Alden, George I.
- SUBJECT AREA: Mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic engineering[br]b. 22 April 1843 Templeton, Massachusetts, USAd. 13 September 1926 Princeton, Massachusetts, USA[br]American mechanical engineer and professor of engineering.[br]From 1868 to 1896 George Alden was head of the steam and mechanical engineering departments at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts. He made a donation in 1910 to establish a hydraulic laboratory at the Institute, and later a further donation for an extension of the laboratory which was completed in 1925. He was Chairman of the Board of Norton (Abrasives) Company and made a significant contribution to the theory of grinding in his paper in 1914 to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was a member of that society from 1880, the year of its foundation, and took an active part in its proceedings.[br]Principal Honours and DistinctionsVice-President, American Society of Mechanical Engineers 1891–3.Bibliography1914, "Operation of grinding wheels in machine grinding", Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 36:451–60.Further ReadingFor a description of the Alden Hydraulic Laboratory, see Mechanical Engineering, June 1926: 634–5.RTS
Biographical history of technology. - Taylor & Francis e-Librar. Lance Day and Ian McNeil. 2005.
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