January 2, 2018

Most Famous Engineers of The Last Century

The beginning of the last century marked the middle of an industrial revolution. It has seen a tremendous explosion regarding engineering and it’s developments. The 20th century often regarded as the golden year in engineering due to the enormous amount of advancement made during the time. The brightest minds of the time were busy coming up with exciting and innovation that will change our lives forever.  The achievement of these engineers has given us the chance to live a better life in the technology, travel, electricity, health, and communication. Here are some of the great engineers that have made a significant contribution to the advancement and progression of technology in the last century.

NIKOLA TESLA

Born in Serbia, Nikola Tesla was an electrical engineer, an inventor, a mechanical engineer, and a futurist well known for is an immense contribution to the development of modern AC electricity supply system. Tesla regarded as one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. During the beginning of the century, Tesla worked on several projects that would revolutionize how electricity would be delivered to the world. He aimed to create a system where voltage could be transmitted wirelessly. Though unsuccessful at it, his creative innovation was acknowledged. Due to his contribution to science and engineering, he has a company name after him. Thomas Edison mostly overshadows him.

HENRY FORD 

The founder of the Ford Company, Henry Ford is the developer, innovator of the assembly line technique of mass production.  The first assembly line in manufacturing makes Ford’s famous Model T faster enabling more cars to be on the road for a short amount of time. Although he is popularly known for automotive production, the assembly line he developed is helping to supply the growing demands better than other inventions. The assembly line primarily used in manufacturing companies that provide almost all the product we use today.

Henry Ford

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

Inventors and aviation pioneers, the Wright brothers are acknowledged with building and inventing the world first ever the successful airplane and also creating the first controlled, sustained heavier than air human flight on December 17, 1903. Just like the locomotive broke into the transport scene in the 19th century, the Wright brothers revolutionized the industry by allowing us to fly anywhere in the world in a matter of hours.

THOMAS EDISON

Often regarded as the Shakespeare of electrical engineering, Thomas Edison was born in Milan Ohio in 1847. He began a career at the age of 16 and served as a telegrapher at Port Huron Michigan. His first commercial accomplishment as the quadruplex machine that is capable of receiving and sending two messages at ones.  After great successes with the device, he relocated to New Jersey where he had some of his significant discoveries. He is the leading pioneer of the direct current power. Some of this invention include the motion picture and the electric battery for the Ford Model T. There is also controversy over some of his innovations like the phonograph and light bulb.

Light bulb

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Geotechnical Engineering in Architecture

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Are you looking to switch careers, or are you just simply taking an interest in a new field of study, whatever your reasoning you came to the right place to learn all about geotechnical engineering? Geotechnical engineering is not only a simple aspect of engineering but it is a very fascinating one, so let’s take…

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