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5 Travel Myths You Need to Stop Believing Right Now

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Canal Comes Alive with Lighted Boat Parade.

What is Plaster of Paris and How to Make it at Home?

Plaster of Paris is a Calcium sulfate semi-hydrate (CaSO4,½ H2O) derived from Gypsum, a calcium sulfate di-hydrate (CaSO4, 2H2O), by firing this mineral at relatively low temperature and thus reducing it to powder. In 1700’s, Paris was already the “Capital of plaster” since all the walls of wooden houses were covered with plaster, as a protection against fire. The King

Basics and Principles of Plastic Analysis

Plastic analysis is defined as the analysis in which the criterion for the design of structures is the ultimate load. We can define it as the analysis inelastic material is studied beyond the elastic limit (which can be observed in stress strain diagram). Plastic analysis derives from a simple mode failure in which plastic hinges form. Actually the ultimate load is found from the

What is a Partnership Organization

Partnership Organization is defined as an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners of a business for profit. The success of partnership depends upon mutual confidence understanding, co-operation & adjustment of the members to accommodate & appreciate each other’s view. Each of the artiness should realize that it is his business & he

Physical Features of the Earth

Physical features map include the existence of: Mountains Rivers Slope or plain area Atmospheric study consists of: The average temperature of the site Average rainfall Climate of the area Wind and floods

Definition, Types & Comparison of Open & Pipe Flow

It is usually the flow in an Open Channels Surface Flow: The flow which is above the ground level is called surface flow. Ground Flow: The flow which is below the surface of the earth is called ground flow. Open channel flow is not completely enclosed by boundaries, unlike pipe flow. Open channel is always under the action of gravity, while pipe can be under gravity

Passenger Car Unit - Definition & Examples

It is a vehicle unit used for expressing highway capacity. One car is considered as a single unit, cycle, motorcycle is considered as half car unit. Bus , truck causes a lot of inconvenience because of its large size and is considered equivalent to 3 cars or 3 PCU. Volume: Number of vehicles crossing a point on the road during a specific time period. It is carried out for:

Methods of Sewage Waste disposal

Methods of sewage disposal are of two types: Dry or conservatory system Water carriage system (99.9)

Methods for Non Destructive Testing of Concrete

Non destructive testing of concrete can be defined as the test method used to examine the properties of concrete used in the actual structure. These test methods can also be said as in-situ tests or in-place tests. Traditionally these tests are said to be as the non-destructive test although some minor damage to the structure may be involved. An important feature of non

Mechanics of Solids Lecture Notes

It is the combination of physical, mathematical, and computer laws and techniques to predict the behavior of solid materials that are subjected to mechanical or thermal loadings. It is the branch of mechanics that deals with the behavior of solid matter under external actions. The external actions may be: External Force Temperature Change Displacement

Surveying Dictionary Words Definitions Starting from M, N, O, P

Magnetic declination is the horizontal angle between true north (i.e., the geographic meridian) and magnetic north (i.e., the magnetic meridian). There are two conventions for specifying the angle. One is to indicate the magnitude (e.g., 6o) and direction as E or W of north. The other considers positive values to be toward the east and negative values to be toward the west.

What is Varnish and Types of Varnishes

Varnishes are more or less transparent liquids which are used to provide a protective surface coating in much the same way as paints do” At the same time they allow the original surface to show but add a lustrous and glossy finish to it. All varnishes have basically the same

What are GeoTextiles & GeoSynthetics?

In only a very few years, geosynthetics (geotextiles, geogrids, and geomembranes) have joined the list of traditional civil engineering construction materials. Often the use of a geosynthetic can significantly increase the safety factor, improve performance, and reduce costs in comparison with conventional construction alternatives. In the case of embankments on extremely

Methods of Disinfection of Water

In the water treatment processes, pathogens & other organisms can be partly physically eliminated through coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, & filtration, in addition to the natural die-off. After filtration, to ensure pathogen free water, the chemical addition of chlorine (so called chlorination), rightly or wrongly, is most widely used for disinfection of drinking water

Water Hammer - Definition and Factors Affecting it

If water is flowing through a channel and it is stopped abruptly i.e its momentum is broken so a pressure surge or wave results, this effect produced is called water hammer or hammer blow. This effect can be produced in any fluid. When a flow is stopped backwater effect is produced in which a wave of water moves against the flowing water. It is caused by a pressure or a

Definition, Objectives and Importance of ITS

Intelligent transport system can be defined as the technology applied to transport infrastructure (Road networks, traffic and transit systems) to: Manage traffic and reduce congestion Enable users to make informed decisions Integrate technologies and expertise to create and provide innovative services Improve safety and mobility Increase the efficiency of existing transport

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