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Victor J. Binks Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2020-0050

Content Description

The collection contains notes, publications, manuals, design notebooks, reports, and two annotated volumes created and/or used by Victor J. Binks, UConn graduate and space program engineer.

Dates

  • undated, 1945 - 1998

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.

Extent

1.8 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Victor J. Binks, in Manchester, CT, on July 17, 1924, was the son of the late Joseph and Henrietta (Sloane) Binks. He served in the Army during WWII as a Medic and graduated from UConn with a Bachelor's (1956) and Master’s (1960) in Mechanical Engineering. His working career included Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton Standard and International Fuel Cells.

During his professional career, Binks was a technical staff engineer with Hamilton Standard designing life support/air conditioning systems for both space and aircraft applications. He also worked as a contract engineer at Pratt & Whitney and the Fuel Cell Operations unit of United Technologies Corp. While at Pratt & Whitney, Binks analyzed finite element models of turbine blades/vanes to improve flow and temperature distribution, reduce stress and predict life. As a Design Analysis contract engineer at the Fuel Cell Operations unit, he redesigned a water recovery condenser for a 200 KW power plant and to predict off-design performance using finite element computer programs.

Mr. Binks died in March 2021 at the age of 96.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Binks Papers were donated by the family in July 2021.

Separated Materials

Photocopies of title, annotacted end pages and sampling of internal underscoring/notes retained when present:

-----. Steam, Its generation and use. New York: The Babcock & Wilcox Company, 1955.

Evans, Frank L., Jr. Equipment Design Handbook for Refineries and Chemical Plants, V. 1-2. Houston: Book Division, Gulf Publishing 1971.

Goodman, Robert B. A Primer on Pneumatic Valves and Controls. Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing Company, 1997.

Faires, Virgil Moring. Applied Thermodynamics, revised edition. New York: Macmillian Company, undated.

Ham, C. W. and E. J. Crane. Mechanics of Machinery, 3rd edition. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1948.

Hawkins, George A. Thermodynamics, 2nd edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1953.

Howell, John R. and Richard O. Buckius. Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, SI version. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1987.

Kays, W. M. and A. L. London. Compact Heat Exchangers. 3rd edition reprint with corrections. Malabar, Florida: Krieger Publishing Company, 1998.

Kennan, Joseph H. Thermodynamics, 8th printing. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1949.

Kern, Donald Q. and Allan D. Kraus. Extended Surface Heat Transfer. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1972.

Moore, Herbert F. Textbook of the Materials of Engineering. 7th edition, 3rd impression. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1947.

Poorman, Alfred P. Strength of materials, 4th edition, 5th impression. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1945.

Raber, B. F. and F. W. Hutchinson. Refrigeration and air conditioning engineering, 4th printing. New York: John Wildy & Sons, Inc., 1945.

Roark, Raymond J. and Warren C. Young. Formulas for Stress and Strain, 5th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1975.

Rohsenow, Warren M. and Harry Y. Choi. Heat, Mass, and Momentum transfer. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1961.

Rohsenow, Warren M. and James P. Hartnett, eds. Handbook of Heat Transfer. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1973.

Rouse, Hunter. Elementary mechanics of fluids, 9th printing. New York: John Wildy & Sons, Inc., 1955.

Sauer, Harry J., Jr. and Romald H. Howell. Heat Pump Systems. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1983.

Schneider, P. J. Temperature Response Charts. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1963.

Shapiro, Archer H. The Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Compressible Fluid Flow, V. I. New York: The Ronald Press Company, 1953.

Shapiro, Archer H. The Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Compressible Fluid Flow, V. II. New York: The Ronald Press Company, 1954.

Shortley, George and Dudley Williams. Physics. Fundamental principles for students of science and engineering, V. I. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1950.

Skrotzki, Bernhardt G. A. and William A. Vopat. Applied Energy Conversion. A Text in Power Plant Engineering. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1945.

Smith, William F. Principles of Materials Science and Engineering. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1986.

Thomson, William Tyrell. Mechanical Vibrations, 2nd edition 2nd printing. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1954.

Timoshenko, S. in collaboration with D. H. Young. Vibration problems in engineering, 3rd edition reprinted. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1956.

Wylie, C. R., Jr. Advanced Engineering Mathematics. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1951.

Wylie, C. R., Jr. Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 2nd edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1960.

Bibliography

Substantial notes and highlighting found in the volumes retained in the collection:

Jakob, Max. Heat Transfer v. I, 4th printing, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1955.

Jakob, Max. Heat Transfer v. II, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1957.

Spotts, M. F., Dwsign of Machine Elements, 2nd edition 3rd printing. New York: Prentic-Hall, Inc., 1954.

-----. National Directory of Architectural, Engineering and Consulting Firms with Certified Fallout Shelter Analysts. Washington, D. C.: Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense, June 1967.
Title
Victor J. Binks Papers
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
August 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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