Italian Masters: Cassini – Expert Engineer and Astronomer

2017-05-03T14:34:35-07:00

Figure 1: Giovanni Domenico Cassini We’ve been taking a break from hard-hitting mechanical engineering and materials science blogs with some pieces on the Italian masters of science, mathematics and engineering in the 16-19th centuries.  In previous blogs, I explored the lives and contributions of mathematician/physicist Evangelista Torricelli and physicist/engineer Giovanni Venturi.  For this blog, I'm focusing on Giovanni Domenico Cassini (Figure 1), a structural engineer and astronomer extraordinaire in the late 17th century.  Cassini started small, studying astrology (not astronomy!) early on in his career, but his fascination with the actual scientific properties [...]

Italian Masters: Cassini – Expert Engineer and Astronomer2017-05-03T14:34:35-07:00

Italian Masters: Venturi and the Venturi Effect

2017-05-03T14:48:59-07:00

Figure 1: Giovanni Battista Venturi [i] Glew's News is doing a short series highlighting the lives and accomplishments of the Italian Masters of science, engineering, and mathematics.  In the last blog, I wrote about Evangelista Torricelli, a mathematician and physicist from the 17th century.  In this blog, I'm focusing on Giovanni Venturi (Figure 1), an accomplished physicist, hydrodynamicist and engineer. Giovanni Battista Venturi (1746-1822) Giovanni Venturi was born to a wealthy family in Reggio, Italy in 1746.  A talented young student, by the age of 23 the local seminary had [...]

Italian Masters: Venturi and the Venturi Effect2017-05-03T14:48:59-07:00

Italian Masters: Torricelli and Barometric Pressure Measurement

2017-11-12T00:37:30-07:00

Figure 1: Evangelista Torricelli Most people are familiar with the works of the “Italian Masters”… artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael.  But Italy has a storied history of masters of other fields, especially mathematics, science and engineering.  In this blog series, we’ll take a look at a few of the influential renaissance men from The Boot who helped advance the fields of physics, chemistry, electricity, geometry, and more.  These are the multi-talented renaissance men who tackled so many of the problems that now form the backbone of modern science, engineering, [...]

Italian Masters: Torricelli and Barometric Pressure Measurement2017-11-12T00:37:30-07:00

Common Types of Engineering Litigation Cases

2018-02-16T11:00:29-07:00

Companies facing litigation that involves patent infringement or misappropriation of trade secrets should consider hiring Glew Engineering.

Common Types of Engineering Litigation Cases2018-02-16T11:00:29-07:00