Henry Selby Hele-Shaw
Henry Selby Hele-Shaw FRS (1854–1941) was an English mechanical and automobile engineer. He was the inventor of the variable-pitch propeller, which contributed to British success in the Battle of Britain in 1940, and he experimented with flows through thin cells. Flows through such configurations are named in his honour (Hele-Shaw flows).
In 1923 Hele-Shaw founded the Whitworth Society. It still exists and provides an informal contact between all ages of Whitworth scholar and a means to promote engineering in the UK. The aim of the society is to bring closer those who have benefited from Sir Joseph Whitworth's generosity.
In 1902 Hele-Shaw was invited to deliver the Royal Institution Christmas Lecture Locomotion : On the Earth, Through the Water, in the Air.
- Guy, H. L. (1941). "H. S. Hele-Shaw. 1854-1941". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 3 (10): 790–726. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1941.0035.
- No. 2164: Hele-Shaw at www.uh.edu
- 'For the Advancement of Learning (The University of Liverpool 1881 - 1981)', Thomas Kelly, Liverpool University Press, 1981.
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