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Why do steam locomotives "chuff"?

by wva-usa on February 8th, 2015 at 04:40 PM

As noted on page 297 of the book "A Text-Book of Physics" (pub. 1911), the "chuffing" sound produced by steam locomotives is produced in the smokebox, by the firing of exhaust gases (from each exhaust stroke from the cylinders) through the exhaust pipe (which is actually a nozzle called a blastpipe) into the smokestack.




One of principles of acoustic resonance tells

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