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RELIABILITY-BASED DESIGN

RELIABILITY-BASED DESIGN

Reliability?“BEST bus services are very reliable”“BMC water supply is not very reliable”“In Mumbai, Western Railway’s service is more reliable than ...

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ENERGY AUDIT FOR BUILDINGS

ENERGY AUDIT FOR BUILDINGS

The energy crisis in the present day world has led us to the design of new energy efficient buildings. However the existing buildings consume a lot of conventional energy and minimizing them will help us to ...

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COMMON ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES

COMMON ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES

In this subsection some energy conservation measures (ECMs) commonly recommended for commercial and industrial facilities are briefly discussed. It should be noted that the list of ECMs presented below does not pretend to be exhaustive nor ...

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Basic Terms and Definitions in Soil Engineering

Basic Terms and Definitions in Soil Engineering

Terms and Definitions in Soil Engineering Various definitions of terms used in Geotechnical Soil Engineering are presented. Volumetric Relationships of Soil 1. Void Ratio Void ratio is the volume of voids to the volume of solids. It is denoted by ‘e’.  e=Vv/Vs It is ...

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Cement Types and Characteristics of Cements

Cement Types and Characteristics of Cements

Types of Portland Cement • Different types of Portland cement are manufactured to meet the requirements for specific purposes • The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Designation C150 specifies the following eight types of Portland cementTypeNameType INormalType IANormal, ...

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