Michell, A. G. M. (Anthony George Maldon) (1870-)

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Michell, A. G. M. (1870-)
Michell, A. G. M. (Anthony George Maldon) (1870-1959)
Michell, Anthony George Maldon, (FRS) (1870-1959)
Michell, Anthony George Maldon (1870-)
Michell, Anthony George Maldon (1870-1959)
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Engineer; Inventor; Engineers
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Biographies

Anthony George Maldon Michell (1870-1959), engineer and inventor, was born on 21 June 1870 at Islington, London, second son and youngest of five children of John Michell (pronounced Mitchell), miner,...

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George Michell was a consulting engineer based in Melbourne. He invented the Michell Thrust Bearing, a tilting-pad device which made possible much of the modern development of steam and water turbines and of propeller drives for large fast ships.

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Anthony G M Michell (1870 1959) is renowned internationally for his brilliant invention of the Tilting Pad Thrust Bearing, which carries the fore-and-aft load on ship propeller shafts. It overcame lubrication failure, which was a major shortcoming of existing bearings hindering ship development in the early twentieth century. The Michell bearing rapidly spread worldwide, notwithstanding a competing invention and patent, which effectively locked out the US market. The commercialisation process of the thrust bearing was undertaken through a joint venture of Michell Bearings Ltd with H B Scott that was based in Newcastle on Tyne, UK. The genius of Michell s thrust bearing lies in it having one of the mating faces replaced by a bracelet of tilting pads that face the direction of circular motion and adjust themselves to a wide range of fluid dynamic loadings. In this way even severe operating conditions are supported without lubrication break down and consequent bearing failure. Michell is remembered as one of the School s most distinguished alumni graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1895 and a Master of Civil Engineering in 1899. He was awarded the Kernot medal of the University of Melbourne in 1939 and the 1942 Watts Medal from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

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Anthony G M Michell (1870 1959) is renowned internationally for his brilliant invention of the Tilting Pad Thrust Bearing, which carries the fore-and-aft load on ship propeller shafts. It overcame lubrication failure, which was a major shortcoming of existing bearings hindering ship development in the early twentieth century. The Michell bearing rapidly spread worldwide, notwithstanding a competing invention and patent, which effectively locked out the US market. The commercialisation process of the thrust bearing was undertaken through a joint venture of Michell Bearings Ltd with H B Scott that was based in Newcastle on Tyne, UK. The genius of Michell s thrust bearing lies in it having one of the mating faces replaced by a bracelet of tilting pads that face the direction of circular motion and adjust themselves to a wide range of fluid dynamic loadings. In this way even severe operating conditions are supported without lubrication break down and consequent bearing failure. Michell is remembered as one of the School s most distinguished alumni graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1895 and a Master of Civil Engineering in 1899. He was awarded the Kernot medal of the University of Melbourne in 1939 and the 1942 Watts Medal from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Michell, Anthony George Maldon (George)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Theory, Practice and Engineering Heritage
    Lowe, Peter G.
    Published: Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, ACT, 2001
    Series: Eleventh National Conference on Engineering Heritage: Federation Engineering a Nation; Proceedings, 117-124
  3. Michell, Anthony George Mauldon (1870-1959), Engineer and Inventor
    Walker, Sydney
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 10, 492-494
  4. Collected mathematical works of J. H. and A. G. M. Michell: edited by F. W. Niedenfuhr and J. R. M.Radok
    Michell, J. H. and Michell, A. G. M.
    Published: P. Noordhoff, Groningen, Netherlands, 1964
  5. John Henry Michell 1863 - 1941
    Michell, A. G. M.
    Published: 1941
    Series: Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society, 3, 9
  6. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012
  7. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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  1. Michell, J. H., (John Henry) (1863-)
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    ... Michell, Anthony George Maldon (George) (1870 - 1959) ... Michell, J H (1863-) ... Research Professor. His brother, A.G.M. Michell, was a distinguished engineer. ... John Henry Michell (1863-1940), mathematician, was born on 26 October 1863 at Maldon, Victoria ...
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  2. University of Melbourne (1853-)
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    ... Michell, Anthony George Maldon (George) (1870 - 1959) ... Halford, George Britton (1824 - 1910) ... quickly. A committee of eminent Englishmen chaired by Astronomer Royal G. B. Airy was invited to advise on ... boasted only four faculties and sixteen students. By the end of the 20th century there was a total of ...
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  1. ENGINEERING AWARD CONFERRED BY UNIVERSITY
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 18 June 1938 p 2 Article
    ... . A. G. M. Michell by the Chancellor (Sir James Barrett) at the Uni-versity of Melbourne last night ... . Mr Michell s absence was the result of a nilsundci standing about the date of the ceremony the Dean ... 576 words
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  2. ENGINEER'S LECTURE
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 17 August 1938 p 2 Article
    ... ENGINEER'S LECTURE     Mr. A G M Michell, who was awarded the Kernot Memorial Medal by ... 23, in the public lecture theatre, arts building, Uni-versity, at 8 p.m.     Mr. Michell ... 79 words
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  3. ENGINEERING AWARD. Inventor Honored.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 18 June 1938 p 16 Article
    ... . A. G. M. Mlchell" (In absentia) by the chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Sir James Barrett ... of the faculty of engineering, said that owing to a misunderstanding in regard to the dale,' Mr ... 309 words
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  4. The collected mathematical works of J. H. and A. G. M. Michell / Edited by F. W. Niedenfuhr and J. R. M. Radok : With a foreword by T. M. Cherry
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    [ Book : 1964 ]
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  1. Index page
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Wednesday 31 December 1969 [INDEX Jan 1969-Dec 1969] p 5

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    ... ., 6807B Erwin, G. D., 1077 Forbes, A. J., 6807B Fraser, J. M., 6807B Freeth, G., 949A, 1077 Gorton, J. G ... , 569 Bennett, P H, 1397 Benson, H A F, 5200 Bevendge, G, 3856 Bianchi, F M , 157 Bickle G W E , 807 ... 280821 words
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  1. MICHELL, ANTHONY GEORGE MALDON (1870-1959)
    Michell, Anthony G
    [ Unpublished : 1920 ]
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  2. MICHELL, JOHN HENRY (1863-1940)
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