an indispensable aide-mémoire for the practising engineer, presented in a handy, easy-to-use, and accessible format.